If you've read travel magazines or blogs, you've likely read a story (or two) about a travel blogger who quits her job, sells nearly everything she owns and travels around the world, armed with an infinite amount of time and an entire world to explore. While there's nothing wrong with that decision . . .
The last time you flew a long-haul international flight, you probably passed through the business class cabin, jealously admiring the large seats and glasses of champagne. Meanwhile, you're schlepping yourself and your luggage to the back of the place and home to tiny seats, grumpy passengers and . . .
In early February, I spent just a little over 48 hours in the adorable town of Luang Prabang, Laos. Luang Prabang was the last stop on my two-week Asia adventure, which included Bhutan and Bangkok. Before visiting, I read quite a few blogs with varied opinions on Luang Prabang, ranging . . .
As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent last weekend hiking and photographing the wild, rugged beauty of Olympic National Park. If you want recommendations on what to see and where to stay, I highly recommend checking it out. In this post, I'm going to give you a general idea of how I spent my . . .
Olympic National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. (if not the world) and I'm fortunate to live only a few hours away by car. From snow-capped mountains to rugged, wild beaches to lush rainforest, the park will take your breath away. If you love the outdoors, you need to plan a . . .
I visited Bhutan at the end of January for 5 days, which presented some packing challenges. First challenge: It's winter in Bhutan, which means chilly weather. I also went to Bangkok and Luang Prabang after Bhutan, which meant I needed to have warm-weather clothing as well. Second challenge: I . . .
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayan mountains, sharing a border with India, Nepal and Tibet, home to 800,000 people. The landlocked country is full of historic Buddhist monasteries, fortresses, beautiful mountain landscapes and some of the world's happiest people. As I . . .
When I told my friends and family that I would be visiting Bhutan solo, one of the most common questions was "how did you manage to get a visit?" Many of my fellow Americans believe that travel to Bhutan is restricted and only a certain number of visas are issued a year, which is completely . . .