I’m going to start this off by saying that in no way am I an expert hiker. In fact, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to call myself an athletic hiker. Having been born and raised at sea level, the second I start hitting an incline all bets are off and … More Top Five Hikes at Capitol Reef National Park
Amongst Americans, Heidelberg is probably one of the most well known cities in this region due to its beautiful architecture and famous university. Heidelberg Castle is, of course, difficult to miss and boasts the most incredible views over the town and the river Neckar. The castle was partially ruined by several fires, but it remains … More The Rhine-Neckar Shuffle- Heidelberg
Known as the “town with two castles”, Weinheim was my second stop in the Rhine-Neckar triangle. I’m a big fan of castles, so of course I had to check both of them out while I had the chance. Windeck Castle was mostly a ruin, but does have a brewery operating on its premises and seemed … More The Rhine-Neckar Shuffle- Weinheim
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Southwestern Germany. It was a bit of a road-trip-style adventure, so I had the opportunity to visit several wonderful cities in the Rhine-Neckar region, making up what is known as the Rhine-Neckar Triangle. Of the three cities I visited, I probably spent … More The Rhine-Neckar Shuffle- Mannheim
Listen, I get it- you’ve just spent all this money on a perfect vacation. You’re not going to cancel, so why should you pay extra for travel insurance? The reason, of course, is because you’ve just spent all this money on a perfect vacation. These days, its a little easier to talk yourself into travel … More Should I Bother with Travel Insurance?
For someone who has been to Las Vegas on three separate occasions, I truly have no interest in gambling. The brightly lit machines are pretty and that’s about the extent of my awareness of the casino floor. There is, however, a reason that I keep returning to the city; its abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment … More What to Do In Las Vegas if You’re Not a Gambler
Iceland’s main airport is only about a six hours’ flight away from New York which makes it a nice easy escape from the hustle and of the city. On the flip side, once landed in Iceland, it’s still about an hour’s drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. Since the famous Blue Lagoon is located … More Exploring Iceland from Reykjavik
The Badlands National Park is what I affectionately like to call a “flyover park”. It’s actually one of my favorite Midwestern parks but it gets constantly overlooked due to its location in relation to the more popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! While it’s technically possible to do all three of these parks as … More What’s So Bad About Badlands National Park?
Anyone who has been on a roadtrip of the American Midwest has surely seen the billboards advertising free iced water at Wall Drug and after a few dozen signs, one can’t help but wonder- what’s that all about? Originally purchased in 1931, the Wall Drug Store made its claim to fame when the owner’s wife … More What the Heck is Wall Drug?
In my opinion, one of the best ways to get to know a city is to try out all the local watering holes. Between Porto and Lisbon, I was able to test out a fair number of restaurants and bars and compiled a list of my favorites. Tasco Tasco landed at the top of nearly … More The Best Places to Eat and Drink Around Porto