Trip Planning

What Are Your 2018 Travel Resolutions?

By Steph | January 3, 2018

Well I think we can mostly all agree that 2017 was a dumpster fire of a year. A few good things happened, but a whole lot of bad things too. The great news is 2017 is OVER, and we have 2018 spread out before us like a gleaming blank page. Personally I’m very excited about […]

Preparing to Move Abroad- Part Two

By Steph | October 25, 2017

Back in August I wrote about the many preparations we were taking to move abroad at the end of October. Well the end of October is here! It’s hard to believe but we leave for Bologna in just three days. This means we’ve been super busy lately getting ready for the move. Getting the Dog’s […]

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Responsible Travel: Yes, You Can Do Something!

By Megan Stetzel | August 24, 2017

This is the second installment of my responsible travel initiative that was spearheaded by a recent visit to Portland to stay with Hostelling International’s Portland Hawthorne location and attend their Global Goals Fair. You can read the first installment here. Sustainable travel is something I really want all travelers to be more conscious about. We […]

River Cruising in Your 30s is Unexpectedly Awesome

By Guest Poster | August 14, 2017

So…you know you’re…umm…a bit younger than the typical demographic, right? That’s my 60-something mom speaking, giving me a gentle warning over Facetime that my husband and I quite possibly just signed up for an 11-day float down the lower Danube with a boatful of octogenarians. When I went on mine, even I was on the […]

How I’m taking 12 Trips in 12 Months While Employed Full-Time

By Guest Poster | June 12, 2017

“You’re not allowed to take a vacation. Only the partners can take a vacation,” he said a monotone voice that implied he was unmoved by the message he was delivering. I blinked twice, shocked. It was a good thing we were over the phone, otherwise my face would’ve revealed how ludicrous a policy I thought […]

The 3-2-1 Travel Rule

By Guest Poster | June 5, 2017

Let’s face it, millennials get a bad rap. But as far as I can see, my friends and colleagues who fall into the millennial category are hard workers, politically engaged and trying to figure out this whole adult thing. And it’s hard. The economic recession set back a whole generation who, for the first time […]

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The Best Travel Backpack for Your Next Adventure

By Megan Stetzel | May 4, 2017

I recently had a friend ask me for suggestions for a backpack for her move to Southeast Asia coming up. I spent a year living in Bangkok, Thailand myself and have spent ample time backpacking around the world and have learned what goes into picking the best travel backpack out there. There are a couple […]

4 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Next Trip

By Guest Poster | April 24, 2017

Is it possible to have more than one place that feels like home? I live in the United States – in New Jersey – and yet, Mexico also feels like my home.  I get an all-encompassing, warm-and-fuzzy feeling just thinking about my time there.  During my college years, I studied in Puebla, Mexico for four […]

Planning Our Japan Itinerary Using Trip30

By Steph | January 27, 2016

I’ve been talking about it nonstop for weeks, but I’m not sure I ever formally announced int on the blog so here we go: Mike and I are going to Japan in March! Nothing sponsored, nothing work related. Just 3 pure weeks of traveling, experiencing and eating one of the most interesting countries on earth. […]

How to Handle a Travel Disaster

By Jessica Dawdy | January 13, 2016

There’s this startlingly accurate Paul Theroux quote that says “travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” Travel is sometimes messier and more stressful than many of us would like to admit. It means putting yourself in situations that are often completely unfamiliar. You’re bound to encounter a few mishaps here and there as you adjust to new people, new places, and […]

So You’ve Just Graduated College…Now What?

By Kay Rodriguez | September 8, 2015

You’ve donned your cap and gown, gotten a diploma with your name on it, and moved on into the real world. This is quite possibly the most terrifying, thrilling, and exhilarating time of your life, when you have the full power to make all of your decisions for yourself. You might not know what the […]

Awesome Destinations for Your First Solo Trip

By Jessica Dawdy | September 2, 2015

I’m a firm believer that everyone should try traveling solo at some point in their lives. You may have plenty of friends and family members who make for wonderful travel companions, but traveling alone offers so many extra opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth, and cultural connection. The big question then is where should be your […]