21 awesome & unique gift ideas for the globetrotter in your life

To get into the spirit of the holidays, I thought I'd put together a list of awesome gift ideas for the world traveler in your life. (This list can also be subtly known as 'a list of awesome gifts for Ashley---wink, wink.) But seriously, this list contains some practical gifts and other thoughtful/unusual gifts you …

my international travel checklist

my international travel checklist | 10 things you should know before you travel overseas

Preparing for an international trip can be overwhelming. You don't want to leave anything pertinent behind---you'll be in a foreign country, you likely won't speak more than the niceties in the native language, and you'll be far from the conveniences of home. As the hubs and I pack for our upcoming trip to the Canary …

copenhagen travel guide: the copenhagen card

When I was researching things to do in Copenhagen, I came across the website for the Copenhagen card, which is supposed to save travelers money. It includes unlimited public transportation, "free" admission to popular tourist attractions, and discounts on restaurants and sightseeing tours.  We only had one and a half days to see all Copenhagen …

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copenhagen travel guide: do the free walking tour

copenhagen travel guide | do a free walking tour

Our Norwegian Scandinavian cruise departed from Copenhagen, Denmark, on a Monday, so the hubby and decided we would fly down on Saturday and give ourselves some time to explore all that Copenhagen had to offer. We got in on Saturday around 4pm, and we picked up our Copenhagen Card at the designated kiosk upon our …

the pros and cons of a norwegian cruise

the pros and cons of a norwegian cruise

I've decided that there are two types of people in this world: those who love cruises and those who don't. After taking our Scandinavian cruise this summer, I've decided that I am most likely┬áNOT a cruise person. That's not to say I disliked every part of the cruise, but it definitely won't be my preferred …

new orleans travel guide: skip the oak alley plantation tour

We escaped the heat of New Orleans (well, a couple of degrees, anyway) for a few hours when we visited Oak Alley Plantation. The grounds are lovely. Manicured lawns, beautiful flowers, old, towering trees. We grabbed some alcoholic lemonades, checked out the shop, and had some delicious gumbo at the restaurant, before our guided tour …