Best Personal Item Backpack for Flying

Looking for the best personal item backpack to use on flights? This laptop bag is stylish, practical, affordable, and it’s the perfect size for keeping under the seat! … Finding the best personal item bag for flights is tough. You need something that can hold all of your carry-on essentials AND fits within the airline’s… Continue reading Best Personal Item Backpack for Flying

Carry-on Essentials: How to Pack Your Personal Item Bag for Flights

Here are all of my carry-on essentials while flying. This is what I pack in my personal item bag that I keep under the seat. … Flying is…not the most fun thing in the world. Being stuck on a plane for hours gets pretty uncomfortable, but it’s a necessary part of traveling the world! My… Continue reading Carry-on Essentials: How to Pack Your Personal Item Bag for Flights

Stowaway Cosmetics Review: Travel Makeup Made Easy

Stowaway Cosmetics is a beauty brand that makes travel size makeup. This is my honest review of the products (NOT sponsored). … I first heard about Stowaway Cosmetics a couple of years ago, and I’ve been wanting to try out their products ever since. Earlier this year, I was planning my two month trip to… Continue reading Stowaway Cosmetics Review: Travel Makeup Made Easy

Porto Coffee Shops: 5 Cafes to Visit in Porto, Portugal

There are so many great cafes in Porto, Portugal and the city has a burgeoning coffee scene. Here are the 5 Porto coffee shops you need to visit! … I tend to judge a city by its coffee scene; what are the cafes like, what kind of coffee is on offer, is there a community… Continue reading Porto Coffee Shops: 5 Cafes to Visit in Porto, Portugal

Lisbon Tips: My Top 10 Tips for Visiting Lisbon, Portugal

If you’re visiting Lisbon, Portugal soon, there are a few things you should know first. These are my top 10 tips for Lisbon, plus a few extra quick things to keep in mind. … Lisbon, Portugal has become one of the trendiest cities for travelers in the last couple of years. It’s one of those… Continue reading Lisbon Tips: My Top 10 Tips for Visiting Lisbon, Portugal

Embaixada: a Creative Retail Concept in Lisbon, Portugal

Embaxiada is a “Portuguese Shopping Gallery” in Lisbon, Portugal’s Principe Real neighborhood (one of my favorite areas in the city). Housed in a historic Moorish style building, this former palace definitely stands out. What exactly is a shopping gallery? It’s a collection of conceptual shops set up in one building, in a gallery-like setting. As… Continue reading Embaixada: a Creative Retail Concept in Lisbon, Portugal

Porto Hotel Review: NH Collection Porto Batalha

Wondering where to stay in Porto, Portugal? Here’s an honest review of the NH Collection Porto Batalha. … I am not a luxury traveler by any means. I’m ALL about traveling on a budget, and that is most often reflected in my accommodation choices. I love hostels and Airbnbs. It’s rare that I’ll spend more… Continue reading Porto Hotel Review: NH Collection Porto Batalha

Caffeine Crawl: Visiting 6 Coffee Shops in St. Louis, Missouri

You know how most travelers don’t seem to explore their hometowns as much as they explore the rest of the world? Well, I’m guilty of that too. St. Louis, Missouri is my home, the place where I grew up, and the place where I reside between travels. While I do know the city pretty well… Continue reading Caffeine Crawl: Visiting 6 Coffee Shops in St. Louis, Missouri

LX Factory Lisbon, Portugal

The LX Factory in Lisbon, Portugal is a creative complex of shops, restaurants, and more. It’s one of the coolest things to do in Lisbon! … The LX Factory has become one of Lisbon’s best things to do in the last couple of years. Travelers might spend most of their time diving into the city’s… Continue reading LX Factory Lisbon, Portugal