Travel Itineraries

  • the main pyramid of chichen itza in mexico
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    The Perfect 2 Week Mexico Itinerary for First-Timers

    Heading to Mexico and not sure where to start? There is honestly SO MUCH to do in this amazing country, and it’s hard to narrow down where to go. That’s why I’ve created this perfect 2 week Mexico itinerary for first timers. So you can stop agonizing and start having fun! From the beaches of Tulum to the otherworldly cenotes of Valladolid, I spent 3 weeks backpacking around Mexico and distilled everything down into this perfect 2 week itinerary. I hope you enjoy! A 2 Week Mexico Itinerary This 2 week Mexico itinerary focuses solely on the Yucatan peninsula, visiting Cozumel, Valladolid, Tulum, and Bacalar. Although many Mexico itineraries suggest…

  • 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…

  • Addie looking back at the Washington Monument while in the plaza of the WWII Memorial on the National Mall
    North America Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    The Perfect 3 Days in Washington DC Itinerary

    Towering monuments, world-class museums, a thriving food scene, and-oh yeah- The White House. Washington DC is more than just an 8th grade field trip. In fact, it’s the perfect spot for a short break no matter what your age! 3 days in Washington DC is the perfect amount of time to really get a taste of the nation’s capital, as well as experience a few off-the-beaten-path moments.  After having spent 4 years dating a Washington DC local, and even showing my own friends around the city when they come to visit, I think I’ve got a pretty good grip on some of the best things to do in Washington DC.…

  • Black sand beach on the south coast of iceland, a must-see during 5 days in Iceland
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    5 Days in Iceland // The Perfect Iceland Itinerary for First-Timers (who don’t want to rent a car)

    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually need a car to see Iceland. While images of road trips around the island are probably the first thing that pop into your head, they’re not the only way to see this absolutely amazing country. Whether you’re spending 5 days in Iceland travelling solo and don’t want to drive alone, don’t want to brave the winter roads, or just don’t want to spend each night in a new place, seeing Iceland without a car is totally possible! How? By basing yourself in Reykjavik and taking guided day trips to the surrounding area. I spent 5 days in Iceland in December based in Reykjavik…

  • A bird's eye view of Lisbon, Portugal
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    2 Weeks in Portugal // The Complete Itinerary

    Planning on spending 2 weeks in Portugal? Here is the perfect two week Portugal itinerary for first-timers. When I first started planning my 2 weeks in Portugal I was totally overwhelmed by all of the places there were to go. Not only were there all of the obvious choices like Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, but just a quick flip through my Lonely Planet guidebook let me know that there was a lot more of Portugal to uncover. From beautiful beaches to wineries to amazing hikes, it seemed like Portugal really did have it all. In the end, I ended up choosing four places that I was really drawn in…

  • Addie staring out across Lisbon from a viewpoint
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    Lazing Around Lisbon // A First-Timers Lazy Itinerary for 4 Days in Lisbon

    A few years ago, Lisbon would have classified as an off-the-beaten-track destination. But nowadays, it’s one of the most trendy cities to visit in Europe. Going into my 4 days in Lisbon (on a longer, two week trip through Portugal), I was told time and time again how much I would love Lisbon. For the most part, I definitely believed what I was being told. But I was also worried that it was being overhyped. Or that, a week into my trip, I would be super exhausted and wouldn’t be able to experience everything that Lisbon had to offer. Thankfully, I didn’t actually have anything to worry about. Lisbon was…