• Visiting Seattle

    Visiting Seattle: Much More Than Starbucks and Amazon

    It took us a while, but we finally made it to the Pacific Northwest! Seattle (and Portland) have been one our list to travel to for quite some time. This past summer we made it to both of them during our trip down the west coast visiting Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We had high hopes for Seattle. Its natural beauty where the ocean meets the mountains along with its cool urban vibe helped Seattle surpass our expectations. Seattle is definitely much more than Starbucks and Amazon. Here’s what we all did in Seattle… Where we stayed in Seattle:…

  • Dubrovnik

    A Trip to King’s Landing! Errrr…Dubrovnik!

    Over the past few years, Dubrovnik has definitely become one of the top cities to visit in Europe. It’s incredibly beautiful and is heavily featured in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones as the capital city of Westeros, King’s Landing. With all of this, Dubrovnik is a little on the pricier side, especially compared to other cities in Croatia. However, a trip to Dubrovnik is totally worth it because of its well-preserved old town, yummy food, and wonderful views. During peak season, remember that Dubrovnik is going to be busy, especially in the Old Town. It is a very…

  • Visiting Phoenix

    Journey to the Valley of the Sun: Visiting Phoenix

    With great weather year-round and plenty do both outdoors and indoors, Phoenix is a wonderful place to spend a long weekend. We spent four days visiting Phoenix and loved our time there. However, we feel like we barely scratched the surface of everything it has to offer. Before diving right into our Phoenix recommendations, we recommend that you have a car when visiting Phoenix. It’s nearly essential to have or rent one because the city is so spread out. You could take public transit or Uber/Lyft everywhere, but that would be time-consuming or costly. In stating that, we had a…

  • Best Place to Photograph Stari Most Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque

    The Best Places to Photograph Stari Most

    Stari Most is without a doubt the most famous and photographed bridge in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s probably the number one thing most people want to see when they visit Mostar. Although it was rebuilt 2004, Stari Most still looks like it did when it was first built in the 16th century. Since we know you want to get that perfect picture for Instagram, Facebook, or simply your photo album at home, here are the best places to photograph Stari Most. 1. Urban Grill Restaurant The Urban Grill Restaurant is right on the main pedestrian road (Mala Tepa)…

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    How to Go to Cuba as an American

    Updated: 8/9/18 This past March we went to Cuba for a week, and the number one question we got asked when we got back was not: How was the food? What did you do? Where did you go? Instead, everyone asked: Americans can go to Cuba?, which was usually followed by: I thought Trump made it illegal to visit Cuba. Contrary to popular belief, Americans can legally visit Cuba under Trump…and it’s relatively easy too! If you choose to visit Cuba on an organized tour, you’re basically all set because they’ll arrange everything for you.  Organized tours to Cuba generally use the People…

  • Guide to Visiting Bratislava Lemontree View

    Don’t Skip Over Bratislava!

    Before arriving, we knew next to nothing about Bratislava and had only decided to stop there to kill a few days before meeting a friend in Vienna during our trip around Europe. Bratislava turned out to be a brilliant hidden gem that was once less accessible because of the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain. Due to its unexpected beauty, delicious Slovak cuisine, and incredibly hospitable people, we knew we had to write about traveling to Bratislava so others would know Don’t Skip Bratislava while traveling in Europe. As our Flixbus from Budapest arrived at the bus station, we were both a little disappointed,…

  • Alcatraz Island

    Is the Alcatraz Tour Worth It?

    Alcatraz is one of the most infamous prisons in the United States. It’s well known for the high profile criminals it housed, its location right by a major city, and its part in pop culture. When we visited San Francisco, it was the number one thing we wanted to see. We did get a chance to visit and go on the Alcatraz tour. After looking at its history, an overview of the tour, and how to visit Alcatraz, we’ll answer the question: Is the Alcatraz tour worth it? About Alcatraz: Alcatraz Island sits out in the San Francisco Bay and can almost…

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    What to Do for a Long Weekend in Austin, Texas

    We took advantage of a long weekend back in February to travel to Austin, Texas, a place we had been wanting to visit for quite a while. This was our first time using our Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. Last year, we signed up for a Southwest credit card and earned enough points to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, thanks in large part to their generous signup bonus. In an upcoming post we’ll discuss the Southwest credit card and other ways in which we are able to make travel more affordable and cheaper so we can travel more.  Back to…

  • Day Trip Plitvice Lakes

    Tips for a Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes

    Plitvice Lakes National Park is a very popular day trip from many Croatian cities, and it was one of the main reasons we wanted to go to Croatia. We did the day trip from Zagreb, but you can also do day trips to Plitvice from Zadar and Split to name a few. For the day trip, we took a bus to and from Plitvice from the main station in Zagreb.  bought the bus tickets ahead of time, but you do not need to buy your ticket to the park until you get there. It is $10 to $45 for a one-day…