why Hawaii is the go-to vacation spot

I get asked all the time what my favorite destination is. If I could drop everything right now, where would I go? Surprisingly even to myself, my answer rarely changes.

-Hawaii-I answer, before I can think

-Really, but haven’t you been there every year for the last 9 years? Don’t you get tired of the same old? … More why Hawaii is the go-to vacation spot

Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb

When I was living in Europe last, Airbnb was just starting out and wasn’t nearly as widespread as it is now, so paying 40$ for a room to split between 2-3 people while travelling with friends was the cheapest option, comparable to getting a bed in a dorm. Nowadays, there are tons of options in most touristy spots of Europe where for around $40 a night, all of which come with the amenities listed above. … More Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb

Antigua Currency Exchange

The best way to exchange money in Guatemala isn’t at the ATM’s but at the bank itself. In Antigua, foreign currency is only accepted by the two banks located at the Parque Central, one is PanAmerican and it only exchanges 200$ at a time at (roughly, 1 USD=7.5 Q as of Dec 2015) while the bank on the side street that has a courtyard entrance, exchanges up to 500$ at a time and offered 7.6Q for each dollar (exchange rate inquired about within 5 minutes of each other). Both do not charge any bank fee and only require you to present your passport at the time of transaction. … More Antigua Currency Exchange

Overwintering options on the cheap

When considering our first over-wintering in a tropical country, requirements were few: -direct flight from Atlanta, GA -be reasonably priced, such as monthly rentals under 600$ and food under 400$ -easily accessible to other parts of the country by public transport -have minimum requirement for pet entry -offer a yoga or wellness-related retreat at an affordable … More Overwintering options on the cheap

Retirement overseas: dream or reality?

We’ve all been there: stuck at our routine day job, fantasizing of packing it all in and relocating somewhere tropical on the cheap, drinking margaritas and stretching the value of the dollar. Retiring or establishing a location independent business may sound attractive in places like Belize, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico, but “cheap” isn’t the first … More Retirement overseas: dream or reality?

Female Solo Travel

…The Pro’s and Con’s Once, I lived in Germany while studying for my Master’s (that blog is HERE) and in a span of 2.5 years, I’d visited: Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Switzerland, many parts of Germany, Croatia, Czech republic, Morocco, Greece, as well as the islands of Tenerife, Ibiza, Skiathos; I’ve volunteered in music festivals without speaking the … More Female Solo Travel