Cool New Airfare Tricks from Kayak
I've always used Kayak, and I am especially digging their latest features.
Best Mirrorless Camera for Travel: Fuji X-T1
I decided to switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera. The results are in -- and I'm very happy!
Where to Go in Eastern Sicily
Eastern Sicily is filled with beautiful Baroque cities, active volcanoes, and gorgeous beaches. Here's where to go!
Viewpoints: Traveling With a Disability
What's it like to travel while blind or deaf? Justine and Dilara share their experiences!
Aci Trezza: A Laid-Back Seaside Town in Sicily
One of my favorite places in Sicily turned out to be a place I hadn't discovered until that morning!
The Joys and Challenges of Traveling in Sicily
Sicily is beautiful -- but it's one of the most challenging destinations I've ever faced. Here is why.
Well, that’s certainly a way to end Sober September. I’m heading back to Europe for a few weeks this October, and I’m kicking things off with a boozy trip around Britain. Alongside Matt of LandLopers and Rachelle of The Travel Bite, I’m spending a week sampling the finest British gins throughout England. I adore gin. It’s my favorite spirit and I went from a college... [Read more]
The following branded content post is brought to you by KAYAK. I’ve been a big fan of Kayak for years, and now that they’ve introduced these new features, I’m even more excited to use them! There are so many things that I wish travel search engines would do for me. Like, assess my personality with FiveThirtyEight-like capacity and quantify which flight will make me the happiest.... [Read more]
This spring, I made a big decision that more and more travel photographers are making: I decided to switch from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera. In other words, I said farewell to the Nikon D5100 that I had been using for two years in favor of the Fuji X-T1, a mirrorless model. And I could not be happier about it! What is a mirrorless camera? DSLRs are the big professional cameras with lenses... [Read more]
The following branded content post is brought to you by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Once you see this video, you’ll understand why I agreed to run a branded content post for the first time in nearly a year. One of my greatest joys was finally visiting my readers from the Philippines in Manila last year. Filipinos are some of the warmest, friendliest people you’ll ever meet. And... [Read more]
Should I have allotted more than two nights for Corfu, the largest Ionian island off the coast of Greece? Of course I should have! For me, Corfu was meant to be a stopover en route from Santorini to Albania. I flew there via Athens with two intentions: to see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town and to get the ferry to Albania. I had spent the last eight nights in hostel dorms in Barcelona and... [Read more]
While Sicily is full of beauty everywhere you look, you’ll find many of its best treasures in the eastern part of the island. The east is home to active volcanoes, ancient ruins, Baroque cities, and gorgeous beaches, not to mention fabulous food and world-famous wine. Why concentrate on the east in particular? Sicily is a big island, the largest in the Mediterranean, and it’s also not... [Read more]
Our latest Viewpoints interview is a twofer! Here we will meet two ladies who travel with a disability: Justine, an Aussie who is legally blind, and Dilara, a New Zealand-living Scot who is profoundly deaf. Together they are The Pickle Sandwich — a hilarious YouTube duo riffing on life, love, travel, and disability. I love their videos and highly recommend you check them out! Here’s... [Read more]
I love discovering a new place completely by chance. I had done a lot of research on Sicily beforehand, but one of my favorite places turned out to be a little seaside town I hadn’t even heard of until the day my mom, my sister, and I visited. It was our second morning in Sicily and we weren’t feeling too energetic, but we wanted to get out and see somewhere. “Why don’t... [Read more]
Sicily kicked my ass and nearly destroyed me. I did not expect that. Italy is my zone. I go to Italy once or twice a year. I lived in Florence for four months. I speak Italian (not as well as I used to, yet more than enough to get by). As a result, Italy is one of the countries where I’m most comfortable. I understand how things work. I know what to eat, what to wear, what to do at different... [Read more]
Four and a half years ago, I found myself shipwrecked and posession-less in Indonesia. After jumping off a boat and swimming for my life in the middle of the night, I ended up with only four pieces of clothing: my Vang Vieng tubing t-shirt, my black and blue hippie pants, my pink Beerlao tank top, and a pair of tiny red shorts. I flew back to Thailand with a backpack so empty, it was comical. I... [Read more]