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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My Carry-On Essentials for Long Haul Flights

My Carry-On Essentials for Long Haul Flights

As you can probably tell at this point, I LOVE to travel. Seeing new places, meeting new people, learning about a new culture, all of these things thrill me. Now the one aspect of travel that I do not always love is the long, often exhausting plane ride. In order to survive these flights, I have come up with a few essentials that I always pack in my carry-on to help me stay comfortable and sane no matter how many…

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My Packing List for 10 Days in London

My Packing List for 10 Days in London

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. If you ask me, packing is literally #theworst because of how much effort it requires. However, I love to curate my outfits for a trip because it lets me get the perfect pictures to remember my trip by. For my 10 day trip to London this month, my friends and I decided we wanted to look super cute, so packing required extra thought. And let me tell you, it was not…

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