Hiking Angel’s Landing

My sister came to visit this past May and we decided to take a little road trip up to Zion National Park in Utah.  We were able to get a last minute campsite at Watchman Campground, one of the two sites inside the park.  Our goal for the trip was to hike Angel’s landing, named…

7 Fun Things to do around Ubud (besides yoga!)

So I took a small hiatus from blogging because of a really crappy time in my life, but I’m back and better than ever!  I’m finishing up some posts from Stacy and I’s trip to Bali this year, as well as getting ready for a much looked forward to trip to Amsterdam and Morocco!!  But…

PADI Open Water Scuba Certification on Gili Trawangan

Stacy and I’s first priority on our trip to Indonesia was to get PADI scuba certified on Gili Trawangan.  We both had tried to get certified at home before our trip to Thailand last year, but it was too last minute and too expensive for both of us.  I had heard Gili Trawangan was one…

How to Visit Lombok’s Waterfalls on a Budget

One of the number one things to do when visiting Lombok is to visit two of their most infamous waterfalls, Sindang Gila and Tiu Kelep, on the remote north coast near Mount Rinjani.  A lot of people tend to spend too much money on tour guides and taxis to get to the falls, but Stacy…

Getting Shang-hai’ed in China

A lot of people don’t know that China has changed their visa requirements slightly, making it easier (and cheaper) for Americans to come see the country.  Now, if you are staying for less than 72 hours, you get a free temporary visa with proof of departure from the country.  Since Stacy and I had almost…

Day-tripping to Sedona

Sorry for the blogging delay but we were traveling non-stop over the Christmas holidays and then I got sick!  Now that I’m finally getting over my cold, (just in time for a weekend trip) I can finally get back to telling you about the amazing time we had in Arizona over Christmas. We drove 6.5…

2016 Recap

As 2016 is coming to a close, I have been reminiscing about the amazing trips I’ve been able to take this year.  Since I work so much while I’m home, I’ve been really fortunate to be able to travel as much as I have, both internationally and within the states.  That being said, here’s a…

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

Every year Julio and I drive to Las Vegas the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to spend time with my Dad’s brother and sister and their side of the family.  I get to see my cousins, we spend time on the strip, and it’s a nice change of scenery.  This year, Julio’s parents decided to join us,…

East London

On my second day in London, I headed back into the city, but this time focused on the East Side to see sites like the Tower of London and the Shard.  The popular tourist sites on the East side of London are a little more spread out, so be prepared to do more walking.  And…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The whole reason for me doing a solo trip to London (and tacking Paris on as well) was because a friend of mine had an extra ticket to the Harry Potter theater show, a sequel to the original stories that takes place nineteen years in the future.  The show opened at the Palace Theater, an…

24 Hours in Paris

When I was making plans for my trip to London, I really wanted to be able to hop over to Paris as well.  Paris has been on my list of top cities I want to visit for as long as I can remember, and I thought “there’s no way I can come all the way…

A Day in Westminster

My first full day in London!!  I was so excited (and jet lagged) that I had fallen asleep at 7 the night before and was wide awake at 1:30am.  Not the best way to start my day but what are you going to do?  I did a little at home workout, planned out where I…