During our month trip to Europe last year, 10 of our 13 different accommodations were Airbnbs. It’s by far the best way to experience your location as a local and opens up so many more options to travel well and inexpensively. Whether by yourself, as a couple, or with a group, Airbnbs beat hotels in… Read More The facts about Airbnbs
“Left! Left! She means left!! This street here!” Our Roman Airbnb host is shouting directions in rapid-fire Italian, based mostly on landmarks. I’m sitting the backseat trying to translate the helpful parts and skipping the commentary she mutters in between. Logan tries to take in our combined shouting while navigating cobblestone streets with no lane… Read More The Ins and Outs of Driving in Europe
As an American staying in Europe, you’re bound to hit some cultural differences. Especially when Airbnb-ing it and staying in people’s homes, you notice the small differences that may not be as apparent at a nice hotel. Some are hard and some are hilarious. Here’s a few that we noticed Europeans doing differently on our trip… Read More Things Europeans do differently
This post is part of our month-long European trip from last August. Check here for our whole trip! Our stay in Chinon felt like a retreat into another era. Time slowed down, life got quieter. The biggest question we answered each day was, “where should we eat dinner?” The necessary logistics that go into a multi-stop… Read More Relaxing in the Loire Valley
My conversations leading up to a recent bachelorette weekend: “What are you doing this weekend?” “I’m going to a bachelorette weekend!” “Whoa cool! Where are you going?” “Carowinds!” …Blank stare.
Visiting Laura has always been fun – we’ve had our share of adventures when she lived in D.C., and now that she’s relocated to Atlanta, there’s a whole new city to explore! She and her husband Armando hosted me for a weekend this spring, and their number one recommendation for a Saturday morning was exploring… Read More Local Atlanta: walking the Beltline
Part of my travels this spring took me down to Atlanta, home to my friends Laura & Armando. Atlanta is one of those cities with so many things to do and see, and I knew we couldn’t do it al in one weekend! So I did the smart (read: lazy) thing and let my hosts… Read More Exploring the Georgia Aquarium