Tag Archives: tourist

3 Reasons to Visit Bangkok, Thailand

Oh Bangkok, how do I even begin to describe you?  Delicious.  We’ll start there. You go to Bangkok to eat.  For some culture and an elephant ride? head to Chiang Mai. You’re looking for the white sand beaches?  Scoot over to Phuket.  But Bangkok?  This is where you go for the food …with an asterisk on […]

How to do Paris (right) In 4 Days 

Yay! The city of love, the city of light, the city of crepes and champagne and croque madams and rose and onion soup and macarons and bordeaux.  The home of the Eiffel Tower, Louve, Notre Dame, Arc de trionfo, Montmarte, Luxemborg Gardens, Museo D’Orsay… You get it.  And I get it too.  Planning a trip […]

10 Essential Paris Travel Tips: Before you Go

10 tips for Planning your trip to Paris: Before you go..  1. Get an international plan for your cell phone before you leave, don’t assume you’ll find a sim card in the airport (you won’t) or that there’s a cell provider on every corner like in the US (there isn’t).  You will be so grateful […]

Visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand is magical, and Chiang Mai is no exception. What you’ll get in Chiang Mai is a unique opportunity to connect to nature, some amazing food, and a peculiar city that is both energizing and relaxing all at once. Where to Stay:

A Weekend in Nashville, Tennessee!

I will revisit this post later with a more comprehensive review — but for now here’s a brief itinerary of what to do and where to stay on your weekend zip trip to NASHVILLE, TN!

Palomino, Colombia: Where to Stay and What to Do

If postcard worthy caribbean backdrops and frozen daiquiris is what you crave, then Palomino is an essential stop for your Colombia adventure.

Medellin to Santa Marta, Getting There

Medellin is one of those infectious places that if you miss your flight, whether on purpose or not, you run the risk of staying forever. And it was tempting.  Another ‘hot havana night’ in the salsa club and I might have fallen pray to the Medellin drug.  No, not cocaine, but something much more irresistable […]

Visiting Los Angeles: One Day in LA as a Local!

Greetings from the Entertainment Capitol of the World!  Los Angeles is known for celebrity sitings, swaying palm trees, studio lot tram rides and activity laden piers.  And while I agree that a trip to So Cal would be incomplete without a healthy exploration of the tourist traps, there is much more to Los Angeles than […]

An Insider Guide to Exploring Boston as a Tourist

Ok lets get real about two things.  Foremost I should coin the travel slogan ‘travel as a local but also explore your home as a tourist”. Money. Secondly, I should confess Boston isn’t reaaaally my city. Heck until senior year of high school I probably had been to disneyworld more times than I’d ventured the […]

Catalina Island: A Kayak Adventure!

 I have been to Catalina Island twice, and the two trips could not have been more different. Trip one: EXPLORING Catalina via Kayak We excitedly bounced onto the Catalina Express Ferry equipped with enormous backpacks filled to the brim with camping ‘necessities’ (ok and Matt brought his straightener).