10 Ways to Survive Long-Haul Flights

Truthfully, I have a love/hate relationship with flying. My Dad was actually a pilot and flight instructor for his entire career, but interesting my mom hates to fly! These days I’m not super keen on the actual flight part of travel, but my apprehension is still trumped by the exhilaration I feel when landing in a new city or destination,

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7 Reasons Blenheim is the Perfect Base For Exploring the Marlborough Region

True confession, I had never even heard of Blenheim before we started planning our New Zealand itinerary. I knew we planned to visit all of the usual suspects: Mt. Cook, Milford Sound, Queenstown, but Blenheim? Blenheim is essentially in the heart of the Marlborough Region…

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The Best of New Zealand's South Island in 2 Weeks

When we started planning our trip to New Zealand we assumed we’d do both islands! We had 15 days (not including travel time) to spend and we were going to maximize it! Go big or go home, right? After a few of hours of research we realized this might be a bit aggressive. So we decided to focus on the South Island only and I’m really glad we did!

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The Best of Lisbon in 3 Days

Lisbon is actually the one of the oldest cities in Western Europe.  I don't always enjoy large cities, but Lisbon felt more like several smaller neighborhoods clustered together.  While it's definitely growing in popularity quickly,  we still had room to breathe and explore this lovely city without it feeling over touristic.  It's also really budget friendly compared to many other cities in Western Europe!

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Hawaii: Which Island to Visit For First-Timers

Hawaii is my happy place.  Just hearing Hawaiian music makes me smile.  My husband and I have been the 5 past years and we can't get enough of it.  We've spent countless  hours reading guidebooks and blog posts to find the best beaches, hikes, fun activities and places to stay!   A lot of our friends ask us for our recommendations about Hawaii so I thought it was time to put together a post of our recommendations!

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A Quick Guide to Hiking Skaros Rock in Santorini

Hiking in Santorini is definitely one of those experiences I've always dreamt about!  The landscape is so unusual with the caldera high cliff and the crescent shape of the island.  If you like hiking with views of rugged coastlines and village to village ( a few of my favorite things) you will love hiking in Santorini!

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