Have Some Fun in the Sun in Hurghada, Egypt!

Situated on the banks of the Red Sea, Hurghada is the ultimate tourist vacation destination. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will love the warm sea, colorful coral, and crystal clear water. And thrill seekers will want to take a quad through the massive desert surrounding Hurghada or take a turn at Egypt’s largest wakeboard cable park. And…

Discover the Ancient City of Luxor, Egypt

With the spectacular and spiritual Nile River running through the center of what was once known as Thebes, and ancient well-preserved temples sprinkled throughout, it’s no wonder that Luxor is referred to as the “world’s greatest open-air museum”. Thebes was called the City of 100 Gates and during it’s heyday it was renowned for its high social…

Take a Cruise Down the Egyptian Nile from Aswan to Luxor

Prior to stepping on board the Sonesta Star Goddess Cruise ship in Aswan, traveling around Egypt had been quite a bit more difficult than we originally anticipated. The constant touts shouting at us to get in their taxi, or ride their horse-drawn carriage, or buy their Egyptian scarf. Haggling over prices for everything from a…

Your Complete Guide to the Great Pyramids of Giza

“NO” I said loudly, and firmly to the poor little boy, no more than 13 years old. My finger pointed angrily to drive the point home. The look on his wounded little face broke my heart but obliging the child one picture would send 20 other kids running toward us, cell phones set to selfie mode….

How to Become Insta-Famous: Just Pack These 19 Simple Accessories!

If you’re remotely active on Instagram you’ve undoubtedly seen them. “Them” being tanned and toned, blonde-haired Insta-famous women wearing teeny tiny bikinis in idyllic sandy settings, sipping on delicious-looking coconut concoctions while swinging from palm trees. Or cruising on boats in coordinated bikini and sock combos… “Them” also being those Insta-famous men sporting man-buns and…

Jordan Itinerary: The Best Places to Visit!

Jordan (aka The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) is an Arab kingdom located in Western Asia and is fairly centrally located between Asia, Africa and Europe. While the country is a constitutional monarchy, their highly adored King Abdullah II holds executive and legislative powers. This small, arid country of about 9.5 million people, 92% of which…

Don’t Miss These Must-See Gems of Germany!

Considering the fact that Germany (aka Deutschland) is the 7th largest country by area in Europe and the 62nd largest in the world, planning a trip that will provide a complete experience of everything this gorgeous country has to offer can be an overwhelming task. There are so many things to see and do! With…

9 Essential Tips for Surviving Van Life

My van life life began back in November of 2013 when my now husband, Nick, and I were on a 15-month journey abroad (oh how I could have used some of these van life tips then!). We were surfing in Indonesia and realized that we were probably the closest to New Zealand that we would…