Morelia cathedral

Four things to do in Morelia

Morelia is slowly creeping its way onto the Mexico travel circuit. It’s a colonial city in the heart of Michoacan. It’s less touristy than San Cristobal and Guanajuato, but still has great traveler amenities.   So if you find yourself passing through on your next Mexico trip, here are the top four things to do […]

Southeast Asia Packing List for women

So you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia. Awesome — you’re going to have the adventure of a lifetime! This fascinating region is among the easiest in the world to travel, while still offering a diversity of culture and outdoor activities. So how do you pack for all that? In this post, I’ll walk you […]

Travel in Mexico is life-affirming

Why travel in Mexico is the best

Mexico may neighbor the U.S., but it sure feels like another world. It’s colorful, friendly, and laid-back. At the same time, most of the country sees surprisingly few travelers — maybe because travel in Mexico has a (wildly undeserved) reputation for being dangerous.   The truth is, Mexico is possibly my favorite country in the […]

Fireworks over the Washington Monument

4th of July Fireworks in Washington, DC

Fireworks are an essential part of the American Independence Day tradition. And Washington, DC puts on one of the country’s best shows — lighting up the sky above the Washington Monument. So tourists descend upon the capital for our 4th of July fireworks.   Many travelers head straight for the National Mall. But as a […]

Sessriem Dune 45

Namib Desert: Dune 45 at Sunrise

My alarm was set for 4:30 am, but I didn’t need it. The campground was already buzzing. Groggy-but-excited travelers raced around, getting ready to drive into the Namib Desert for sunrise.   By 4:50, my group of six, plus driver Gabriel and assistant Manfred, were in line and waiting for the gate to open. From […]

Mexico City Itinerary: 3 days

Mexico City is a highlight of any trip to Mexico. The center of Aztec civilization, one of the most populous cities in the world, museums galore, and the country’s best dining scene — you could spend months here and not get bored. Check off the highlights by following this 3 day Mexico City itinerary.   […]