The Only Tip You Need for Your Venice Trip

I’ve been in love with Venice from the very first time I visited. It is such a strange and wondrous place—the twisting alleys and slender bridges so secretive and seductive, the rippling waterways so quiet and romantic. There’s plenty of tips for how to best enjoy your Venice trip out there—from negotiating the price of…

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3 Reasons to Visit Potsdam

“Wait, can we stop?” I asked. “I want to get a pic of that castle.” Tim politely refused, and I sank back into the passenger seat, disappointed, not knowing that the surprise day trip from Berlin he’d planned involved not just one castle, but over 17 of them. The surprise? We were headed to Potsdam.…

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The Best City Walk in London

History! Skylines! Cute markets! Beer! Palaces! I’m sure there are more comprehensive London walking tours, but the following route is hands-down one of my favorite London city walks. It’s the ultimate Instagram package, hitting a chunk of famous London sightseeing spots in combination with foodie delights and fresh air. The Best City Walk in London […]

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San Francisco: A Fun and Cheap (Staycation) Itinerary

Finally breaking the radio silence here to announce that we’ve finally moved into our place in San Francisco! The last few weeks have been a pandemonium of apartment searches, prepping for the move, getting things ready here, and settling in. And of course we had to complicate things for ourselves by hosting two dinners, overnight guests,…

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Cartagena, Colombia: A Fun and Cheap Itinerary

While Cartagena is starting to boom as a hotspot Colombian destination (if the plethora of swanky bars and burgeoning boutique hotels in the Walled City are any indication), it’s still quite possible to tour the city as a budget traveler. Here’s a few recommendations for fun and cheap ways to enjoy this beautiful port city. Brush…

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Touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Part I

Manhattans, Old-Fashioneds, hot toddies, or whiskey sours. To make a great bourbon cocktail, you need a great base—and the place famous for making those great American bourbons is none other than Bourbon, Kentucky. Like champagne, bourbon is technically only considered “real bourbon” if it’s distilled in Bourbon County. While the Bourbon Trail features some of…

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Planning a Roadtrip

Somehow I totally forgot that next Monday is MLK Day. What to do with this newfound extra time? Maybe a day trip? Maybe a scenic drive? Maybe some time outdoors? (Provided the weather holds?) While bumbling around the web looking for ideas I came across Roadtrippers.com, a really awesome site that lets you plug in…

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