Beginner’s guide to Grand Teton National Park

I remember seeing Grand Teton in a textbook as a kid. The image of the super rugged but also beautiful snow-capped mountains was so striking. The Tetons seemed like they were on another planet that I’d probably never get to. I think eight-year-old me would be pretty excited to know that I finally did getContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to Grand Teton National Park”

Un-Campground Guide: How to stay at Old Faithful Inn without breaking the bank

Like I said in my Yellowstone campground guide, lodging at the park is super expensive. Our trip was for our first wedding anniversary, so we were willing to splurge, but wanted to do so within reason. Fortunately, you have great options at the Old Faithful Inn to make lodging less horrifically expensive (I won’t sayContinue reading “Un-Campground Guide: How to stay at Old Faithful Inn without breaking the bank”

Beginner’s guide to packing your car and staying organized on road trips

Packing your car for a road trip, and then keeping it organized so you can actually find things, is a massive game of Tetris. Sometimes, things start getting messy. Your car quickly turns into that worst-case Tetris scenario where you’re running out of room and nothing really fits and you also can’t find anything youContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to packing your car and staying organized on road trips”

San Pedro vs. Caye Caulker: How to choose your ideal Belize beach spot

You can’t go wrong with the cayes of Belize (pronounced “keys”), but you can potentially go wrong when choosing between San Pedro and Caye Caulker. They’re both super popular destinations for American beach-goers, but they have distinctly different vibes. To be completely honest, my husband Billy came up with the idea to create a quiz that helpsContinue reading “San Pedro vs. Caye Caulker: How to choose your ideal Belize beach spot”

Beginner’s guide to packing everything you need in one carry-on

Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or taking a big trip to a foreign country, packing is truly the worst. Most of the burden is figuring out where to put everything, how the eff it’s all going to fit, and how in the world I’m going to find it again once I’m trying toContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to packing everything you need in one carry-on”

Beginner’s Travel Guide: Three Winter Days in Ouray, Colorado

Camping is great, but not in the winter. Staying in a hotel doesn’t make you any less outdoorsy, and you can keep enjoying Colorado year-round if you take advantage of the great indoors during the colder months. I spent a long weekend in Ouray, and this southwest Colorado town is the perfect winter getaway. WhenContinue reading “Beginner’s Travel Guide: Three Winter Days in Ouray, Colorado”

Beginner’s Trail Guide: The Byzantine Road on the Greek island of Paros

When we decided to go to Greece for our honeymoon, I didn’t think hiking would be a big part of it. But the islands have beginner-friendly trails that are a must for anyone traveling there. Besides the Caldera Path in Santorini, our other big hike was the Byzantine Road on another Greek island called Paros.Continue reading “Beginner’s Trail Guide: The Byzantine Road on the Greek island of Paros”

Beginner’s Trail Guide: Hiking the Caldera in Santorini

When you think Greek islands, you think Santorini. Your next thought may be white houses, cliffs, sunsets…but hiking? Yeah, hiking didn’t come to mind when we first decided to go to the Greek islands for our honeymoon, either, but I was really excited to find out there are some really spectacular trails. Santorini’s Caldera PathContinue reading “Beginner’s Trail Guide: Hiking the Caldera in Santorini”

How to pack for two weeks in Greece with one carry-on

The OB lives! I’m back from my honeymoon in Greece, freshly married and no longer jet-lagged. There were obviously a lot of great things about this trip, but one of my proudest moments was managing to fit everything I needed for two weeks in one carryon. This post from Erin Outdoors and this list specificallyContinue reading “How to pack for two weeks in Greece with one carry-on”