In the beginning stages of planning my recent Europe trip, deciding where we would physically be on which dates was somewhat stressful. Once everything clicked into place, however, it was easy to fill in the blanks, beginning with Prague. We flew into Czechia and kicked our trip off in style at the NYX Hotel Prague. Two factors went into my choice of this hotel. First, … Continue reading Hotel Review: NYX Hotel in Prague
Until my mom picked Prague as the destination for our family trip, I hadn’t really pondered visiting the historic and picturesque city. I’d learned more about other European cities on TV and movies, and other than being a beautiful Bohemian city that drew countless artists to it, I didn’t know much about it. Since it was my first time visiting, I do not have “insider” … Continue reading Your First Time Visiting Prague
What. A. Trip! I don’t know where to start in regards to my recent trip to Europe, so I guess I’ll just go chronologically. Those of you who say you want more personal posts, this one is for you (all 1200 words of it)! As I mentioned before, my mom wanted to celebrate her birthday in Prague with the whole family. We had done a … Continue reading Eurotrip 2018: I’m Back!
“Europe,” huh? Well, we started out in Prague, are currently in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) for the first half of the day and then arriving in Bamberg, Germany for the second half of the day. After that one more German city stop, then visiting some friends in France and finally flying out of Milan, Italy. Of course I’ll be writing in more detail upon my … Continue reading Hello from Europe!
Fall is here, and as the crisp air blows in, so do football games and homecoming gatherings. Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, brings thousands of visitors back for these events each year. Football fever draws impressive gatherings for each game, and just as importantly, for each pre-game tailgate party. Getting there: If you’re on a classic cross-USA road trip, you will find the “little apple” … Continue reading Manhattan, KS City Guide
Today I wanted to share a little behind the scenes moment. Even thought I’m a travel blogger, I wanted to show that planning stresses me out probably just as much as it stresses you out. The “big plan” is the fun part, but the small details become a lot to manage… it all kind of hit me yesterday and I kicked myself into high gear … Continue reading Real Talk: Eurotrip 2018 Freakout
If you’ve ever found yourself filled with an overwhelming feeling of “did I remember to…?” then you are not alone. That thought crosses my mind almost every day, and that’s why I started to do a mental checklist before I leave the house in the morning. When you’re going for a longer trip, that’s when things get more critical. Everyday no-brainers become potential nightmares to … Continue reading Downloadable Pre-Departure Checklist
I got an email from Alaska Airlines today that made me want to jump for joy! They now have a button for Google Chrome browser that can remind you to shop through Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping. Southwest Airlines has had this button for a while, too. Read on to learn more about installing and using these handy extensions to earn loyalty miles. Shopping through … Continue reading 2 Helpful Chrome Extensions for Travelers
Travel is not an inexpensive hobby. Although there are plenty of ways to explore the world around us, and I believe that driving even 60 minutes away to discover something new can scratch the travel itch, many people dream of crossing oceans or staying in resorts. Those goals come at a cost. Here are some tips to “hack” your wallet and grow your travel savings … Continue reading Put Your Travel Savings Fund on Autopilot
Several months ago I ran a poll and asked my readers what they wanted from The Voyageer: more personalized writing, or more general stuff like itineraries and reviews? The result was split 50/50, so in this post I’ll share the decision-making process that I use when planning an elaborate international trip. Maybe it will help you tackle your own, if you want to do the … Continue reading Eurotrip 2018: Preview