• 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…

  • 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…

  • A canal in Aveiro at sunset
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    10 Delightful Things to Do in Aveiro, Portugal in Two Days

    Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these links I will receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Aveiro, Portugal is an absolutely beautiful little city just a 40 minute train ride from Porto. Because of this, it’s a popular day trip from Porto. But if you want to dedicate a little bit more time to the colorful city, then there are more than enough things to do in Aveiro, Portugal to occupy your time. In an attempt to either convince you to spend the night in Aveiro or provide you with information if you already have, I decided to…

  • Chrysler Building New York City
    North America Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    4 Days in New York City // A First Timer’s New York City Itinerary

    New York City is one of those places that everyone dreams about. It’s in all of the movies and is on everyone’s mind what seems like 24/7. For such a tiny little island, though, there’s a million different things to do. There’s no way that you can fit it all into one short vacation of 4 days in New York (although you can definitely try). With only a few days on your hands, deciding what to do can definitely seem overwhelming, but not to fear! This 4 day New York City itinerary should provide the perfect starting off point for planning your travels in the Big Apple, and hopefully make…