• Lower Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona
    north america,  outdoors,  travel

    Price Guide: US Southwest Road Trip

    There are many variables when it comes to a road trip. This post will show what the road trip expenses were driving solo versus expenses shared with another person. Bare in mind that the itinerary for these 2 Southwest road trips weren’t exactly the same.   ROAD TRIP COSTS FOR 1 PERSON Disclaimer: These prices reflect my travel style and might not tailor your travel preferences.  I started and ended the road trip in Denver, Colorado because I was living there at the time. States Covered: Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona Method of transportation: Car only Date: September 2018 Trip Duration: 4 days   STOPS Canyonland National Park Arches National Park Zion National…

  • Sand Dunes in Dubai, UAE
    travel,  travel tips

    Why I Travel Solo (And You Should Try It Too)

    Solo travel continues to be on the rise. Not everyone will like traveling alone, but if you haven’t tried it, you can’t claim it’s not for you. In my early 20s, a coworker suggested that I travel solo. Frankly, I had no clue solo traveling was even a ‘thing.’ I brushed it off and was unwise for not even considering it back then. I felt it wouldn’t be a good fit for me. Who is going to take my photos? Who will I share the fun moments with? As cliché as it may sound, it is the truth: If you wait for others, you’ll never go anywhere. The leap of faith…

  • Ouzel Falls Trail at Rocky Mountain National Park
    hiking,  outdoors

    Top Day Hikes at Rocky Mountain National Park

    If you’re visiting Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of those places you need to make a priority to see. Unrelentingly beautiful scenery filled with majestic mountains, wildlife, wildflowers, alpine forests, and over 350 miles of trails. The Rockies is more than 3,000 miles (4,828 km) and reaches into Canada. So it’s impossible to see all what this park has to offer in a day. Read: Views of Canadian Rockies at Banff   GETTING THERE There are 4 entrances to the national park. I’ve been through two of them, Wild Basin and Beaver Meadows. Both entrance are about 1.5 hours from downtown Denver. Beaver Meadows is very busy on…

  • europe,  hiking,  outdoors,  travel

    Italy: Hiking Monte Baldo

    Monte Baldo in Northern Italy is a spectacular place for hiking. It’s 23 mi (37 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide. Located in a town called Malcesine around Lake Garda.   GETTING THERE If you don’t have access to a car, you can reach Malcesine by bus or ferry depending on where you are coming from. A bus ticket from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine was 10 euros ($11.50 USD). The ride time was 1.5 hours. For ferry information, click here. For bus routes, click here. To reach the start of Colma di Malcesine trail, you can take the rotating cable car to the top. The ride itself…

  • Galleon Beach at Nelson's Dockyard National Park
    north america,  travel

    Fun Things To Do In Antigua

    Have you heard of Antigua and Barbuda? Not Antigua in Guatemala. When I told people I was visiting Antigua, 99% of them have never heard of the country. It’s 324 miles from Puerto Rico. East of US Virgin Islands and North of Barbados. Here it is on the map:   If you are wanting to avoid the resort route, I’d advise you don’t. The resorts offer a lot of things to do and you don’t have to worry about transportation or food, like I did. I will admit that if I stayed an additional 3 days or more, I would have trouble finding enough things to do within Antigua. Antigua has a…