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Five Reasons to Visit New York City ASAP

Five Reasons to Visit New York City ASAP

Hi everyone! As those of you follow me on Instagram know, I recently made a big move from Florida to New York City for a new job and I took a short break from posting in that time but I’m back and thought this would be the perfect post to start things off with! Before moving to New York City, I had visited several times and already knew I loved it, but for the past few weeks, I have fallen…

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European Cities to Avoid in the Summer

European Cities to Avoid in the Summer

Summer is considered the high season of travel for a lot of reasons. Kids are out of school, the weather is great and people are on the hunt for adventure! One of my favorite places to spend the summer months is Europe, but there are certain cities I avoid at all costs during the summer. Unlike my list of European cities that are best in the summer, these cities are ones I highly suggest skipping if you find yourself in Europe in…

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The Best Cities in Europe to Visit in the Summer

The Best Cities in Europe to Visit in the Summer

Summer is consistently considered to be the peak travel season. The kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and it just seems to be the perfect time to take that trip you have been wanting to take for a while! Now, if that trip you are taking is to Europe, there are certain cities that are absolutely perfect for your summer travels. Some cities in Europe are perfect all year round, but certain ones shine a bit brighter…

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4 Reasons to Visit the Big Island of Hawaii Now

4 Reasons to Visit the Big Island of Hawaii Now

Getting the chance to visit the Big Island of Hawaii this month was one of the most amazing travel experiences I have had thus far. The island is insanely beautiful and diverse! One minute you are in lush green forests, then a valley or a black sand beach. Even better than the scenery is the amazing food and the kind people. Hawaii may be one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. I was constantly surprised by the…

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The Hilton Waikoloa Village Day Pass

The Hilton Waikoloa Village Day Pass

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Have you ever wanted to enjoy the amenities of a hotel without the cost of staying there overnight? The Hilton Waikoloa Village offers a day pass that lets you do just that! As a self-proclaimed princess, I do enjoy the finer things in life, but as a frequent traveler I also know when to be practical. On my recent trip to Hawaii, practicality won out for our accommodations and we opted…

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4 Free Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

4 Free Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

When we started planning our Hawaii trip, my sister was constantly reminding me to not be shocked by the cost of everything. We may have found a great deal on our flights(read more here), but the rest of the trip could be pricey. I was sure that everything we did on the trip would make my bank account cry. Man was I wrong! Granted, groceries and other essentials we had to purchase on the trip were expensive, but we were…

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3 Amazing Hikes on the Big Island of Hawaii

3 Amazing Hikes on the Big Island of Hawaii

Our trip to Hawaii ended up being more hiking days than beach days, which was actually great. We were able to do three amazing hikes on different parts of the island to see some really cool things. The hikes varied in length from less than a mile to 6 miles round trip and allowed us to see some of the most beautiful places on the island. While I do enjoy my time in nature, my health and other obligations have…

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5 London Theater Ticket Hacks

5 London Theater Ticket Hacks

I LOVE having the opportunity to see theater shows live and have been very fortunate to see a decent number of shows. In London alone, I have seen Wicked, Once, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon and Hamilton on the West End and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Antony and Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe. I even consider the theater one of the London Attractions worth the cost.  For most of these shows, I bought the tickets last-minute and…

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10 Best Free Things to Do in London

10 Best Free Things to Do in London

In my last post, I introduced you all to some of London’s famous attractions that you have to pay to get into and whether or not I consider them worth it. Now I want to talk about attractions in London that are completely free. London is on the more expensive side in terms of travel costs, but it does have a great collection of free attractions to fill the itineraries of budget conscious travelers. From wandering through parks and museums…

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London’s Famous Attractions: Worth it? Or Not?

London’s Famous Attractions: Worth it? Or Not?

As a traveler, I spend a lot of time deciding where the best places to spend my money are. I do my best to save money on travel, as I talk about in my post How To Save Money on Travel, but often these are tough choices. Do I book nice accommodations and try to save money on food? Do I splurge on nice meals and stay in a dorm-style hostel outside the city center or crash at a friend’s…

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