Adventure Travel

  • otherworldly coral formations with eerie light shining down from the surface
    Adventure Travel,  North America Travel

    The Complete Cozumel Scuba Diving Guide

    Disclaimer: I was a guest of ScubaTony for a full week of Cozumel scuba diving. As always, all opinions are my own. Mask on, regulator in, roll back… Descend down to towering reef formations and thriving wildlife. Giant green moray eels popping out of their holes, nurse sharks and hawksbill turtles meandering along, and hundreds and hundreds of colorful fish swimming to and fro. Cozumel scuba diving will spoil you for the rest of your life. After first getting my PADI Open Water certification in Cozumel a year ago, I returned to Cozumel this January with the intention of spending as little time above water as possible. And I definitely…

  • A scuba instructor underwater for the SSI Advanced Open Water course
    Adventure Travel,  North America Travel

    SSI Advanced Open Water Course with ScubaTony in Cozumel, Mexico [Review]

    Disclaimer: I received my SSI Advanced Open Water Course, as well as 3 days of fun dives, from ScubaTony in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. With warm waters, absolutely amazing marine life and coral formations, and a boat load of dive schools–not to mention its easy access from the US–Cozumel is a super popular spot to get dive certified. I took my Open Water Course in Cozumel just over a year ago, and when I was looking at where to do my SSI Advanced Open Water certification, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to return to Cozumel. But what dive shop to…

  • a white house and palm tress by ubud rice fields
    Adventure Travel,  Asia Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    Ubud Itinerary: 4 Days in Ubud for First-Timers

    Hustling, bustling, and full of culture, Ubud is a must on any Bali itinerary. Whether you come for its Eat, Pray, Love connections of just to experience something new, this Ubud itinerary has a little something for everyone! While Ubud isn’t necessarily the kind of place where you need a long to-do list to enjoy yourself (you could just walk among the rice terraces and eat all day and be happy), there are a ton of things to do in the area. And if you only have a few days, then you’ll want to be organized and have at least some idea of what you’re going to do! Here’s my…

  • Dreamsea Uluwatu perched on the cliffs
    Adventure Travel,  Asia Travel

    The Best Bali Surf Camp: Dreamsea Uluwatu Review

    I never intended to end up at a Bali surf camp. In fact, over the whole 7 weeks I spent in Bali, surfing wasn’t on the plan at all (my failed attempt at surfing in Portugal pretty much guaranteed that). And yet, while planning my time in Uluwatu and searching for the perfect Uluwatu hotel, I stumbled upon Dreamsea Surf Camp and instantly knew it was the place for me. Insta-worthy decor? Check. Super comfy beds? Double check. Delicious food at the on-site cafe AND yoga lessons? Triple check. Actually affordable? Quadruple check. Seriously. From the outlook, there was no single thing in which Dreamsea Uluwatu came up short. And…

  • hiking in valle di ledro, trentino, italy
    Adventure Travel,  Europe Travel

    VALLE DI LEDRO: 8 THINGS TO DO IN THIS OFFBEAT ADVENTURE DESTINATION IN TRENTINO, ITALY

    ***Thank you to the Valle di Ledro tourism board and Visit Trentino for hosting me on this trip, as well as to Traverse for helping to make it happen! As always, all opinions are my own.*** Whether you’re looking to escape the crowds and spend a few days relaxing in unspoilt nature, or want a no-holds-barred adventure, Valle di Ledro is the perfect place to head. This undiscovered valley in Trentino, Italy, is an absolute gem that only the Germans seem to know about. We spent two days in Valle di Ledro having the adventure of our lives. Hiking up a mountain, biking down that mountain, and discovering everything that…