A Guide to Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula

If you’re visiting the state of Washington, chances are you’re going to spend some time in Seattle, the state’s largest city. You’ve probably considered checking out the Olympic Peninsula, too, where you can hike deep into the forests and explore the rugged west coast beaches. Those are two very cool places to visit, but there’s… Continue reading A Guide to Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula

A Guide to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel is where Kiwis go on holiday. This scenic peninsula is located on the Eastern side of the North Island, not far from Auckland. It’s full of lush forests, rolling green hills, beautiful beaches, and small, quiet towns. It’s the perfect place for a vacation, whether you live in New Zealand or you’re just… Continue reading A Guide to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

A Quick Guide to Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru is mostly known for a few things: the blue penguins, the Victorian architecture, and the Steampunk culture. This seaside town is located on the Eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, between Christchurch and Dunedin. Most people visit mainly to see the blue penguins return to shore in the evenings, but Oamaru draws a… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Oamaru, New Zealand

24 Hour Guide to Downtown Las Vegas (on a Budget)

Most Vegas tourists only see the strip, but there’s another side to the city that you need to check out! Here’s how to spend 1 day in Downtown Las Vegas on a budget. … On my budget trip to Las Vegas last year, I decided to (mostly) stay away from the strip. Instead of spending… Continue reading 24 Hour Guide to Downtown Las Vegas (on a Budget)

A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

Most visitors to New Zealand begin their journey in Auckland. International flights arrive in Queenstown, Wellington, and other major cities, but most likely, your flight will touch down in Auckland first. This is the city that greets visitors from all over the world and welcomes them to Aotearora, so it only makes sense that I… Continue reading A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

A Guide to Napier, New Zealand

Napier is a small coastal city on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s part of the larger Hawke’s Bay region, along with the city of Hastings. Napier is known for a few things: Art Deco, nature, and wine. After the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake of 1931, the city was largely rebuilt in the Art Deco… Continue reading A Guide to Napier, New Zealand

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

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: 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!)