This month marks four years of non-stop travel, and during that time I have stayed in more Airbnbs than I can count. I anxiously await the rumored loyalty program, because my wandering, homeless self is about as loyal to Airbnb as it gets! But until I obtain my “Super Guest” status and the mystery rewards and benefits that go with it…I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my trips and share my top 10 Airbnbs from around the world.
When I arrived in Oban, Scotland I was desperate to see some of the country’s famous highland scenery. I also needed to find a place I could explore in a half day before work. After a little research and a helping hand from the internet, what I found was heavenly. I discovered that the Isle of Kerrera is home to a whopping 34 people, and is a manageable 4 miles long by 1 mile wide. Translation: a walkable, quiet land with minimal people. It also promised to have all of my favorite things, and if you and I like any of the same things- well, I imagine you’ll find it to be pretty spectacular, too.
Many visitors to Croatia fall into one of three categories. The sailing-obsessed, the massive Game of Thrones fan, or the one who saw a picture of Plitvice National Park on the internet. I’m guilty of all three, and having spent well over a month exploring Croatia I can confidently tell you that Plitvice is the most beautiful thing I saw there. Whether you’re swinging through on a day trip or have the flexibility to stay overnight, here’s some information based on my own experiences to help you maximize your time, and make sense of a rather large and confusing park!
As far as tourist destinations go, Slovenia seems to have flown under the radar but is slowly gaining traction with its natural beauty and particularly iconic landmark, Lake Bled. This stunning body of water looks like it's been plucked straight out of a fairytale and placed into real life, and any lover of the outdoors should put it at the top of their travel list. Having visited at the end of June, the weather was perfection, everything popped with the brightest shades of blue and green, and I effortlessly spent NINE hours meandering around. Here's how I spent my time, as well as some other activities to consider, especially if you have more than just one day!
No visit to Portugal is complete without a taste of the north and the beautiful city of Porto. Giving off an entirely different vibe than the country’s capital, Lisbon, it is a place that is very deserving of at least a few days. Here are 10 pretty convincing reasons why.
Yacht Week Croatia. Seven days and seven nights sailing the Adriatic Sea, 40 something boats, an unquantifiable number of drinks, and 10 amazing friends. It was a week to remember, but one I entered into completely clueless. Here are 15 things I wish I’d known before I hopped on the boat.
Cape Town, South Africa is an absolute unicorn. I would have happily traded my six weeks for six months had I known just how hard I'd fall for this amazing city. If you're planning a trip- you're in luck. I've taken my month and a half of amazing adventures and thrown them onto a bucket list that I wish I could do over and over again.
Digital nomads are people who are location independent and use technology to perform their job. Their lifestyle is by no means conventional, and there are eight misconceptions that they’d like everyone to know.
Ever heard of Sintra? I hadn’t, until very recently. If there’s one place on earth where you think you might find unicorns, Rapunzel, a forest full of singing animals, the fountain of youth or Prince Charming, you’d swear Sintra, Portugal was it.
Lisbon, Portugal is the kind of place where everything you’ve ever wanted in a city collides, and you can’t help but wonder where it’s been all your life. Digital nomad or not, I’m going to drop names of all of my favorite places in Lisbon, which anyone visiting can benefit from. If you go, you’ll fall in love. You’ve been warned.
Already have the freedom to work from anywhere and want to travel the world with a group of amazing, like-minded people? If you call yourself a digital nomad or entrepreneur and you're living the remote life, then this post is for you.
Planning a trip to Machu Picchu can be tackled a number of different ways. There are tons of multi-day hikes like the Inca Trail that will spit you out there, or if you’re short on time, you can do what I did. Even though I took “the easy way”, there are multiple types of tickets you can buy for multiple times from multiple different places, and it can be pretty overwhelming. I’m going to tell you precisely how I went about this solo journey to one of the most amazing ruins in the world, and pray that it’s helpful.
For one month I decided to drop anchor in Valparaiso, Chile. Whether you’re planning to hang around for a while or are just swinging through for a day or two as many travelers do- I’d like to share my favorite spots and what I learned. Valparaiso is a beautiful place to explore but hang around for the end and some tips on how to stay safe.
The epitome of paradise, there are enough San Blas islands for every day of the year, and only 49 of them are actually inhabited. If you search online, you’ll find a series of tours that’ll put you up on one of these islands, all-inclusive, for $250 or more for only two nights. Here’s how to sort it out yourself, on a budget.
Known for sprawling landscapes filled with fairy chimneys, an abundance of cave hotels, underground cities and sunrise hot air balloon rides, Cappadocia, Turkey is a fascinating draw for travelers from all over the world. Here are 10 of my favorite photos to prove winter truly is the best time to visit.
CouchSurfing is an app that connects travelers with locals who have a spare couch or bed available in a given destination. Here’s why you should consider giving it a try in Turkey, and experience the generosity and hospitality of the Turkish people for yourself!
The majority of people that visit Morocco make a beeline for Marrakech. I was headed along the same track, until somewhere, floating around the social media realm, photos of an incredible blue city called Chefchaouen surfaced. With staggered blue-washed buildings, a maze of narrow streets, and sprawling mountain views, it caught my eye and jumped straight to the top of my must-see list.
Morocco has been a bucket list country of mine for a long time. The images from fellow travelers and magazines proved it to be nothing short of a photographer’s dream. With thoughts of camels, deserts, fortressed towns, mosaic tiles, spices, and colorful fabrics dancing in my head, I boarded a ferry from Algeciras, Spain, headed for the port of Tangier Med, Morocco. What ensued wasn’t exactly what I expected.
I'll be honest, these things are pretty basic, and yet- I'm pretty sure there's a lot of people out there who hesitate to do them. Originally written for Elite Daily, here are 6 activities you need to try solo at least once, whether you're in your 20's or not!
Summer has ended and your tan has surely faded, but some may say that the best season of the year is now upon us. Fall is here, so make the most of it and consider visiting one of these five amazing destinations.
Planning a trip to the Philippines? After my own experience, I feel confident enough to offer some very simple advice. Step 1: Beeline it straight for El Nido, and Step 2: Book a bed (or room!) at Spin Designer Hostel. I promise you won’t regret it, and I'll tell you why.
Georgetown. It's the eclectic and artsy capital of Penang Island, located in the northwestern state of Penang, Malaysia. Often overlooked for the country's bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown is quickly gaining attention as a cultural hub full of colorful street art, cafes, and cheap accommodation. Read on on for 10 photos that prove why Georgetown's undeniable charm is worth the trip.
Interested in getting tatted in Thailand? Having experienced the popular bamboo method and traditional machine methods while living in the country, I’m here to compare both experiences and let you know what to expect!
Without any warning at at all, it happens. You meet the person who ticks all the boxes. Unfortunately, there’s one rather significant problem. You’re from country X, and they’re from country Y. And there’s only one way to see if this relationship will ever really work. One of you has to bite the bullet and move. But before you do, here are five questions you need to consider before you make the leap and move abroad for your significant other.
Phuket, Thailand- where my ambitions to do anything but sunbathe and frolic around with a giant pineapple go to die. I was lucky enough to spend two nights in an incredible villa on the southern island- which by the way, is best pronounced without the 'h'. Check out the video I made!
Whether you’ve just graduated from college or are suffering through monotonous days at the office, here are five things you should consider when mulling over the decision to travel the world or take a 9-to-5.
If you live in or are visiting Bangkok, I think you too should clamber around the heaps of metal that used to fly through the sky and are now looked after by a Thai family living in a shack (smart little business venture, if you ask me.) Bangkok, I’ve learned, is home to some of the most unique exploration opportunities. The Airplane Graveyard is one such opportunity.