I wish London weren’t so far away. It is one of my all-time favorite cities, and it’s not just because they have delicious bangers and mash, pubs around every corner, or use fun words like dodgy, knackered, and rubbish. I love London because it has a rich history, the city is easily navigable by foot and public transport, the museums are top-notch, and the locals are genuinely friendly. There is no shortage of things to see or do, and even if you go on a simple walk through the city I’m sure you will find it enjoyable. I spent five days in London, but I could have easily spent a few more.
I’m sure you know the phrase, “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” right? Well, it seems to me that everything is also bigger in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casinos are large enough to get lost in, the nightlife is reminiscent of the movie The Hangover, and the conventions draw tens of thousands of people. Every casino is vying for your attention and cash, and they do this with flashing lights, show girls and free entertainment. Take advantage of this healthy competition and enjoy some of the many “freebies” Vegas has to offer. Below are my favorite free shows, some of which are nice enough to charge admission (don’t get any ideas Las Vegas)!
Don’t let anxiety and unwarranted fears prevent you from traveling to Europe and diving into its rich cultures. Planning a trip to Europe can seem like an intimidating task, but Europeans really aren’t that different than Americans. They are really kind and inviting when approached politely and most even speak some English! Use my list of 34 tips to travel Europe like a pro!
Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. Two of the most iconic sights in the world lie in Paris: the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Movies like An American in Paris, Moulin Rouge, Midnight in Paris, Amelie, and even Ratatouille display the beauty of the city on the big screen and inspire us to see it for ourselves. And let’s face it, everyone is dying to taste the escargots, foie gras, crepes, French onion soup, and French fries, right? Just a tip on the fries – dip them in mayonnaise, not ketchup – Que magnifique!
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is a place you go to take it slow. If you don’t wish to follow an itinerary and prefer not to know what time it is while you’re on vacation, this is your paradise. The locals are incredibly friendly and helpful, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the island. This is a great place to relax and spend time either alone or with your family. Enjoy the sand, sun and ocean breeze as you unwind and adapt to island time.
How does a vacation from cooking, cleaning and worrying sound? To someone who does all of these on a daily basis, it sounds like Heaven. But if I said you could also explore a new city every day, watch and entertaining show every night, and even drop your kids off to get some peaceful adult time? Hallelujah! Experience this and so much more on a cruise vacation! Cruising is the easiest vacation to plan in my opinion, and it’s also one of the most rewarding. Below are just a handful of reasons why I truly love cruising and how I definitely get all of my money’s worth.
Savannah, Georgia was founded in 1733 and was America’s first planned city. It has 24 squares that function as peaceful public parks throughout the city, and it’s fun to walk through this clean and easy to navigate city. There’s a lot of history here and it was enjoyable to discover it for myself; however, Savannah isn’t stuck in the past. The Savannah College of Art and Design located right in the heart of the historic district, and there are loads of trendy shops scattered throughout the town, so Savannah is teeming with life. Even with all of this activity in concentrated locations, it didn’t feel like a college or tourist town, so it was easy to slow down, enjoy my time, and explore.
Willkommen! Get a taste of Bavaria without crossing an ocean. The scenery and shops along with the beer and food will make you feel like you’ve traveled thousands of miles to Germany. Year round, Frankenmuth, Michigan is a great place to go for a week or a long weekend. You can have a couple’s getaway or a family vacation here, and with so many shopping and dining options there’s something for everyone.