Planning a trip to Japan can be overwhelming? What should you do to make the most of your limited time?
In this guide, we’re here to help you out. Heather and I spent two years living and traveling in Japan. Based on that experience, we’ve put together the following list of our favorite places to stay, eat, and see across Japan:
If you think Nashville is only country music and bachelorette parties, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
While it is an essential destination for country music fans, Nashville also has a fantastic restaurant scene, superb live music of all genres, and even some solid breweries.
Below, we cover some of our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in Music City.
Chicago is an iconic American city; I don’t need to tell you that. But as I discovered during my first trip to the Windy City, there’s a lot more to Chicago than its famous landmarks and deep dish pizza.
I spent 3 days eating, drinking, and biking my way through the city with the help of my friend (and Chicago native) Kevin. Based on that experience, I’ve put together the following list of my favorite places to eat, drink, and see in this fantastic lakeside city.
If you thought this would be a guide to the U.S. state of Georgia, then think again. This is a guide to the country of Georgia, which is located northeast of Turkey and south of Russia. If you know nothing about it, then you’re in the same boat we were before we visited.
But let me tell you: Georgia is a fantastic place to visit. Between the friendly people, beautiful scenery, delicious wine, and rich history, Georgia has something for everyone. Read on to learn about our favorite places to eat, drink, see, and stay in Georgia.
Note: We’ve organized this guide according to the different regions we visited during our trip.
Paros was one of the two islands we visited during our trip to Greece, and we highly recommend it if you’re looking for a place to relax.
We loved how much there was to do on Santorini (the other Greek island we visited), but we also enjoyed getting a break from the hustle and bustle on calmer, less touristy Paros.
Below, you’ll find our favorite places to stay, eat, and see on the island of Paros, Greece.
With its whitewashed buildings, stunning cliff views, and beautiful beaches, Santorini is the quintessential Greek island destination. We spent several days there during our trip to Greece, and we highly recommend it.
Below, you’ll find our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in Santorini, as well as some of the best areas to stay.
Ireland is one of those places that we’d always wanted to visit, but never had…until recently. Now that we’ve been to Ireland, we can enthusiastically recommend it.
To help you plan your Ireland trip, we’ve put together this list of our favorite places to eat, drink, and do in the Emerald Isle.
Often overshadowed by the larger and more touristy Madrid, Barcelona is a fantastic city in its own right and should absolutely be part of any trip to Spain.
If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, you may be overwhelmed by all the city has to offer. To help you find your way, we’ve put together this guide to our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in Barcelona.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, London is a must-see for lovers of history, architecture, and British culture.
Because it’s such a big city, visiting London can be overwhelming. To give you some guidance, we’ve put together this list of our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in the UK capital.
So many people had recommended we visit Asheville that we were concerned it might be overhyped. That was far from the case, however, as we discovered on our two visits two the city.
Whether you like craft beer, local arts, Southern cuisine, or outdoor activities, Asheville has something for you. Read on to learn about our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in this North Carolina mountain town.
We’ve been wanting to visit San Diego for years, and it did not disappoint! We fell in love with the tacos, breweries, and consistently beautiful weather.
If you’re looking for things to do on your trip to San Diego, then this guide will help you out. Below, we take a look at the best places to stay, eat, drink, and see in this Southern California destination.
We’ve been to pretty much every major city in the U.S., and Portland remains one of our favorites (if not our absolute favorite). We’ve been many times over the years, so much so that we’ve recorded multiple podcast episodes featuring the city.
If you’re going to Portland for the first time (or returning, we can’t blame you), this guide will take you through some of our current favorite places to eat, drink, and see. This guide also incorporates lots of recommendations from Portland local (and our good friend) Sean Ogle.
Okay, so I know we have a lot of “favorite” cities, but we’re serious when we say that Budapest is one of our favorites. No visit to Eastern Europe is complete without a stop in this city of history and hipsters.
Below, we list our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in Budapest:
Nestled amongst better-known countries such as Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary, Slovenia is a place you may not know much about.
Though it’s only the size of New Jersey, it packs a lot of amazing things into one place. It’s one of Trav’s top 5 countries in the world, and we’re excited to share it with you.
Below, we list our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in Slovenia:
We’ve spent a lot of time in the mountains of Colorado, but it wasn’t until recently that we made our way to Mile High City. We had a fantastic time in Denver, particularly in the hip RiNo and Five Points neighborhoods.
Below, we list our favorite places to eat, drink, and see in Denver:
We’ve been traveling to Austin for several years now, and in that time we’ve seen the city change for the better. It’s now one of our favorite spots to visit (particularly to escape the frigid Philly winters).
Below, we cover some of our must-visit destination for any trip to Austin, including the best places for coffee, outdoor activities, and (of course) tacos.
If you decide to play the frequent flyer game with any regularity, there will inevitably come a time that you will be denied a credit card. Even if you have a perfect credit score, low utilization rate, years of history with the card issuer and great standing, eventually you’ll end up with a denial letter or email. You may be tempted to hang your head and rue a missed opportunity to earn even more miles.
The benefits of staying in a furnished apartment when traveling are innumerable – including lots of space, local insider knowledge, and the ability to stay in less touristy, more authentic neighborhoods.
However, finding a good apartment can feel overwhelming.
There are a lot of variables to consider, including price, location, cleanliness, and convenience.
This is where we come in.
After years of traveling the world, we’ve come to an important conclusion: traveling lighter is better.
When you travel light, you’re so much more mobile. Whether you’re backpacking across Europe or rushing through the streets of Tokyo, bringing less stuff with you opens up more room for experiences.
And by far the best way to travel light is to pack only a carry-on. To many travelers, this will seem impossible; how can you possibly fit everything you need in a small rolling bag or backpack?
As you’ll see in this guide, however, it’s a lot easier than you might think.
And once you switch to carry-on only packing, you’ll wonder why you ever needed a big, bulky suitcase.
It’s no secret that I prefer airline miles over hotel points by a wide margin. Why? When I’m traveling, I enjoy staying at places that provide a more authentic experience.
But while those places are amazing in their own right, as a general rule of thumb I look for alternative accommodation options when traveling.
Here are 7 ways you can stay in a place that offers a more interesting experience than the typical chain hotel, while also saving a lot of money.