Skipping Blue Lagoon in Iceland

3 Reasons Why I'm Skipping Blue Lagoon in Iceland

I’ve been lusting over Iceland for a while now. I love the natural landscapes and I can’t wait to see the glaciers, volcanoes, rainbows, caves, and waterfalls. I’m finally heading to the world's northernmost capital city in a few weeks…
The secret to finding and booking cheap flights with error fares

Secret to Finding Cheap Flights With Error Fares

Having a hard time finding cheap flights? Well, one thing is certain, searching for flight deals takes a lot of patience and a bit of luck. However, what if I told you that last week I found round-trip tickets to Europe (from New York City)…
Things to Do in Quito Ecuador and Quito Day Trips

Things To Do & Day Trips form Quito, Ecuador

For those who are thinking about visiting Ecuador, I say book your flights and start planning your trip. There are so many interesting things to do in Quito. Ecuador is an affordable destination to visit in South America and it has gorgeous…
Mandala Beach Club an affordable day at the beach in Cancun Mexico.

A Beach Day at Mandala Beach Club in Cancun Mexico

We all have different travel styles. From flying first class to sharing 12-bed dorms at hostels, our budget determines how we travel and what we do on vacation. I'm a budget conscious traveler so I'm always looking for a great deal and good…
Chicen Itza Day Trip from Cancun

Exploring the Ancient Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza

Although I enjoyed relaxing on the beautiful beaches in Cancun, a day trip to the Chichen Itza was one of the most culturally enriching experiences I had during my short trip to Mexico. Chichen Itza is one of the largest Mayan cities in…
Student Loans Repayment Quarterly Updates

Student Loan Repayment Quarterly Update I: January 2016

In this student loans quarterly series, I share my repayment journey and progress every four months with the hope that I can motivate striving for financial freedom. My goal is to be debt-free before my 27th birthday, and so for the last…
What to do in Philadelphia? 5 Philadelphia Attractions.

A Day In Philadelphia: What to See and Do in Philly

Although Philadelphia is often overlooked, there is a lot more to Philly than just cheesesteaks and hoagies. From outdoor food markets to wall murals, Philadelphia is a historic and eccentric city. If you can only spend a day…
How to Be the Perfect Airbnb Guest - Airbnb Etiquette

Airbnb Etiquette: How to Be the Perfect Airbnb Guest

The days of only considering hotels and hostels are long gone. Airbnb has revolutionized travel by mainstreaming vacation rentals. From apartments to cabins and even castles, Airbnb connects travelers to unique lodging opportunities that…
A how-to guide to becoming a financially savvy traveler: how to be a financially savvy traveler and wiser with your money.

7 Steps to Becoming a Financially Savvy Traveler

How many of us can find financial reasons to postpone or cancel our trips? If you raised your hand or nodded in agreement, I challenge you to continue reading. I can confidentially say that we've all been there. Our finances can absolutely…
A Barbados Travel Guide: Fun Things to do in Barbados, Best Barbados Restaurants and more

Barbados Travel Guide: Favorite Things to Do On The Island

Barbados is the perfect destination in the Caribbean to experience mesmerizing beaches and summer all year round. Its rich history, eclectic music, tasty cuisine and love for rum makes it unique and welcoming. From coast to coast, there are…
Reasons to Visit Barbados and Barbados Tourism

Reasons to Visit Barbados And Things I Love About The Island

A few months ago, I had a hard time imagining how I would spend a week vacationing in Barbados. Since I usually go on fast-paced shorter trips, I didn't know what to make of spending a week in the Caribbean. Would I get bored? Would I want…
How do I pay off my student loans faster?

6 Ways To Pay Off Student Loans Faster

After publishing my action plan to repay my student loans within the next year on Student Loans a Necessary Evil, I received so many questions about how I managed to pull this off that I decided to write a follow up post highlighting some tips for success.