Tips To Kickstart Your Trip to Malta

So you want to visit Malta huh? But how long should you go for and where should you stay? Keep reading because I’m about to cover that all for you in a hopefully concise way. How long should I plan to visit Malta? The husband and I did a 3 night and day trip in Malta. We flew out Friday afternoon and flew back Monday afternoon. I will say if you have the time, four days would be ideal to really space things out and have some relaxing time. We did a more relaxed trip so on our day 3 we just relaxed by the pool instead of exploring Gozo. Where To Stay We decided to set up our base at the Phoenicia Hotel right outside the walls of Valletta. It’s a quick walk into the city and there are a bunch of restaurants inside for convenience. And also, they… View Post

How to get to: Fiordo di Furore

Fresh back from my trip to Positano, and I was so excited to be able to visit a place that has been high on my list for awhile – the Fiordo di Furore. Thinking it would be an easy peasy location to get to, I did no research beforehand. But after browsing around the day before the planned visit, I realised that getting there may not be the easiest. Although I should have known because transportation around Positano is already a painful experience. The “Easiest” Way – Scooter Now before all you motorcycle/ scooter people start saying this – yes the easiest way would be to rent a scooter for the day and go directly there. You can go as early as you want unrestricted by public transportation. We decided against this because, *cue flashbacks to our Bali accident*. So I would say that this method of transportation is only… View Post

Iceland Campervan Travel: Ring Road in 5 Days

Hello lovely readers! It’s been awhile since my last post about Tanzania. And to be honest it feels a bit odd to be writing a travel blog post during these times – but it is something I love to do and love to share about. So I am writing this Iceland travel guide in the spirit of optimism and hopefulness that things will get better and we can all explore again soon. So whenever that time comes – this post will be here for you all. Important COVID travel info Day 1: Silica Hotel / Reykjavik We decided to start our trip in Grindavik at the Silica Hotel. This is the less expensive hotel by the famous Blue Lagoon. They currently have a great summer package deal on their website that includes one night stay, premium entry to the Blue Lagoon, and dinner at one of their restaurants. You can… View Post

A Tanzania Safari

As most of you may know I recently got back from the trip of a lifetime – a honeymoon safari to Tanzania! Six months after our wedding we finally went on our honeymoon. By day two Kevin was already saying that it was one of the top trips he’s ever been on. And he originally didn’t want to do a safari haha. His idea of a honeymoon was lounging around all day on a beach and doing nothing. Which also sounds amazing to be honest. But marriage is about compromise doing what the wife wants, so off to Africa we went! 😂😂 Safari Logistics We decided to go in February because upon research, its the short rains/ dry season in Tanzania, baby season for most animals, especially the Wildebeest. More babies = cuteness and also a higher chance of catching predators on the hunt. We also grouped it together with… View Post

A Year As An Expat in Amsterdam

It’s been just over a year since Kevin and I packed up our lives from California, the only place we’ve ever lived. And moved halfway across the world to the Netherlands. As a kid I was fortunate enough that my parents could take me on trips almost every summer, so I guess my love of travel was instilled in me at an early age. Little did I know that would lead me to living the expat life. If you read my 3 month update blog post you know that the expat life was a more “realistic” way for us to experience living abroad compared to living a nomad life. You can read more about it on my blog post here. It’s crazy to think of how fast the past year has gone by and all the changes that came with it. Life is different now. Since my last update with… View Post