A Quick Guide to Taupo, NZ (in the Off-Season)

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, located in the center of the country’s North Island. Taupo is the main tourist town, situated on the northwestern shores of Lake Taupo. Taupo is a popular tourist destination in the summer, known for its abundance of outdoor, adventure, and water activities. People flock to the lake to… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Taupo, NZ (in the Off-Season)

A Guide to Summertime in Teton Village

Teton Village is a renowned ski resort located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, just outside of Grand Teton National Park. People visit every winter to ski and board, and to indulge in some of the best apres-ski antics. But Teton Village is just as busy in the summertime. In the summer, Teton Village is a little… Continue reading A Guide to Summertime in Teton Village

Auckland Day Trip: Devonport, New Zealand

Devonport is a suburb of Auckland located on the opposite side of Waitemata Harbor, and it is home to New Zealand’s main Naval Base. This small seaside village is filled with great restaurants and scenery, which is what draws so many people over from the city. Devonport isn’t an island, but it sure feels like… Continue reading Auckland Day Trip: Devonport, New Zealand

A Quick Guide to Portland, Oregon

I’ve been to Portland, Oregon a couple of times now, so it feels familiar whenever I return. If I’m being honest, though, Portland isn’t exactly my favorite city. I have my reasons, which I might elaborate on in the future, but I will start this post by clarifying something: my lack of infatuation for Portland… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Portland, Oregon

Jackson, Wyoming Shopping Guide

(Updated May 2017) Jackson, Wyoming is a small western vacation town. Tourists flock here in the winter to ski, but in the summer it’s still a pretty happening place. Shopping and wandering through stores is a fun way to spend an afternoon when you need a little break from all of the great outdoor activities.… Continue reading Jackson, Wyoming Shopping Guide

Seattle Travel Guide: What to Do in Seattle

(Updated October 2018) This is part 2 of a 2 part Seattle Travel Guide. Find out what to do in Seattle during your visit, from the top Seattle attractions to the less well know things to do in Seattle. … Seattle Travel Guide My first visit to Seattle was in the summer of 2014, when… Continue reading Seattle Travel Guide: What to Do in Seattle

Seattle Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Seattle (and drink!)

(Updated October 2018) This is part 1 of a 2 part Seattle Travel Guide. Get recommendations on where to eat in Seattle, where to find the best coffee in Seattle, and the best bars in Seattle. … Seattle Travel Guide My first visit to Seattle was in the summer of 2014, when I was living… Continue reading Seattle Travel Guide: Where to Eat in Seattle (and drink!)