When determining which Hawaiian islands to visit, we were amazed to find out that the Island of Hawaii, aka the Big Island, is the largest island in the US and also home to 8 of the world’s 13 climate zones. One day you could be snorkeling over a reef, to watching live lava flows, to snow-capped mountains 14,000 feet above sea level and even diving with Manta Rays. Pretty incredible, right? We had 4 magnificent days to explore the Big Island and knew we wanted to fit in as much as possible. The below is the perfect way to explore most of the island on a quick trip and take in all the natural beauty the island of Hawaii has to offer.Read More
In my experience, choosing an area to stay is one of the most important things to decide when going on vacation. Depending on your style, there are hotels in the middle of all the action, more secluded spots or family friendly oriented hotels. Although some of these may be a bit expensive, the amenities and experiences you have are well worth it for a once in a life time vacation.Read More
My favorite part about Oahu is that there is so much to see and do, on one little island. You have the most breathtaking beaches, fun nightlife, lush greenery, mountains, waterfalls and the list goes on. I hope this list, that outlines some of the best spots to checkout when vacationing on Oahu, helps you plan a memorable trip, but most importantly I hope you have fun and enjoy the aloha spirit!Read More
Finding the best beaches when heading to Oahu is an important matter, after all you are on one of the prettiest islands in the world. Most people think of Waikiki when they think of beaches in Hawaii but once you start planning your trip you come to realize there are so many other great beaches to explore on the island. With unbelievable sunsets, turquoise water, soft sand and giant waves for surfing, Oahu beaches have it all. There are countless impressive beaches so I have compiled a list of the best beaches broken down by areas of the island.Read More
The tropical beauty of Hawaii is what sets the island apart from so many other destinations around the world. I had the privilege of living on the beautiful island of Oahu for 4 years and hands down, my favorite activity was experiencing the picturesque views from hikes. There are TONS of hikes to choose, from simple paved roads to scary steep drop offs. Whether you are a casual stroller or like a daring adventure, there are trails for everyone.After spending years trying to test them all, I would consider these my top 10 hikes on Oahu.Read More
We have had so many friends visit Santa Barbara and rave about this beach town. A Mediterranean-style city on the coast, 2 hours north of Los Angeles, with the Santa Ynez mountains as the backdrop. Sign us up! When we got the opportunity to take a sister getaway in California, this was definitely the spot we knew we needed to check-out.Read More
We fell in love with Barcelona’s food scene (give us all the tapas, vino and cheese, please!), the lively nightlife and beautiful beaches.
What we didn’t expect was the overwhelming beauty of Barcelona’s architecture scene. You have probably heard of most of these spots in every tourist publication, but we were awed by actually experiencing these attractions in person. Add some culture to your trip, by checking out these top 8 must-see places in Barcelona, which will be sure to inspire!Read More
When booking our trip to Spain, we knew we had to make a stop in the Andalusia region. Although not as frequented as your typical Barcelona or Madrid, we had heard such amazing things about this southern region and were excited to check it off the list.
The streets are incredibly charming and full of life, we found some of our favorite restaurants we have ever been to (Amanda fell in love with all the Gluten Free options), the historical sights are endless and we just fell in love with the people. It became a much more enjoyable spot than just “checking off the list” and we dream about the day we can head back.Read More
Father's Day is right around the corner and if you're anything like us we are last minute gift buyers. Coming up with gift ideas for men is not always easy, so we scoured our husbands closets for our favorite travel gifts we've given over the years or that are still on the "to buy" list. Check out the below for our favorite gifts for travel dads =)Read More
Being a born and raised Floridian, we have visited almost every beach town in the state. The places that stand out are the areas that feel like an escape from everyday life, have a great atmosphere in the town, sunrises or sunsets that make you never want to leave and have a sense of calmness where you could relax (and fall asleep) for hours.Read More
If Portugal has never been on your list of places to travel to next, do yourself and favor and add it! We absolutely fell in love with this charming country.
We can’t help but reminisce on the adorable cobblestone streets, doors that were no taller in size than our 5 ft. frames, Fado singing in the streets, the old school tradition of hanging clothes in the alleyways and the most stunning castles upon castles.
We honestly think Portugal is one of Europe’s best kept secrets!Read More
If you're reading this you probably know that good gluten free restaurants are hard to find. When I made the move to San Diego I was so excited for all the GF options this city has to offer. Don't get me wrong I've tried my fair share of "cardboard" meals, but San Diego really does have a variety of delicious gluten free spots. I'm always on the hunt for new places to try but if you had to quote me today these are my top 10 restaurants that offer gluten free in San Diego.Read More
Venice is one of the most unique places I have ever been. From the beautiful waterways separating all the streets, to taking a bridge to get to the door of our Airbnb, wandering and getting lost through back streets, to capping off evenings with the cutest Gondola rides and accompanied gondolier singing. It is an experience unlike anything else...a place that feels like you could truly be in a Disney movie. If you are planning a trip to Italy, I highly recommend putting this stop on the list and checking out my list of top things to do in Venice, Italy.Read More
So you just booked a trip to Key West and are trying to determine the best spots to hit up for dinner, what to fill your days with and what hotel to book ... I got you covered!
Growing up in South FL, we took countless family vacations down to the Keys & Key West. I loved the area so much that I made a point to go down once a year with friends during college. Then my long-distance boyfriend at the time (now husband =)) decided to take a job in the area and then came many many more trips. Needless to say, I am full of Key West recommendations.Read More
“Party in the city where the heat is on. All night on the beach till the break of dawn. Welcome to Miami”.
While Miami does have quite the party scene, it also has some pretty amazing hotels to take advantage of when you are in the area. Every time we have a friend come into town they ask for the best hotel to stay at on the beach …and the list is pretty endless. We thought we’d try to break it down to what we consider the 10 best hotels in Miami Beach.Read More
Nashville is such a unique town that has a little something for everyone.
From daytime shopping excursions, live music 24/7, wineries, and an unbelievable foodie scene, you are sure to find something in town that fits your style!
Check out the compilation of our favorite spots and how to plan your trip for a weekend getaway!Read More
Nashville is one of those emerging foodie spots that literally has something for everyone's palate. The below list has been gathered after numerous trips to Nashville and testing too many restaurants. These are the tried and true, that we would send via email to any friend that called us up and said "what are the best places to eat in Nashville?"Read More
Before arriving in South Africa, I assumed I would be amazed seeing animals in their natural habitat and feel more cultured after I left, just being exposed to another country ….but I never would have known how unbelievably beautiful the country is, the diversity in landscapes, and the incredible hospitality we were shown, that made me absolutely fall in love with SA and have a burning desire to return back soon!
Check out my favorite pictures from the trip below, that I hope inspire you to cross this one off your bucket list!Read More