10 Items You Must Pack For Universal Studios

Oh, Orlando! The epicenter of theme parks! Universal Studios in Florida contains two theme parks I know and love. There’s so much to see and do here that you’ll want to spend some pretty long days inside the parks. I’m sure you don’t want to be carrying around a ton of stuff all day long but there are some essentials that will make your day easier in the parks! Take a look at what to pack for Universal Studios! Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this […]

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5 Kinds of Tea You Should Travel With

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias   Tea is my go-to beverage of choice. I love it hot or iced and there’s so many different flavors I never get tired of it. It’s the perfect travel companion! Tea bags are small and compact; I always have room for them even though I travel backpack only. One of my favorite things about taking tea along? It will never be confiscated by TSA!   Bigelow has released a new line of tea called Benefits and I’m super excited […]

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10 Items You Must Pack For Costa Rica

Whether you’re heading to the beach or venturing to the rainforest, there are certain things you should consider packing for your trip to Costa Rica! As an avid backpack only traveler I promise they won’t take up much room! But, they will improve your adventures and make it more comfortable! Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I buy regularly and personally recommend- all opinions are my own. 1. OFF Bug Spray Costa Rica is in a […]

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How to Save Money on Food While Traveling

I spend hours surfing the web trying to find the best deal on hotels. I also spend a good amount of time trying to find the cheapest car rental. Things like flights, hotels and transportation are all things I can research ahead of time and snatch when the time is right. These are definitely the main ways I make our budget stretch so we can travel more often. But what happens when you’ve done all of that and you still need your money to go farther? Heads up: This is post contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if […]

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Disney for Adults: Make the Most of your Childfree Trip

I’ll be the first to admit I am a total Disney nerd. I love Disney, grew up immersed in Disney movies and as a family we went to Disneyland once a year. I still continue that tradition with my husband! He wasn’t that into Disney and wasn’t sure what “the hype” was all about but after our first trip to Disneyland just the 2 of us, he was hooked.   Heads up: This is post contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I […]

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Find Your Perfect Travel Pillow

The world of travel accessories is constantly evolving and one item that is forever changing is the travel pillow. There are a lot of options out there! When you’re on a long flight, you don’t want to take any chances! I tried out the top four most popular designs on some international trips. I did find pros and cons with each but I also found myself the most comfortable travel pillow I could’ve imagined! The ideal travel pillow doesn’t take up much room. But, it has to provide enough support so you can sleep comfortably sitting up and don’t wake […]

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24 Hours in Chicago

Over the summer we spent a couple of days at a conference in Chicago. There are certain things in Chicago I’ve always wanted to see but, admittedly, exploring the windy city was never very high on my travel bucket list. I was so surprised at how many cool things there are to see in Chicago and if you’re in the area or have a long layover, I recommend checking out what the windy city has to offer! Heads up: This is post contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the […]

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How to Plan a Trip with Google Maps and Pinterest

Did you know there’s a section of The Great Wall where you can take a gondola to the top and ride a toboggan down? Did you know there’s a city in Japan where friendly deer roam wild and you can feed them and take selfies with them? Thanks to Pinterest, I knew. Ee have had some truly memorable experiences as a result! A picture truly tells a thousand words and I’ve discovered so many hidden gems in the cities we’ve traveled to thanks to Pinterest.   Pinterest I use Pinterest for almost 100% of our inspiration for destinations and sightseeing […]

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Getting Around Japan: Guide to JR Rail Passes

Japan has a large train system that covers Tokyo extensively and can get you to pretty much any major city in Japan. If you plan on going to Kyoto and/or Osaka and back, it’s worth your while to get a JR Rail Pass before leaving for Japan. You can purchase tickets individually as you go but we found this way to be easier and it saved us money.     Japan Rail Passes cannot be purchased in Japan, they have to be purchased before you leave. They can be easily ordered online and mailed to your house before you leave. […]

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Free Printable: Budget and Itinerary

I’ve put together a few different vacation planning printables over the past few weeks but I have to say, THIS is the one I use for every single trip. Everyone has a slightly different system for budgeting or putting together an itinerary. But, this way is my favorite and definitely works best for me. I love having everything in one place! No time to read now? Pin it for later:   I broke down the prices of tours and tickets because we often find ourselves changing the plan at the last minute. If we decide not to visit a certain […]

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