• 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 100% the same.   COST BREAKDOWN 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, ArizonaMethod of transportation: Car onlyDate: September 2018Trip Duration: 4 days   STOPS Canyonland National Park Arches National Park Zion National Park Monument Valley Great…

  • Sand Dunes in Dubai, UAE
    travel,  travel tips

    Should You Travel Alone?

    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…

  • europe,  hiking,  outdoors,  travel

    Italy: Hiking Monte Baldo (Lake Garda)

    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. Lies between the provinces of Trento and Verona.   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. If you are driving and need to find parking in Malcesine, click here. For bus routes, click here (for anywhere within Lake Garda) and…

  • 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…

  • Banff National Park - Herbert Lake
    hiking,  north america,  outdoors,  travel

    Visiting Banff National Park in May

    If you’ve never been to Canada, you MUST make a stop in Alberta province. It is one of the most breathtaking places you can ever visit. The landscape is AMAZING and drool-worthy! I haven’t been everywhere but just when I thought I have seen some of the most beautiful places, Canada blew my mind and is high on my list for natural beauty. It was my first time in Canada and so glad I picked Alberta to visit. Best times to see the turquoise-colored lakes in Banff is between June and August. Shoulder season is September to October. Ski season is December to March. Banff National Park is Canada’s first…