Getaway Hostel: A Great Place to Stay in Chicago

Getaway Hostel: A Great Place to Stay in Chicago
December 21, 2015

Traveling to Chicago? Have I got the hostel for you!   Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Lincoln Park, Getaway Hostel offers a perfect location. It is far enough away from busy main streets to avoid much of the traffic sounds but close enough for walking convenience to the “El” trains and buses. Surrounded by beautiful townhouses, Getaway is a safe and secure option for the budget traveler as we all know Chicago isn’t cheap. It is a perfect place to stay especially if you are visiting a […]


Earn Money Teaching English Overseas

Earn Money Teaching English Overseas
December 17, 2015

Teaching English in a non-English speaking country is an extremely popular choice among travelers for making money. Teaching can give you a relatively steady stream of income while traveling around your host country as well as the surrounding countries. There are many opportunities for teaching: private schools, public schools, language schools, individual lessons, and online.     April, who is lucky enough to work several of these options to fund her travels, tells us about her experiences.   April: I’m working as an English teacher both online and […]


Photo Obsession: Alaskan Sunsets

Photo Obsession: Alaskan Sunsets
December 13, 2015

Alaska has the best sunsets I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Maybe some day another part of the world will snag this title but for now Alaska wins hands down. It is very difficult to not have an obsession with snapping numerous photos of the gorgeous reds and pinks produced by midnight sunsets. What else has made my photo obsession list? Lizards, hummingbirds, and wildflowers to name a few.      


Adventuring as Student Abroad in Costa Rica

Adventuring as Student Abroad in Costa Rica
December 10, 2015

Dreaming of sandy beaches in tropical Costa Rica but still stuck in college? Consider taking your adventurous self on a study abroad program such as my friend Taylor did. Studying abroad is a great way to fund your adventures while still earning your college degree. As Taylor points out below, you have many opportunities to explore not only your immediate area but all those surrounding your location. The experience is what you make of it. Dream big and live it!   Interested in other ways to travel abroad? […]


Gear Up to Travel the World as an AuPair

Gear Up to Travel the World as an AuPair
December 3, 2015

Do toddlers make you giggle? Have a passion for finger painting or playing with Playdoh? Want to converse with preteens about their daily life? Then trying your hand at being an AuPair might be the traveling seasonal job for you. Last month, I connected with Lerato from South Africa who is in the process of starting her first job as an AuPair. I love her photo above of a resort in South Africa. Makes me want to visit her there!   Let’s find out how she went about […]


One Naughty Thing You Must Do in Boston

One Naughty Thing You Must Do in Boston
December 2, 2015

  What is your naughty pleasure? Think delectable and gooey or crunchy. Imagine rich and delicious or salty and sweet. Overwhelming but elegant.  So get your mind out of the gutter. The one naughty thing you must do in Boston is attend the Chocolate Bar at Cafe Fleuri. This extravagant experience is located in The Langham Boston Hotel. Treat yourself even more by staying at this luxury hotel. Whether you stay at the hotel or not, the Chocolate Bar is an elegant pleasure you must treat yourself to. It […]


Bacon Donut Challenge

Bacon Donut Challenge
November 23, 2015

  Bacon with donuts! Say what? What a perfect combination. Usually, bacon donuts are paired with a maple glaze which makes them tasted like pancakes with maple syrup and a side of bacon, all in one mouthful. Only the donuts are even better. I first heard of bacon donuts when I lived in Chicago. I made it my mission to find and eat as many different varieties as possible. Since I was traveling from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine via Amtrak, I thought, let’s eat them across the […]


Go Diving in Roatan

Go Diving in Roatan
November 13, 2015

  “Hi, I’m Shaina. I’m the Welcoming Committee today!” That was how I met Shaina when I arrived at the hostel in Roatan. It was not her job. She was a guest as well but was helping out. Like many of the visitors to Roatan, Shaina is a diver and was there to get her certification. Let’s chat about diving! Roatan is considered the second dive capital of the world. Do you agree with this statement? Why? I whole-heartedly agree! There were so many dive spots and exotic […]


Photo Obsession: Oregon Tulip Festival

Photo Obsession: Oregon Tulip Festival
November 8, 2015

  Heading out on a cloudy overcast day, our destination was the Oregon Tulip Festival held at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. I was anxious to see the colorful beauty of the tulip farm. About 20 years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. I was sure the Oregon field would rival the California fields in beauty and I was right. The flowers did not disappoint. I wanted to take home so many. My favorites are the orange with […]


Mother/Daughter Bonding in Washington DC

Mother/Daughter Bonding in Washington DC
October 29, 2015

In anticipation of my upcoming trip to Washington DC, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about previous visits. There are too many places to visit in DC. Revisiting memories is helping me plan the next trip. Some places I want to see again. Others I’ve missed or don’t remember.   The First Trip If you’ve lived on the east side of the US, chances are you have visited Washington D.C. as an elementary or junior high student. I know I did. Sixth grade […]


Liebster Award

Liebster Award
October 28, 2015

  I would like to give a shout to Wanderlust. Bikes. Beers. Puns. for nominating me! Thank you so much! The Liebster Award is an award that is passed from new bloggers to others bloggers that need more readers. In a blog post, you must answer ten questions, and provide a link to whoever nominated you. It’s an amazing idea that benefits new bloggers by providing exposure and a solid network of fellow bloggers. Rules: Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include […]


How to Pack for a Cruise

How to Pack for a Cruise
October 25, 2015

  Hi there!  I’m Donna Berlanda, and I’ll be guest posting today about how to pack for a one-week cruise.  If you have never been on a cruise before, you are in for the experience of a lifetime!  Cruises are a great way to see a LOT, and stay in the best accommodations ever.  Your ship will be your floating hotel and all your meals are provided.  All you have to do is relax and enjoy.  So let’s go into how to pack, so you will be ready […]


Get a Workout Anywhere – Fitness Tips While You Travel

Get a Workout Anywhere – Fitness Tips While You Travel
October 22, 2015

Traveling doesn’t mean you have to give up your fitness routine, but it could make things a bit more difficult if you’re stuck in a hotel or have limited access outdoors now that winter is upon us. Even when there’s a gym at the hotel, chances that you want to take time out of your day to use it might be slim – and while you should definitely take advantage of the facilities, it could be especially hard if you have a packed schedule or just don’t feel […]


Review: Roatan Backpackers’ Hostel

Review: Roatan Backpackers’ Hostel
October 21, 2015

Roatan is one of the dive capitals of the world. People come from all over the world to dive, snorkel, volunteer and be a beach bum like myself. There are numerous places to stay on the island located off the coast of Honduras. For my month-long visit, I stayed at the Roatan Backpackers’ Hostel in Sandy Bay. It is located on the north side of the island heading towards the town of West End. The thing that makes this place the best hostel to stay is the camaraderie. […]


Winter Giants and Ancient Tricksters

Winter Giants and Ancient Tricksters
October 15, 2015

Add Alberta’s Rocky Mountains to Your Bucket List Welcome, Jennifer Gyuricska of the Prairie Telegraph. Thank you for guest posting and telling us about the Canadian Rocky Mountains.   Our family recently moved from the shadow of Canada’s Rocky Mountains to the sunny and windswept East Coast. It’s an adventure living in the sunshine beside the ocean but I miss those dark places and forbidding heights. I know that homesickness will hit in full force once the snow starts to fall. Tricia, I totally think you should add […]