Why Finding Flights with Skyscanner is All the Rage

I’m not just good at finding cheap airfare, I’m great at it. But I can’t take all the credit. I find my flights with Skyscanner, the best airfare analysis tool out there! Once you know how to use Skyscanner well, you can become great at finding both cheap and sustainable airfare, too. The first timeContinue reading “Why Finding Flights with Skyscanner is All the Rage”

5 Reasons You Should Travel to Bulgaria

Are you looking to explore places that are off the beaten path? You may want to travel to Bulgaria! I visited Bulgaria in January 2020 when it was freezing cold but had an amazing time. I met the coolest people, explored surrounding towns, and truly relaxed into the culture. Bulgaria isn’t the first country thatContinue reading “5 Reasons You Should Travel to Bulgaria”

Will Overtourism Force Cultures into Extinction?

Share now to spread the word: Have you heard of the term “overtourism“? If you have been (or will ever be) a tourist, you MUST educate yourself about overtourism. It has been a growing crisis for years and is threatening the existence of our favorite cultural destinations. Luckily, it has been temporarily eased by COVID-19,Continue reading “Will Overtourism Force Cultures into Extinction?”

Why Transportation in Sicily is Hard

One of my FAVORITE trips so far was my trip to Sicily. It was challenging to plan (transportation in Sicily, man… hence this blog) but totally worth it. Sicily is full of ancient and modern-day history. The island is part of Italy, but many who are born and raised in Sicily claim that they areContinue reading “Why Transportation in Sicily is Hard”

Backpacking in Europe: Winter Packing Guide

All budget travelers know that the cheapest (and least touristy) time to visit Europe is off-season. Unless you’re headed to a ski resort, that time is during the winter. Backpacking in Europe during the winter takes some problem-solving: how the heck do you fit your layers and sweaters in your backpack, AND still have roomContinue reading “Backpacking in Europe: Winter Packing Guide”

Window Swap: Creepy or Cool Quarantine Project?

Sick of home? Have the travel bug? Need to see new places but can’t travel due to COVID? Apparently, there’s a new website that let’s you see new places through other people’s perspectives… literally, and virtually. The website is Window Swap – some say it sounds kinda creepy, but I think it’s hella cool. WhatContinue reading “Window Swap: Creepy or Cool Quarantine Project?”

Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail and Pillbox

Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail has to be one of O’ahu’s most commonly hiked trails. It’s easy, families can do it, parking is simple, and the views are awesome! Not only do you have Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail, you also have a few other hikes in the vicinity: Makapu’u Puka Hike Makapu’u Pillboxes Makapu’u Beach Hanauma Bay RidgeContinue reading “Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail and Pillbox”

How COVID-19 Will Affect Airline Prices

Fellow travelers: It may take a while for us to return to our beloved travel. Borders will eventually open. Flights will be available. The last hurdle is the potential high cost of airfare. Whether you’ve been in lockdown, furloughed, laid-off, or even on the front lines, everyone can agree: we feel trapped and we wantContinue reading “How COVID-19 Will Affect Airline Prices”

Kuliouou Ridge Trail

Kuliouou Ridge Trail is an awesome ridge hike near Honolulu, O’ahu which features some of the best views of downtown, Hawaii Kai, and Waimanalo. Although this hike can really challenge your aerobic endurance toward the top (reminiscent of Koko Head Trail, click to get blog in new tab), it’s totally worth the views. Suck itContinue reading “Kuliouou Ridge Trail”

Ka’ena Point Trail – West Route

Ka’ena Point State Park has two routes to get there: this western route (from Waiʻanae side) and the northern route (from Mokule’ia side). To compare routes, click here for the northern route. Want some guaranteed wildlife encounters on O’ahu? Ka’ena Point is your place. Ka’ena Point State Park Hiking Ka’ena Point Trail takes you toContinue reading “Ka’ena Point Trail – West Route”