4 Days in Portland, Maine: Lobster + local brews

Portland Head Lighthouse at Fort Williams Park There's a quality of life in Maine which is this singular and unique. It's absolutely a world onto itself.Jamie Wyeth A trip full of beer, lobster, and epic New England views? Sign me up! When Steve and I were deciding on an anniversary trip in October, Maine seemed like the perfect four-day getaway. …

7 days in Tulum (or what to do when your hotel is raided by police)

(I'm so behind on travel blog posts that it's really shameful, but my friend Jess is thinking about traveling to Tulum and I wanted to be able to share all of my insight with her -- so here we are.)  I'd seen so many beautiful pics of Tulum and knew that Steve and I needed …

3 Days in Amsterdam: Canals, Cuypmarket & Cannabis

Waaaaaaay back in June, Steve and I spent some time in Europe and I realized I never wrote a recap of our weekend in Amsterdam. I'm recapping places to stay, things to do, and where to eat -- plus, obviously, a little cannabis info. It is Amsterdam, after all.

1.5 days in Paris: Boulangeries, pâtisseries, et fromageries

**I started this post before Nov. 13, when Paris was viciously attacked by ISIS. It's taken time to finish it. Coming back to it after the attacks has given me a new perspective on the city and appreciation for its people. Vous êtes belle, Paris. By day 10.5,  we'd been to London, Barcelona, and Florence. …

4.5 days in Florence: Pasta, piazzas, & (food) poisoning

When I started planning Florence, I wasn't 100% sold. I was a little worried that we'd be bored and there wouldn't be enough to see. WRONG. We ended up with four days in Florence instead of three (story to come on that) and I cannot wait to go back. (Just want to know my thoughts on certain …

3 days in London: Beheadings, afternoon tea, and saying hi to Kate

I wasn't excited about London. I'm not sure why, but there was nothing that was hugely appealing to me. Spoiler alert: I loved it and cannot wait to go back. I can absolutely see why so many people make London their home, especially considering how easy it is to travel from there all over Europe …

13 days in Europe: London, Barcelona, Florence, and Paris

In less than two weeks, I'll be touching down at Heathrow, ready for 13 days of European adventures. Whoa. In an effort to not completely exhaust myself (and Steve), I've pulled some must-see places and recommended restaurants, but I'm not doing a full-out itinerary. (I'm using Stay.com to keep track of everything, which allows you …

Airbnb review (aka Why aren’t you Airbnb’ing yet?)

Airbnb (<-- $25 off your first stay!) is, in my humble opinion, by far the greatest travel invention aside from maybe the airplane. Rather than stay in a stuffy hotel, you can stay in unique spaces and connect with people who actually live where you're traveling. You get the inside scoop, a less expensive abode, and …

24 hours in Atlantic City to see Lady Antebellum

Thanks to awesome team at DO AC, Steve and  I were able to spend 24 hours Atlantic City this past weekend and see Lady Antebellum in a (free!) concert on the beach. We were in town on Sunday afternoon, grabbed lunch at Harry's (mahi mahi tacos!), and headed over to the beach around 5pm. We had an …

5 things Friday: Me & Martha, passport woes, and more

Here are five things that I learned this week: Martha Stewart and I share a fondness for gin. I don't like Chex Mix, but Chex Mix Popped? This is a whole other ballgame. This stuff is addictive, especially the Sweet & Salty. Examiner.com is now requiring 1500 words for articles. That's almost twice as many …

8 tips to make air travel a little more tolerable

I'm siting in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport with a few hours to kill between flights and started thinking about ways to make air travel a little more tolerable. I don't travel frequently, but have a few tips to share: Buy internet before you're on the plane. I just learned this! Thirty minutes of gogo wireless …