Real Talk: Eurotrip 2018 Freakout

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

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Downloadable Pre-Departure Checklist

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

Eurotrip 2018: Preview

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

Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Each year, my husband and I travel for our anniversary. It’s more fun and exciting than giving material gifts—travel and experience are more meaningful. Sometimes it’s an epic trip like Europe (2012 and 2016), but other times it’s a weekend getaway (Tijuana 2017). This year, we pulled up the old Southwest Destination Finder and booked Rapid Rewards travel to somewhere close: Albuquerque, New Mexico. I know … Continue reading Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Funny story: today I was using the Southwest Destination Finder to look up how far my Rapid Rewards miles would get me, and thinking about getting my pale booty down to Cabo San Lucas this summer. I’d abandoned my search to do some housework when my friend texted me, asking for recommendations on where to stay in Cabo. Coincidence! Naturally I spent the next hour … Continue reading Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Your First Time Visiting Paris

Paris tops many people’s list of favorite world cities, including mine. Lots of us have grown up seeing the City of Lights in movies and TV—okay—and in history class in school. Even if you aren’t a full-blown Francophile like me, I’m sure you will find the city’s ambiance lovely and the food, delicious. I’ve been a few times, and for this post I’ve worked hard … Continue reading Your First Time Visiting Paris

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Free Downloadable Trip Planning Sheets

Do you ever get overwhelmed when planning a vacation or even just dreaming about upcoming trips? I certainly love having lots of options but narrowing it all down while the trip approaches is so important for me to focus my excitement and decide what is actually reasonable to fit in. Summer is coming, fast, which means you may have started thinking about summer vacation. It’s important to take advantage … Continue reading Free Downloadable Trip Planning Sheets