Where to Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico

Looking for where to stay in Oaxaca City, Mexico? The best neighborhoods, hotels, and Airbnbs. I’ve got you covered! In the spring of 2024 I spent a full month living in and exploring the beautiful Oaxaca de Juarez and absolutely fell in love. This city is filled with incredible restaurants and food stalls, amazing art […]

Oaxaca Food Guide: 50+ Best Restaurants in Oaxaca, Mexico

Looking for the best Oaxaca, Mexico food guide? I’ve got you covered! In the spring of 2024 I spent a full month living in and exploring the beautiful Oaxaca de Juarez and all of the best restaurants in the city. Oaxaca is the culinary capital of Mexico and has so much amazing food to offer. […]

25 Best Things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

Looking for the best things to do in Oaxaca City, Mexico? I’ve got you covered! In the spring of 2024 I spent a full month living in and exploring the beautiful Oaxaca de Juarez and all of the best things to do in the city. This beautiful city, the capital of the state of Oaxaca […]

Cenote Escondido, Tulum: What you Need to Know

Cenote Escondido is a hidden gem in Tulum, Mexico, and an absolute must-visit when exploring the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This guide will break down everything you need to know about planning your visit. Prepare for your trip to Mexico ✈️ Find cheap flights here ✨ Find top-rated tours here 🚂Book your accommodations ahead of […]

Tulum on a Budget: A Guide to Tulum, Mexico

Tulum on a budget? Let’s do it! Tulum is a popular city in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. What was once a sleepy, bohemian town is now one of Mexico’s most popular and most expensive destinations. Tulum, Mexico is one of those cities that has been flooding everyone’s Instagram and Pinterest feeds these past few years. And […]

Tulum Bachelorette Party Itinerary

Looking for the best Tulum bachelorette party itinerary? I’ve got all of the details you need! I just returned from my 5th trip to Tulum, Mexico and this one was the most special of them all. On my latest trip to Tulum I visited with 13 of my friends to celebrate my bachelorette weekend. I […]

The Best Hikes in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is one of my favorite parks in the world – filled with trees, appropriately named Joshua trees, that look like they are straight out of a Dr. Suess book.  Although as much as Joshua Tree is known for these iconic trees, the rock formations are just as cool. The park attracts […]

How to visit Valley of Fire from Las Vegas

If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, then you should make sure to add in a stop to Valley of Fire State Park. This incredible park is just a short drive from the Vegas Strip, but feels worlds away. This guide will cover the best things to do in Valley of Fire State Park, plus […]

San Pancho Hotels: Where to stay in San Pancho, Nayarit

Looking for where to stay in San Pancho? I’ve got you covered with a list of the best San Pancho hotels and airbnbs for your next stay. But first? Where the heck is San Pancho? We decided to kick off our 2022 adventures with a few weeks in San Pancho (San Francisco), Nayarit. San Pancho […]

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita, Mexico

If you have landed on this blog post on getting from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita, you’ve hopefully already decided to book a trip to the beautiful Sayulita, Mexico. Maybe you’ve already booked your trip, or you may still be mulling over the idea. If you need any inspiration, check out my guide to the best […]

Tulum cafes (Best Cafes in Tulum, Mexico)

If you’ve been following my content for a while then you know that I have a soft spot for Tulum, and have visited many times over the year. The food in Tulum is one of the main things that keeps me coming back over and over again. Like any normal person, I have a slight […]

Pittsfield, Massachusetts: A Guide to Your Weekend Getaway

If you live in the Northeast, you’ve likely heard of the Berkshires before. But have you heard of the charming, and culture-packed city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts? Nestled smack in the middle of Berkshire County, the city of Pittsfield offers everything you need for a weekend escape from New York City. Whether you’re looking for gourmet […]

Where to Stay in Tulum, Mexico

This guide will cover exactly where to stay in Tulum, Mexico, including the best area to stay in Tulum and the best hotels for your adventure. It’s 2022 and everyone is talking about Tulum, Mexico. What was once a sleepy backpacker town, has quickly changed into a bustling beach town with it’s rise in popularity. […]

Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Hiking in Arches National Park is definitely the most famous things to do in Moab, Utah, and one of main draws for visitors from around the world. From the Delicate Arch to The Windows section, there is no shortage of great hikes to discover in Arches NP. In fact, the park actually has over 2,000 […]

10+ Best Restaurants in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens is one of New York City’s most charming neighborhoods, located on the border of Brooklyn neighborhoods Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Boerum Hill and Gowanus. This family-friendly neighborhood is filled with charming brownstones and some of the best restaurants in NYC, especially if you’re looking for Italian. I’ve put together a list of the […]

Things to do in Sayulita, Nayarit: Mexico Travel

I will start this by saying that my initial reaction to Sayulita was – meh! We arrived right before a holiday weekend, the beaches were PACKED with people, and I was getting some serious Cancun vibes. I am not saying that that is abad thing, it is just not what I was looking for out […]

Sayulita Restaurants: Where to eat in Sayulita, Mexico

If you’ve been following my travels for a while now, then you know that many of my adventures are focused around food. The amazing food is probably one of the main reasons I visit Mexico a few times a year. Sayulita, a surf town just north of Puerto Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, was my latest […]

Marii Hotel Costero: A Boutique Hotel in San Pancho

On a recent trip to Riviera Nayarit, we had the opportunity to spend two nights in this jungle oasis. If there one word to describe my time at Marii Hotel Costero it would be peaceful. There is such an amazing feeling of stillness and peace when in the space. While San Pancho is more laid […]

San Pancho, Nayarit: Mexico Travel Guide

Let me start by saying that I have a big soft spot for Mexico. From the history and food in Mexico City to the colorful facades of Guanajuato City and San Miguel de Allende. Not to mention, the beaches and cenotes on the Yucatán Peninsula in popular areas like Tulum and Valladolid. Not I introduce […]

Best Restaurants in San Pancho, Mexico

San Pancho is a coastal surf town in Nayarit, Mexico, just an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Despite being a small town, with a population of only around 3,000 residents, there is no shortage of restaurants in San Pancho. We spent two weeks in San Pancho – dining out three to four meals per day […]

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita, Mexico

If you have landed on this blog post on getting from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita, you’ve hopefully already decided to book a trip to the beautiful Sayulita, Mexico. Maybe you’ve already booked your trip, or you may still be mulling over the idea. If you need any inspiration, check out my guide to the best […]

30 Most Instagrammable Places in NYC

Did you really visit NYC if you didn’t post it on Instagram? Well, yes of course you did! But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be checking out all of the most Instagrammable places in NYC. I think it is safe to say that New York City is one of the most Instagrammable cities in […]

The Best Hikes in Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world. And this is not an exaggeration. This guide will cover all of the best hikes in Zion, plus everything else that you need to know about planning a trip to this epic US National Park in Utah. Hiking Zion National Park […]

Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park: What to Know

Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park are two of Utah’s top National Parks, and should definitely be on the top of any Utah national park road trip itinerary. Lucky for you, the two parks are less than 2 hours apart driving, so it’s easy to drive from Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park, […]

Bethel Woods: A Weekend Getaway from NYC

Looking for a fun, easy weekend trip from NYC? Why not consider a trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Located just a short drive from NYC, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has a bit of everything: live music concerts, an interactive museum, history-filled grounds to explore, and a weekend festival! […]

Things to do in Moab, Utah: 5 things not to miss

Moab was easily one of my favorite stops on my recent campervan road trip with Cabana vans. My mind is still blown away by how much beauty can exist in just a small area. It was definitely a reminder that you don’t need to travel far to find incredible beauty. If you’re thinking about planning […]

Best Cenotes near Tulum, Mexico (Cenote Tulum Guide)

If you’re visiting Tulum, visiting the cenotes in and near Tulum should be the top of your itinerary. This Cenote Tulum guide will cover off on all of my favorites, but know that there are still so many more to explore. What are cenotes?  The first question you probably have is what the heck are […]

Dead Horse Point State Park: What You Need to Know

If you’re visiting Moab, Utah, then you may have come across mentions of Dead Horse Point State Park. This little park is located just up the road from the popular Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, but it isn’t nearly as famous, or crowded. Trust me when I say, Dead Horse Point State Park […]

Sedona Hiking: Best Hikes in Sedona, Arizona

If you’re planning to visit Red Rock Country, you absolutely need to add some hikes on to your travel itinerary. Every hike is so different, offering scenic views and secret caves. The most difficult part is choosing between all of the great hiking trails, as the options are truly endless. So if you’re in Sedona […]

Tips for Planning a Campervan Road Trip

I did my first campervan road trip in the US during the fall of 2020 and absolutely fell in love with this style of travel. Van life style trips, and even the long term van lifestyle, have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. As a travel blogger and avid traveler, I […]

15 Best Things to do in Tulum, Mexico

Not going to lie, when I sat down to write this guide the only thing that came to mind was eating. I swear I have spent 90% of all of my trips to Tulum eating and drinking, and I’m not mad about it. But can you really blame me? That said, there are actually so […]

Unico Riviera Maya, Mexico: Hotel Review

In March 2021 I took my first international trip in over a year, and it was an absolute blast. I was invited to stay at Unico 20N 87W, or Unico Riviera Maya as I’ll refer to it throughout this post. It was the perfect place to dip my toes back into international travel in a […]

Breakfast in Tulum, Mexico: What to Know

While most of my time in Tulum is spent chasing the best tacos and ceviches at all of the restaurants in Tulum, breakfast in Tulum is most definitely something to write home about as well. I think we can all agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for long travel […]

Cenote Oxman, Valladolid: What you Need to Know

Cenote Oxman is a hidden gem in Mexico, and an absolute must-visit when exploring the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This guide will break down everything you need to know about planning your visit. Prepare for your trip to Mexico ✈️ Find cheap flights here ✨ Find top-rated tours here 🚂Book your accommodations ahead of time […]

Restaurants in Tulum: A Comprehensive Guide (2024)

I have visited Tulum five (!!) times over the past few years, and am always dreaming of my next trip to Mexi co. People always ask me what compels me to return again and again. I think if I’m being honest the answer is 100% the restaurants in Tulum. Like any normal person, I have […]

Cenote Azul: What you Need to Know

Cenote Azul is one of the most popular cenotes in Riviera Maya, Mexico due to its proximity to both Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is located in Riviera Maya, directly on the main road. Cenote Azul is known for it’s beautiful, bright turquoise color, with its name translating to “blue cenote”. The large turquoise […]

16 Best Things to do in Mexico City

UPDATE: Oof, I wrote this post after my visit in 2018 and it was shocking to see how much has changed in the city on my recent visit in 2024. This guide has been updated based on my recent visit. Mexico City is easily one of my favorite cities in the world! From the amazing […]

Cobble Hill Brooklyn: Restaurants, Shops, and Parks

I may be biased because I lived there for years but in my opinion Cobble Hill is one the best neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and probably in all of New York City. The neighborhood has got everything you need: charming townhouses, great restaurants and bars, plenty of shopping, and a ton of outdoor space. Plus, we’ve […]

How to get from Playa del Carmen to Tulum

Having lived in sunny Los Angeles for my four years of college, my first New York winter after graduating hit me hard. I constantly questioned how I survived endless cold, dark winter days growing up?? Anxious to escape the freezing temperatures, a flight to Mexico was booked! This was my first time going from Playa […]

Cenote Choo Ha: What You Need to Know

Cenote Choo Ha might just be my favorite cenote in Tulum, Mexico. That’s probably not a fair statement becauses Cenote Choo Ha isn’t actually in Tulum, but it’s close enough that I’ll stand by my statement. Without a doubt, a visit to Cenote Choo Ha, an underground cenote filled with stalactites and stalagmites, should be […]

Schwabacher Landing: What You Need to Know

Schwabacher Landing is easily one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever visited. It is definitely one of the most iconic spots to visit in all of the US. The jagged peak of the mountain reflected on the still water. The calmness as the sun rises, with wildlife slowly walking by. If you are […]

Gran Cenote: Tulum’s Most Popular Cenote

Tulum, Mexico absolutely stole my heart. I have visited three times, and I fall more in love every time. From the jungle vibes to the crystal clear blue cenotes, there is so much to do and explore. This guide will cover everything you need to know about one of Tulum’s most popular attractions, Gran Cenote […]

Tulum Solo Travel Guide

Tulum has been getting quite a bit of hype lately as the perfect place to work from as a solo traveler. And for a good reason! Whether you’re looking for to travel with a friend or some Tulum solo travel, it’s a perfect destination for many. From turquoise waters and art exhibits in the jungle […]

Mexico Solo Travel Guide

If there is one thing to know about me it is that I love Mexico. Well really I love all travel, but Mexico is one of those countries that I just keep visiting, again and again. The close proximity to the US makes it an easy and affordable trip. What I love about Mexico it […]

Best Things to do in Hudson, NY

Hudson, NY has often been described as the Brooklyn of the Hudson Valley, or the “downtown of upstate”. With a thriving art and restaurant scene, among tons of other great things to do in Hudson, NY, the town is quickly gaining popularity with trendy New Yorkers looking for a weekend trip from NYC.  Hudson is […]

Fall Getaways near NYC: A Guide to Fall Road Trips

I think that we can all agree that fall in New England is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. Growing up just outside of NYC, I was spoiled by all of the great foliage destinations at my fingertips. This guide covers some of the best fall getaways near NYC, plus some helpful […]

Yellowstone Itinerary: Best Things to do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the US, and one of the most visited parks in the country each year. This is because the park has so much to offer visitors, from wildlife to geothermal pools. This Yellowstone itinerary will cover all of the best things to do during a visit to the […]

10 Best Hikes in Upstate NY

When you think of New York, you’re probably not picturing forests and hiking trails. In NYC, hiking is often redefined as climbing to your fifth floor walk up with one too many bags of groceries. However, there are actually tons of amazing hikes once you get outside of New York City. I’ve hiked all over […]

Delta Lake Tetons Hike: What you need to know

The Grand Tetons are filled with so many incredible hikes, however the Delta Lake hike was by far my favorite of the Grand Teton hiking trails. At 9 miles, with over 2,000 feet of elevation gain, it is definitely a hike that will challenge you physically and mentally, however it is so worth it for […]

Grand Teton Hiking Trails: Everything you Need to Know

The best Grand Teton hiking trails? Let’s dive in! When I first started planning my trip out to Wyoming, the one thing that I was most excited about is all of the amazing hiking trails that Grand Teton National Park has to offer. Our trip consisted of both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National […]

Grand Teton Itinerary: US National Parks

Welcome to my Grand Teton itinerary! When I first started planning my trip to Grand Teton National Park, I was overwhelmed by how much I wanted to see and do. Once I visited however, I found that the park was easy to navigate, and quickly became one of my favorite parks in the US. This […]

Best Restaurants in Portland, Maine

Let’s talk about one of the East Coast’s cutest cities, Portland, Maine. Despite growing up on the East Coast just outside of NYC,  I hadn’t visited Maine in over 10 years until this summer. Despite its small size, there is tons of do, and even more incredible places to eat. The city, and neighboring towns, […]

The 8 Best Things to do in New Paltz

 I think that we can all agree that 2020 didn’t go quite as planned. With all of my international trips cancelled, I took the time to explore more of my own backyard, with local trips in New York State. New York State is so diverse, and I am always surprised by all of the beauty […]

Moraine Lake: Visiting Banff National Park

Visiting Moraine Lake If you’re planning a visit to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, a visit to the famous Moraine Lake should be at the top of your list. I have traveled all over the world, and there are few places that rival the beauty of Moraine Lake. Although Moraine Lake is only […]

How to get from Calgary to Banff National Park

Calgary is a western Canadian city in the Alberta province, and the largest in Alberta for that matter! Although slightly smaller than Vancouver, Calgary has a major international airport, and is much closer to Banff. To put it in perspective, if you are arriving from the east, Banff is a 90 minute drive (87 mile) […]

The Ultimate Tulum Itinerary

Updated 2/5/2024 There are so many things to do in Tulum, Mexico, that planning out the perfect Tulum itinerary can be overwhelming. After visiting the city for my fifth time in 2024, I have decided to update my perfected my 4-day Tulum Itinerary. Tulum has changed so much over the years, so it is important […]

Best Tulum Instagram Spots: Visiting Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Instagram spots? I’ve got you covered! Tulum, Mexico is an Instagram influencer and travel blogger’s dream. Located an hour and a half from Cancun, Tulum should definitely be added to your bucket list. From the endless beachfront restaurants to the trendy decor, this vibrant beachtown is filled with Instagrammable spots. And the best part? […]

Siamese Ponds Wilderness: Hiking Trails and Camping

Hiking in Siamese Ponds Wilderness The Siamese Ponds Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas in Adirondack State Park in Upstate NY. However, the area is not super trafficked, making it a perfect place to escape for some fresh air. The area is great for hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming. This guide will cover […]

NYC’s The Funky Loft

The Funky Loft The Funky Loft is an apartment in New York’s trendy Brooklyn neighborhood, Bushwick. An industrial building from the 1920s, the loft was renovated by the current host a few years ago. Marcella arrived from Los Angeles in 2017, and with her brought her excellent taste for antique decor and home interior design […]

How to Get to Tulum from Cancun Airport

Getting to Tulum from Cancun Airport If you’ve arrived on this page then you’re probably wondering how to get to Tulum, Mexico from Cancun Airport. Located just 87 miles south of Cancun, Tulum has become a tourist hotspot over the past few years. The closest airport to Tulum, Mexico is the Cancun International Airport, approximately […]

A Local’s 4 Days in New York City Itinerary

Planning a trip to NYC can definitely be overwhelming. There is so much to do and see, that it can be frustrating trying to fit it all into one trip, especially if you only have 4 days in New York. I grew up in the suburbs, just 30 minutes outside of New York City, and […]

Taverna Trips Group Trip: Tulum 2019

In October 2019, Taverna Trips hosted it’s 3rd official trip to Tulum, Mexico. The group trip brought together an incredible group of solo female travelers. The ladies spent a long weekend exploring all the Tulum has to offer. Read on to see a recap of the Tulum 2019 female group trip.   The Group Trip […]

San Miguel de Allende Travel Itinerary: A Weekend Guide

If you’re looking for a luxurious weekend away in one of Mexico’s most colorful cities then you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to discover my San Miguel de Allende Travel Itinerary for everything you need to know! From where to stay, what to eat, and where to explore, this guide covers it all! […]

Best Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

When we first arrived in San Miguel we were a bit lost on where to eat, searching for the best restaurants in San Miguel de Allende of course. After some searching (and tasting) I came up with a list of the best spots in the city! If you’re planning a trip to San Miguel then […]

Guanajuato City: A Travel Guide to Mexico’s Colorful City

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t even know that Guanajuato City existed until a few months ago. My boyfriend and I were discussing possible trip options back in June when Guanajuato got thrown out there as a possible destination in Mexico. I caught a glimpse of the colorful streets, and booked a […]

The Best Cheap Eats in NYC

If you’re planning a trip to NYC and you want to eat all of the best meals in NYC on a budget, you’ve come to the right place! I grew up just 30 minutes outside of the city, and lived in New York for most of my life. As a budget friendly entrepreneur, you can […]

The Absolute Best Hikes in Banff National Park

Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is truly a hiker’s paradise. Located just 1.5 hours from the city of Calgary, Banff is an easy weekend getaway. Read on to find out some of the best hikes in Banff, suitable for all fitness levels! As a reminder, this post serves as only a guide […]

Two Days in New Orleans: What You Need to Know

Planning to spend only two days in New Orleans? Read on to find out everything you need to know about a short, sweet trip to this wild party city! Two Days in New Orleans: Where to Eat and Drink Bourbon House Located directly on the famous Bourbon street, the Bourbon House is the perfect spot […]

The Best Places in Astoria, New York

So you’re venturing out of “the city” and spending the day in Astoria? Read on to find out all of the best places in Astoria to eat, drink, and explore, from yoga studios to happy hour drinks!  Best Yoga Studio: The Yoga Room This yoga studio is seriously the bomb dot com (do people still […]

3 Days in Banff: The Best Itinerary

Banff National Park was on my bucket list for quite a long time. I love vacations that allow me to escape into the mountains, and  Banff is the perfect place to do just that, even if just for 3 days. Located in Alberta, Canada, Banff is relatively easy to get to, with the Calgary airport […]

7 Best Tulum Restaurants: Tulum, Mexico

Looking for the best Tulum restaurants for your trip to Mexico? You’ve come to the right place! If you’re like me and find that you spend countless hours scrolling through beautiful photos on Instagram and Pinterest, then Tulum has most likely popped up on your radar. In the past year many have even dubbed this […]