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What is the best luggage for airline travel? The 5 best suitcases on Amazon (according to the experts!)

Aug 24, 2023

Which brand is best for suitcases? What luggage is the most durable? Which luggage is better, hard or soft? There have never been more options for luggage, but there’s something ultra-satisfying about finding a durable, beautiful suitcase or luggage set for a fraction of what you’d expect to pay. Thank you, Amazon! I used to […]

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How much does Tokyo DisneySea cost? Here’s what I spent in 1 day!

Aug 17, 2023

Visiting Disney theme parks in the United States can be a headache– an expensive headache.  Before the Disney purists come at me, allow me to say that the amount of pre-planning that’s required to visit Walt Disney World in Florida is insane. From having to make park reservations, figure out Genie+, and reserve timed entry […]

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How to spend 1 day in Bangkok, Thailand

Aug 9, 2023

When most people think of Thailand, they think of: Full moon parties in the Phi Phi islands Bathing with elephants in the faux “jungle.” Spicy pad thai noodles What usually doesn’t come immediately to mind is the allure of the vibrant city that blends tradition and religion with modernity, boasting world-famous fresh produce, spicy cuisine, […]

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Travel insurance 101: What is travel insurance and what does it cover?

Aug 6, 2023

So you’ve got your bags packed, your itinerary planned, and your heart set adventure. But then some buzzkill aunt or friend asks you whether you purchased travel insurance for your trip. Ugh.  Honestly, I haven’t always purchased travel insurance. I thought it sounded expensive and unnecessary, or like something only rich people bought. Now? The […]

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Top 10 foods to try in Japan

Aug 2, 2023

Japan is renowned for its colorful culture, ancient traditions, and ultra-modern technology, but it also has an unbelievable culinary scene. Seriously— of all the countries that I’ve visited so far, Japan has the best food (literally drooling as I type this). From little street izakayas with sizzling grills to world famous ramen shops and cinematic […]

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Do you need a visa to go to Europe? Here are Europe’s new entry requirements for 2024

Jul 29, 2023

Will US citizens need a visa to travel to Europe in 2024? The short answer is yes: before you can sip rosé in the south of France or cruise around the Greek islands, you’ll need to get a visa, even if you’re American. Why is this changing, how do you get one, and how much […]

8 BEST travel sized beauty and skincare products on Amazon (TSA approved!)

Jul 26, 2023

Every woman shares one common travel struggle: packing all of our skincare and beauty products into a carry on bag. Maintaining a flawless beauty and skincare routine is hard enough at home, so forcing us to squeeze it into 3oz bottles and a 1 quart bag is just cruel (Dramatic? Yes. True? Absolutely). But really– if […]

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Experiencing an authentic Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto, Japan

Jul 22, 2023

The Japanese tea ceremony, known as “chanoyu” or “sado,” has profound cultural significance, embodying the essence of Japanese aesthetics, spirituality, and social etiquette. So when I visited Japan, experiencing an authentic, traditional Japanese tea ceremony was at the top of my very long Japan must-do list. Why? Because the tea ceremony goes way beyond just […]

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The #1 travel safety gadget for female solo travelers in 2023

Jul 19, 2023

There are a lot of travel safety products for women. From pepper spray disguised as banana keychains to “pens” or “tampons” with concealed personal safety weapons, I’ve tried them all. Why? Because more than 75% of solo female travelers (including me) have experienced some form of harassment, discomfort, or felt unsafe abroad. Not that America […]

Staying at the cutest coastal bed and breakfast in Vietnam, Hoi An Rustic Villa

Jul 15, 2023

Picture this: You step out of your quaint, sunny bed and breakfast to the bright green countryside. You’re about to take a gentle bike ride, lazily waving wildflowers and rice fields flashing past, into the charming ancient town down the street. You may take a walk on the leafy river, pick up fresh fruit for […]