As we end this year and enter a new one, I decided to reflect on my travels and share my favorite moments from 2015.
According to a study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the United States is the only highly developed nation that does not require employers to offer paid vacation time.
There are ways to pack light for your next big trip that won't have you dealing with overweight checked luggage or, even worse, lost checked luggage.
I guess what I can do is share the experiences that still resonate with me and make me shake my head in amazement every time I think of them.
I hadn't really given much thought to South Africa's wines but during my time there, I quickly realized I should have.
The circumstances surrounding this travel alert are sad and scary, but before you start freaking out and canceling your vacation plans — stop.
I chose to go ahead and write this with the disclaimer that my intention is not to take advantage but rather to honor and celebrate a beautiful city.
Usually when I go on trips, I take a bunch of photos to share on my blog and personal social media accounts. However, during my last trip to Montreal, I decided to add some video to the mix.
Though I've shared my own tips on how to get started, I also wanted to collect advice from some of the most well-traveled people I know.
Both my travels and my writing fuel my wanderlust, but even beyond that, there are so many things that I see or experience every day that strengthen my desire to see the world.
Though there were no Clooney sightings for my family and me, we did take a page from his vacation book and ventured to Lake Como while staying in Milan.
Over the years I have visited plenty of markets across various countries and continents, all of them captivating in their own way.
As I get older, I have come to realize that there are very few times in life when things go exactly as planned, especially when traveling.
With each trip I take to Italy, I discover a new neighborhood or city, each offering its own unique charm.
It's easy to have a greet weekend escape within just a few hours of the city. These five places are my favorite getaways from New York.
Thanks to my trusty resources and some creative thinking, I was able to help my dad and the rest of my family fulfill their dream of going to Europe this summer.
For anyone visiting Cape Town, there are several things you should do, see and eat during your stay. Here is a list to get you started.
These Globe Getters have collectively ventured to every corner of the world and know how to make the most of any trip.
For reasons I can't always explain, there are several photos I've taken over the years that I love. Make that really love.
I have always been an advocate of travel as a great life experience, but I also strongly believe travel and taking time off are good for your job.
I spent 13 months living in London and feel as though I barely scratched the surface. But of the things I did do, there are a few that stand out.
Along the way I've learned a lot — both about myself and other people. Here's what years of solo travel have taught me.
For those wondering where to start when it comes to experiencing Montreal, here are several highlights curated in partnership with travel guide company Marco Polo.
When it comes to my favorite airports, the ones on this list all have a certain feature that I love. Whether it's the layout, the food options, the atmosphere... whatever it may be, I love it.
Ask anyone who has ever visited Montreal during the summer, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not love this city.
I have learned some valuable lessons along the way that I hope, in some way, help those who are thinking of making the plunge into the world of travel blogging. Here is what it's really like being a new travel blogger.
Some of the things I love about travel are kind of random, and I'm okay admitting that. In fact, I've decided to share these random things right here on my little old blog.
I have seen some amazing places around the world, but there are 11 in particular that stand out to me as truly unbelievable.
Earlier this week, I came across an amazing blog post that I immediately loved and wanted to share with everyone: You Don't Have to Be a Privileged White Girl to Travel
I've partnered with travel guide company Marco Polo to show you five steps to embrace your inner tourist and rediscover your own city.
Together we've hiked a volcano in Greece, celebrated Holi in India, strolled markets in London and had many other adventures along the way.
Simply put: Hong Kong had me at “Hello.” Over the next few days, the infatuation only intensified as I discovered all the things that made my brief love affair with the city so memorable.
During my time in Trinidad, I had some cheap, delicious street food. In fact, my itinerary mainly consisted of where to eat and then what to do in between all the eating.
In writing this blog post, I thought about my favorite parks around the world and quickly realized they are all in big metropolises.
I recently spent several days in Cleveland, where I got to experience some of what makes the 48th largest city in America a must-see destination.
Turns out the Liebster Award is really a thing — it's an award created by bloggers for new bloggers! And I was nominated!
Too often we let our own thoughts stop us from doing the things we love — including travel — but guess what? If you really want to travel, you can.
Though we have not lived in the same city for the last 12 years, my mom and I have had many adventures around the world.
So you only have 30 hours in Stockholm and you need to figure out what to do? Luckily, I've been there, done that and can share some insights on how to make the most of your time.
Many of the sites featured on these generic "best travel blogs of [insert year]" lists were racially homogenous — as in the bloggers were predominantly white.
As part of the Yahoo Travel Explorers program, I recently had the opportunity to share with Yahoo Travel one of the reasons I love the world.
I have visited some truly stunning beaches around the world, but the ones on this list all had a little something extra that charmed me from the moment I stepped on the sand and spotted the ocean.
I don't know if anyone can accurately summarize Miami because it's both extremely diverse and undergoing a really fascinating transformation.
To combat that sadness, I have found there are a few things I do to help me readjust to daily life and look forward to what's next.
As a devoted fan of Mexican food, particularly tacos, I was beyond excited to finally go to a country I had never visited but have long declared as one of my favorite cuisines.
I have found these five steps to be a fool-proof process for having the perfect girls getaway. It's not complicated, but it means committing to the idea in order to make it a reality.
Why did I decide to celebrate my birthday this way? Oh, and did I mention this was my 30th birthday? Shouldn't I be having a big blowout bash or something?
I love Google Search. There's rarely been a time when it has led me astray. In fact, sometimes Google Search leads to great discoveries, like the beautiful village of Èze, France.
I'll be honest, I don't know what I was thinking when I promised to write about my favorite meals. It's not easy picking only five meals you have decided are better than every other meal you've EVER EATEN.
India had been on my travel bucket list for as long as I could remember, so when it finally came time to visit the country, I was excited to not only go for a wedding but also during one of the most well-known festivals, Holi.
In reading so many of these "Quit My Job to Travel the World" articles, I feel as though travel is often presented as an either/or option.
Located at the southwestern tip of the African continent, the Cape Peninsula is one of the most beautiful regions in the world, according to me and likely anyone who has ever been there.
While everyone is going on and on about how hip Brooklyn is — and I agree, it is very hip — the borough north of the BK is also worth checking out.
Once I got to Jemaa el-Fna Square, it became apparent to me that this was the place to be, for locals and perhaps more so for tourists.
My gastronomic journey began on a random Wednesday night in the Causeway Bay neighborhood of Hong Kong.
A few years ago I started something that today I can't stop doing. It began as more of an experiment than anything else.
In my travels, I've become enamored with a number of places, all for different reasons. So, in no particular order, here are my five favorite cities around the world.
South Africa is one of those places that, once visited, sticks with you long after you’ve left, leaving its mark in ways you didn’t anticipate.
Where will travel be in the next 10 years? This was the question tackled by some of the most renowned travel experts.
The truth is that more travel is possible but it requires making some changes in your life and taking the necessary steps to make it happen.
Similar to Santorini, the Amalfi Coast is one of those places where, when you see it in person, you think, "Really? Are you really that gorgeous?" The answer is yes.
I have always believed that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through the local cuisine.
Every once in a while I travel to a place that looks as though I’ve stepped into a postcard. The island of Santorini happens to be one of those postcard places.
Borough Market is for the food lover in you. It’s the perfect place to indulge your senses.
All of those items on my safari checklist didn't prepare me for what it was like to actually be on a safari.
I was not always in love with travel, or at least I did not always know that love was there.