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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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Best Things to Do in London: Afternoon Tea At Harrods

Best Things to Do in London: Afternoon Tea At Harrods

I am a huge fan of afternoon tea, as anyone who read my most recent post on Things I always do when in London know. And those who follow me on Instagram know that my birthday was this past Friday. While I spent my actual birthday driving in a car and then on an overnight flight to London, my friends and I had planned a fancy afternoon tea for our first full day in London to celebrate. We opted to…

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Top 5 Things To Do in London

Top 5 Things To Do in London

So I am off to London today on an amazing 10 day trip with amazing friends and I realised this is the 9th time I have visited London! I first went back in 2012 with my college marching Band to perform during the olympics. Fun fact: we were the first non-British musical group to perform on the Mall in front of Buckingham palace, but I digress. So as I was preparing for the trip and talking to my friends about…

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A Weekend in St. Petersburg

A Weekend in St. Petersburg

Back in the summer of 2014, I spent 6 weeks studying abroad in Russia and I have been enamoured by the country ever since. The history, the people, and the beautiful places captured my heart so I wanted to do a feature piece on the long weekend I spent in St. Petersburg and some of the amazing sites you can see if you make your way to this magical city!

Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

As I sit here writing this post, I know how cliche it seems, but when I am preparing for a trip, I find posts like this to be the most helpful source of information and I hope this post can help those of you planning to visit Amsterdam! I have been to Amsterdam twice, but the first time was on a short overnight layover and I didn’t get to explore much. On my second trip, I budgeted a full 3…

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