• Denver Confluence Park Fall

    How to Have the Perfect Trip to Denver

    When most people think of Denver, they conjure up images of the Rocky Mountains or a bunch of millennials smoking legalized marijuana. They probably envision themselves hiking, skiing, or snowboarding on a trip there. Most people might not even think of the actual city of Denver. Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s one of our favorite cities in the United States, and we highly (no pun intended) recommend you visit Denver. Here’s our guide on How to Have the Perfect Trip to Denver: Where to Stay in Denver: Denver has plenty of cool neighborhoods to stay in and visit.…

  • Schilling Cider Portland

    Our 4 Days in Portland

    Portland is a city well-known for its weirdness and uniqueness. It had long been a city that we both wanted to visit, so when we got the chance to travel and spend 4 day in Portland, we were thrilled. Luckily, Portland lived up to our hype! There are tons of delicious places to eat, breweries to drink at, and lots of things to do. If you haven’t been before, Portland is worth the visit and differs from Seattle, another popular Pacific Northwest city. Where we stayed: Like most of our trips, we stayed at an Airbnb in Southeast Portland in the…

  • 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:…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Austin, Texas Mural

    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…