5 Interesting Things About Tamarindo, Costa Rica

I know I keep going on and on about Costa Rica, but we┬áreally loved it. It was such a quick and easy flight (we flew on Southwest but many airlines fly there) and you felt like you were worlds away – I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tropical getaway! 1. You Can… Continue reading 5 Interesting Things About Tamarindo, Costa Rica

How to Stay Connected While You Travel (While Spending Limited Time Online)

I’ve always been a fan of unplugging. I avoided an iPhone for as long as possible, sticking with a phone that made calls and sent texts way longer than most. Now that I literally have the world at my fingertips, I have to be more conscious about making the decision to unplug. When I studied… Continue reading How to Stay Connected While You Travel (While Spending Limited Time Online)

National Parks of New Zealand

If you think the National Parks in the US are gorgeous…. wait until you Google “national parks NZ”. Prepare to be blown away.We’re only going to be visiting New Zealand for 12 days (on the ground), and sadly, it’s not enough time to hit them all! We’ve been doing TONS of research and here are… Continue reading National Parks of New Zealand

Wine Destinations in the United States

I’m a HUGE fan of wine.  A personal favorite form our local winery, Arrington Vineyards. Although red wine was an “acquired taste” for many, I started drinking it almost immediately. I’m guessing it has something to do with my grandfather sneaking me sips as a kid. We’re Italian – what did you expect?Anyway, one of my favorite things… Continue reading Wine Destinations in the United States

10 Things You Should Know About Your Cruise

Cruises are a really simple way to go on vacation. They require almost no thought to plan and book – it’s awesome.Here are 10 things you should know about cruises that will help you pack well and save money. Who doesn’t love that?  Packing Leave Your Towel at Home There will be beach towels in your… Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know About Your Cruise

What to Pack for a Cruise: Guide for Men

While cruises are casual, there are definitely formal dinners to think about… and Matt is not always as excited about packing nice clothing (he would live in shorts and flip flops if he could). To make things a little easier, I made him a little packing list, too. Equipment oversized shirt / Reef strap sandals /… Continue reading What to Pack for a Cruise: Guide for Men