Eat Your Way Through Barcelona

Travelling isn’t just about what you see, it’s also about what you eat.

If you are travelling to Barcelona, you will have so much to see you will forget to sit down and enjoy a meal. At least that’s what happens to me when I’m overwhelmed with the amount of beautiful things I can see in a short time.

I’m here to remind you of some of the must have foods you need to try on your trip to Barcelona, Spain. Read more

Packing for a Trek to Machu Picchu

I was under the impression that bringing a few layers of clothing would be more than enough to trek to Machu Picchu for four days. Well… turns out I was mistaken.

I ended up wearing ever piece of clothing I had in order to stay warm. So please read this blog, and don’t make the same mistake as me.

The best time to go to Machu Picchu is from May – November to avoid the rainy season. Unfortunately, this means you are going to be in Peru during their winter months. Which at an altitude of over 3,000 meters feels quite cold.

If you are doing the Inca Trail or the Salcantay Trail you will probably have to pack slightly different items. The Inca Trail is all stairs and if you go in the dry season you will be in the sun all day. If you are doing the Salcantay Trail part of it goes through the Amazon so it is humid and there are more chance of encountering mosquitos. The climate also varies on the time of the year you go, as well as, how long a trek you are doing, as a 2 day trek and 5 day trek may have different paths.

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How-To Make Flower Headbands

Looking to make some stylish flower headbands? Watch this easy how-to video done with items all from Dollar Store.

1. Take your headband and wrap it around the bowl.
2. Remove the plastic flower from the stem and cat any excess from the back of the flower.
3. Put the hot glue on the headband and place your flower on it
4. Hot glue leaves in between flowers to fill it in

4 Tips for Travelling Solo

I was determined to spend my birthday this year in Paris. Preferably with friends, but none of the 10 people I invited could come. I know, LAME!IMG_0425

So I ended up doing a solo trip to Paris. Was it an amazing time? Yes. Would I do it again? I don’t know. I personally enjoy having people to share experiences with. Am I glad I did it? Yes.

If you are planning a solo trip and don’t want to be the lead role in your own remake of the movie Taken, here is some advice to keep in mind.

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Long Weekend in New York City

Planning on spending a 4 days in New York City? Here are some must do things. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be in a city where pretty much EVERY movie is filmed in?

It may be a small island, but it there is SO MUCH to see.

First of all, if you are going for 4 days do your best to stay in Manhattan. Hotels are cheaper in Staten Island, but you will spend a lot of time commuting. Air BNBs are a great choice – we stayed at one in China town – we were 5 people so it made more sense financially than booking separate hotel rooms.

Anyways…Here are the top things you should do in New York.

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What You Need to Know: Planning a Trip to Peru

My next adventure is taking me to South America. This will be the first time travelling to Latin America for pleasure and not to see family.

If you want to explore a new place without having to think too much about  what to see and not see, I recommend using a tour.  It is the easiest way to plan a tour – book a flight and show up. Contiki, G Adventures, Intrepid Travel and  are all great companies to book a tour with – I’ve heard great feedback from all. They offer a variety of tours based on countries and length of the trip. Personally, I have used Contiki  for a Europe tour and it was a great experience.

So, where to even start if you aren’t going with a tour company?

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