Now, I've written before how Airbnb is typically my choice for travel accommodations for its ability to connect you with the host, culture and it's [usually] cheaper price, but two sort-of-recent experiences have made me more conscious when making lodging decisions. I will start by stating that I have had wonderful Airbnb experiences across the … Continue reading My Worst AirBNB Experience
'¿tu hablas español? si o no? What did I say above? Well, I asked, in Spanish, if you speak Spanish and if you didn't know that, it's probably because you don't *inserts shrug emoji*. If you're one of the 40% of the world's population who only speak 1 language, fret not, though speaking another language … Continue reading Do I need to know the language?
While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to not only dream about this big, beautiful world, but also for the ability and resources to explore every corner of it. In this place of gratitude, however, I also recognize and acknowledge the privilege of it all. I encourage everyone I encounter, whether through my blog, … Continue reading Is traveling truly a privilege?
When my good girlfriend texted me exclaiming that she found airline tickets for USD $500 RT to Hong Kong leaving from JFK, I didn't have to think twice. Let's book and ask questions later! And so we did. In October, we decided to head to Hong Kong for a pre-Christmas vacay. Keeping the … Continue reading Airline Review: Air China
No matter where I am going or how long I am going for, there are some items that I just cannot travel without. A few other posts have shown that I prefer to travel with just a carry on and a backpack, so this list works if you're checking in your luggage or strapped for … Continue reading 5 Travel Must Haves
Part of budget travel planning sometimes comes with extended layovers to get the best flight deals. And some of the best adventures happen on extended layovers. But, not all layovers are created equally. Several factors go into deciding whether it makes the most sense to wait out your delay in the airport or explore … Continue reading Extended Layovers
I know it's common for people to try to avoid credit cards like the plague, I mean the average American does have around $6.7k in credit card debt, but if done right, the benefits far outweigh the risk. I use my credit card to pay for EVERYTHING, pay it off monthly, and in turn receive points … Continue reading Let’s Talk Points Baby : Travel Cards