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Women’s packing list for Paris in winter

This women's packing list for Paris in winter can prepare you to see the Eiffel Tower when it goes from sunny to stormy in 4 minutes.

Paris is a fantastic year-round travel destination. And if you don’t mind a little cold and rainy weather, winter can be the best time to visit Paris. Tourist crowds are low. You won’t need to make dinner reservations weeks in advance. And the lines at even the best museums are short. But packing for Paris […]

Off the beaten path solo female travel

Hiking in Ecuador is one of the top activities. Read on for details in my comprehensive Ecuador travel guide.

Solo female travel is all the rage these days. More and more women are taking off on adventures alone and learning just how empowering it can be. Destinations like Portugal, Thailand and Bali are at the top of every list of best destinations for solo female travellers. Don’t get me wrong, those are great places […]

Is the Paris Museum Pass REALLY worth it? How to skip the lines in Paris

Don't skip the Louvre just because it's expensive -- pick up a Paris Museum Pass to keep museum costs down

The Louvre. Musée d’Orsay. The Centre Pompidou. Musée de l’Orangerie. These are just a few of Paris’s incredible art museums. With so many options to see incredible artwork, it’s easy for visitors to the French capital to rack up hefty admission fees. That’s where the Paris Museum Pass comes in.   The Paris Museum Pass is […]

Paris on a budget: Five ways to save

Paris on a budget

Ah, Paris. So romantic, so beautiful. So expensive. This is a city where a coffee can cost upwards of €5, a bistro meal easily runs €20 or more, and a €140-a-night hotel is still listed in the “budget” category. But don’t worry, backpackers — you can still have a great time in Paris on a budget.   […]

Riviera Maya Itinerary: 5 days (on a budget)

It’s January. You know what that means: freezing temperatures, gray skies, and short days. When the weather’s like this, all I can think about is how badly I want to go somewhere tropical — even if it’s just for a short trip. The good news is, with super-cheap flights to places like Cancun, a long-weekend […]

Layover in Addis Ababa? Explore the city!

Addis Ababa is one of the major gateways to East Africa, India and the Middle East. Ethiopian Airlines offers cheap flights to these otherwise-hard-to-reach destinations. So many travelers find themselves with a long layover in Addis Ababa either at the beginning of their Ethiopia journeys or en route to somewhere else.   But there’s no […]

Wild Dog Safaris Namibia: Tour Review

Epic desert sunsets. Remote landscapes. Lions, elephants, rhinos, and leopards. I saw all these things and more during my two weeks in Namibia. And it was all thanks to Wild Dog Safaris.   Now, I’m not normally a tour person. I’m a firm believer in public transportation, bumps, dust, crowds and all. I like to […]

Namibia Camping Safari: What to Expect

Safaris are expensive, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who regrets shelling out for one

Going on safari is one of the most life-affirming travel experiences on the planet. And Namibia is one of the best countries to do it in. While safaris in Namibia don’t come cheap, they don’t have to wipe out your life savings, either. You can cut costs significantly by camping instead of staying at swanky […]

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 […]