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My May Faves: A Round-up of My Favorite Products, Places, and More

My May Faves: A Round-up of My Favorite Products, Places, and More

Happy Monday! I am really excited to introduce a new kind of post to the blog today: a favorites list! Do you ever find products, places, or small things in your life that you want to share with others? Well, I do! Today, I am going to share with all of you some of my favorite things in a few different categories. These aren’t things that I think need their own post on the site, but each month I am…

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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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Hawaii: My Big Island Packing List

Hawaii: My Big Island Packing List

Aloha everyone! Today is my last day on the island and I am 100% not ready to head back to the real world. This trip has been amazing and I can’t wait to share more of it throughout this month. If you want to see some of the great photos I have been taking be sure to head over to my Instagram to see some great shots I have managed to take while here. Now to the point of today’s…

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How to Find the Perfect Airbnb

How to Find the Perfect Airbnb

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. One of the most rapidly growing forms of accommodation for travelers is Airbnb. For those who aren’t aware, Airbnb is where “hosts” can rent out all or part of their home to travelers looking to experience a city like the locals. The perks of an Airbnb usually include access to a kitchen, a more “home-y” experience, and many hosts serve as valuable resources to tell you about the great city you…

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My Top Five Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

My Top Five Tips for Finding Cheap Flights

One of the first questions I get from people when I tell them about a trip I am going on is always “How did you afford the flight?” I actually like answering this question because I almost always score a deal on my flights. For international travel especially, the flight is often the most expensive part of the trip. Now, I pride myself on finding great deals on flights, such as my flight to Hawaii which only cost me $365…

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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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