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    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…

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    Europe Travel

    15 Charming Things to do in Cesis, Latvia

    Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Cesis Tourism Board and Magnetic Latvia on a press trip to Cesis, Latvia. Tilting buildings and cobblestone streets. Spiritual sauna experiences and locals who still collect water from the nearby springs. The best bread you’ve ever tasted and a tiny coffee shop where the whole town gathers. This is Cesis, Latvia. Ever heard of it? Probably not. And yet this tiny town an hour and a half away from the capital city of Riga will steal your heart before you even know it’s happening. After spending two days on an action-packed press trip to Cesis, I’m fully convinced that it’s a must visit…

  • Travel Gear

    Tortuga Backpack Review: Women’s Setout 35L

    Disclaimer: Tortuga sent me a complimentary Womens Setout 35L backpack in exchange for my honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. If you’ve been on the search for the perfect travel backpack, then you’ve come to the right place. The Tortuga Women’s Setout backpack is hands down the best backpacks I’ve ever owned! Stick around for my honest Tortuga backpack review. I first started searching for a new backpack a little less than a year ago when I started to get fed up with the top-loading system of my trusty Kelty backpack. In August, I came across the Tortuga Women’s Setout backpack and knew that I had found…

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    Budget Travel

    How to Find Cheap Flights with CheapOAir

    Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on how to find cheap flights in collaboration with CheapOAir. All opinions are my own. If you’ve landed on this blog post, then I’d guess it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re interested in learning how to find cheap flights. Was I right? Well, let me introduce you to one of my favorite cheap flight finding tools, then: CheapOAir! CheapOAir is literally all about finding cheap flights and other deals on things like hotels and car rentals. Their motto is even “go ahead, be cheap.” Because when you get a cheap flight deal, then you have more money to spend on the things that…

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    Europe Travel

    The Best Isle of Skye Tour from Edinburgh with Rabbie’s Review

    Disclaimer: I received the West Highlands & Isle of Skye tour from Edinburgh with Rabbies free of charge in exchange for my honest review. They also covered my accommodation. Rolling hills, highland cows, the Harry Potter train, and moody fog… there’s really nothing that is more synonymous with Scotland than the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye. When I was first planning my trip to the Highlands, I thought I might try to do it with public transportation, seeing as I had absolutely no desire to try to drive a manual car on the wrong side of the road. But it quickly became apparent that, while technically possible, traveling…

  • Europe Travel

    The Best Vatican Guided Tours: Through Eternity Tours Review

    For the past few years, Italy has held the #1 spot on the top of my bucket list. This month, I finally managed to check that dream off-starting in Rome! Now, when it came to Rome, there was no way we were going to miss the top things to do in the city like the Vatican and the Colosseum. It just wasn’t going to happen. And because I figured I had decent enough knowledge about the Colosseum and Ancient Rome thanks two 3 years of Latin classes in high school, I was okay with visiting the Colosseum and Forum on my own. For the Vatican, though, I was basically wholly…