Daydream Destination Day: London

Today is Daydream Destination Day, and today’s dream destination is London! While London isn’t a tropical escape, our contributor, Amanda, explains why it was a Daydreams Destination for her! London holds a special place for me. I had not traveled on an airplane prior to college, and I really had only been up and down…

Daydream Destination Day: Albania

It’s Thursday! So, it’s Daydream Destination Day! This week, our contributor is Elena, who is sharing about a trip she had to Albania! In 2011, a friend was getting married in Tirana, Albania. Who goes to a wedding of a college friend in a small, just opened (Albania was closed due to its communist reign…

Daydream Destination Day: Santorini

It’s “Daydream Destinations Day”, which is a weekly post in which we bring in contributors to give tips, experiences and suggestions for travel to their favorite places. For those of us interested in traveling to various places, this can be a guide and start conversation from other travelers who have also visited those places and…

Why We Think of Travel a Bit Broader…

We love Europe.  Genuinely. If Living there was an option for us, I’d jump at it! The culture, food, people…everytime we go, we fall in love. We could live the ex-pat life to eat tapas every day…easy. I (Amanda) didn’t grow up traveling. Money was sometimes tight and my parents didn’t have much experience overseas….

Barriers to Travel: Part 6 (I just want to relax on vacation…)

“I just want to relax on vacation.” Then Plan a trip that allows you to do just that. In our opinion, travel should be what your soul needs. If you feel like something will be stressful and you don’t want that, then don’t do it. Find something more relaxing for you.    There have been…

Barriers to Travel: Part 4 (We have kids…)

Traveling with kids… (…crickets…) This is a huge barrier to travel, and as we explore this more, we think it’s important to set some expectations. 1) Yes, travel will change with children.  That Tahitian vacation you dreamed about while single or newly married? Probably not going to have the same effect with a 3 and…

Barriers to Traveling Series: Part 1

Let’s talk honestly. Travel is hard. Experiences are hard. Adventure is hard. So often, it is not portrayed as that.  It is portrayed as easy, carefree, and glamorous.  But there are real concerns and barriers to travel. If you talk to 100 different people, you will find 100 different reasons as to why people do…