australia travel guide: figure 8 pools hiking excursion from sydney

Our guide, Adam (or Adzy, as he likes to be called), blames Instagram for the droves of people making their way to the Royal National Park these days. The pool’s naturally-made Figure 8 pools are the big draw, with people hiking and bouldering down there for that perfect Instagram snap. I’d be lying if IContinue reading “australia travel guide: figure 8 pools hiking excursion from sydney”

australia travel guide: blue mountains and featherdale wildlife park day trip from sydney

When I was researching things to do in Sydney, Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were definitely on most “must-see” lists. And indeed, the photos look almost mystical. But remember when I said that the weather didn’t exactly cooperate with us in Australia? Well, it was certainly all over the place thatContinue reading “australia travel guide: blue mountains and featherdale wildlife park day trip from sydney”

australia travel guide: sydney city tour, lunch cruise, & opera house tour

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know how much this girl loves excursions. There’s something to be said for aimlessly wandering the streets of a new city, but when you only have a few days to squeeze in all the sights of a bustling city, excursions are the most efficient way to seeContinue reading “australia travel guide: sydney city tour, lunch cruise, & opera house tour”

italy travel guide: wander around the amalfi coast town of sorrento

As I mentioned in a previous post, when my husband and I stayed in Amalfi in 2015, we stayed in Praiano, which was quite a jog from Naples. This time, I was smarter in my planning. Amalfi is one of the most beautiful places in the world (at least in my humble opinion), but (justContinue reading “italy travel guide: wander around the amalfi coast town of sorrento”

italy travel tip: hire a private guide to tour the amalfi coast

One of the best things we did when we were in Amalfi was to hire a private tour guide. Our driver was Tony. He was fantastic. I cannot stress that enough. We had the van and driver all to ourselves. Tony kept up a running commentary pretty much the whole drive to each place. (HeContinue reading “italy travel tip: hire a private guide to tour the amalfi coast”

how to plan an epic trip in 6 steps

In the last couple of years, we’ve really upped our traveling game, which means I’ve gotten a lot of practice planning big trips; we’ve gone to France, Spain, Italy, and Hawaii, while I ventured off to Italy again this year with the ladies. In planning these trips, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but I’veContinue reading “how to plan an epic trip in 6 steps”