9 Things to Do in Cape Town, South Africa

This past September, my friends and I spent a week in Cape Town, South Africa and we loved it! There is so much to do in the city, as well as in the surrounding Cape region, so this list is not exhaustive but these were 9 of the highlights from our trip! 1 – Go…

Why the District Six Museum should be on your Cape Town Itinerary

I’ll admit it, before I started research for our week in Cape Town, I didn’t know very much about the history of apartheid in South Africa. I knew we had to visit Robben Island where political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, were held before apartheid was brought to an end. But I didn’t know about District…

7 Reasons to Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa

1. For the unique Cape Flora – the Cape Floral Region is the smallest of the six different floral kingdoms in the world, located only on the southwestern tip of South Africa. Kirstenbosch showcases thousands of the plant species only found in this region. We visited in September, which is springtime in South Africa, and the spring flowers…

5 Things to Know about Visiting the Grand Canyon in the Winter

The Grand Canyon is a breathtaking natural wonder any time of year, but visiting in the winter months can be very different from the peak summer season. When we visited last winter here are the five things we wish we would have known before visiting the Grand Canyon in December: The North Rim is closed…

Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Japan

Coming from the United States, there were many small things that surprised me on my work trip to Japan! To help prepare you, here are some random things I wish I knew before heading to Japan: Bathrooms: • Most of the toilets here are bidets aka if you push the wrong button water will start…

A Day in Key West, Florida

During one of my last weeks before leaving for my Peace Corps service in Liberia, I took a trip down to Florida for some family time! Mom and I headed down to the Florida Keys for a couple of days. Though we stayed in Marathon, around about mile 50 on Florida Route 1, we spent…

9 Things to Do in Bogota, Colombia!

On our recent trip to Colombia, we spent a day and a half in the country’s capital, Bogota! Here are our top 9 things to do while you’re there… Explore La Candelaria, Bogota’s old city! One of the highlights in this historic neighborhood is Plaza de Bolivar, the main square of the city where you’ll…

Around Iceland’s Ring Road: An 8 Day Itinerary

The Ring Road, or Route 1, is a road that loops around the entire country of Iceland. If you are heading to Iceland and have plenty of time I definitely recommend leaving the capital city of Reykjavik for some of the amazing natural wonders Iceland has to offer. While 8 days wasn’t nearly enough time…

11 Tips for Driving Iceland’s Ring Road

Traveling around Iceland is easy by car due to Route 1, otherwise known as the Ring Road. Route 1 circles the entire country (minus the Snaefellsnes Pennisula) and allows visitors to easily see many of the different landscapes and tourist attractions Iceland has to offer. Check out our Top 10 Things to See & Do…