Well, I made it to Europe... and I'm kicking off my 37th year of life! After a few days in Ljubljana, Slovenia enjoying the sights and tastes, I went up to the alpine tourist town of Bled (about 45 minutes from Ljubljana by car) as a little 37th birthday outing. And what a busy and fun-filled 24-hours it was! Here's how my truly EPIC day went... read on.
When people ask me about the coolest things I've done in Mexico, it's impossible to think of just one or two. I feel like I am constantly seeing beautiful, awe-inspiring, and unique things — some of them big and splashy, some of them small but impactful. Still, I knew I had to put together at least a small list of the places and moments in Mexico that will stick out in my memory forever... enjoy.
Here's my experience visiting Huasteca Potosina, the extensive waterfall and cave region deep in the jungle of Mexico... that you've never heard of but definitely have to visit! Use this as a guide to planning your visit (with or without a dog)!
During my 6-month Mexico road trip, I spent two weeks in Oaxaca, known for its indigenous cultures, food, colorful streets and architecture, mezcal, textiles, and art. And like many others before me, I fell in love with Oaxaca...
"What’s been your favorite place in Mexico?” is a question I keep getting — and my answer is…
As a nomad, I constantly find myself at odds with both wanting to stay in a community to immerse myself more fully, and wanting to keep moving to the next place. It’s kind of a dilemma! Case in point: in January and early February 2022, I decided to stay put longer than usual because I [...]
My 5-year-old, 26-pound miniature Australian shepherd Penny es mi vida y mi mejor amiga (my life and my best friend!). I have had her since she was a mere 7 weeks old, and ever since, I’ve never been away from her for longer than a month! In her five years on this earth, together, we’ve [...]
I'm a sucker for murals and wall art — I deliberately seek them out when I travel. Lucky for me, San Miguel de Allende is positively littered with them, as I discovered during my five weeks in the city. Here's a few of my favorite murals. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do, whether you're visiting SMA or living vicariously through my photos!
I embarked on my cross-Mexico road trip a few weeks ago. While I had driven in Mexico before, this time was different: one, I am a solo female. Two, I was going deep into the heart of Mexico. Three, I'll be driving around Mexico for six whole months! These are the preparations and precautions I took for the trip, plus some advice for getting gas and for solo women.
In August, Canada opened the border between the U.S. and Canada for non-essential travel after what seemed like ages of closure. So naturally, given that I was in the northeast in early fall, I decided to venture into my neighbor of the north in month #13 of nomad life! But all the rules and restrictions were… a little overwhelming, especially when it came to the complicated timing. Let me break it down...
Boise, Idaho was my first temporary home after embracing the nomad life. Check out my favorite dining, drinking, and outdoor activity spots in and around Boise (dog-friendly, of course) — with plenty of photos!
Take it from a 10-plus year resident who loves to eat and drink, here's 15 of my favorite places in Phoenix/Scottsdale, restaurant edition.
Charleston is the one of the most dog-accepting and dog-friendly cities, and that's saying a lot, coming from this 3-year-old miniature Australian shepherd who's visited 19 states.. so far.
Would you rather pay $245, $233.50, or $228 for the same €200? When every dollar counts, I'll help you choose wisely when it comes to spending money overseas.
I've lived in Arizona for almost 10 years. As a frequent host of out-of-town visitors, I often get asked, "What are the best things to do here?" Well, let me tell you, my friends.
This isn't just superficial fashion advice. Looking like a tourist can make you a target for pickpockets and scammers—you CAN look good while traveling without sacrificing comfort and function.
From Dublin, to Kilkenny, to Cork, to Killarney, to Dingle, to Limerick, to Cliffs of Moher, to Galway, this was my itinerary in Ireland as a solo female traveler (with pictures!).
I moved to Arizona almost nine years ago. I've been to many places. But I had not been to Page, one of the most photographed places in the world, until this past weekend.
Ecuador as a travel destination: Enough have come before to pave the way, but not enough that the people and the country are jaded, advantageous of or overrun by foreigners. Check out my Ecuador itinerary from Quito to Quilotoa to Cotopaxi to Cuenca to Guayaquil.
How should I get around within Europe? This confounded me when I got to planning my 4-week, multi-city, multi-country European adventure.