Tag: travel tips

ibis Hotel Chain: The Great Budget Option you Haven’t Heard Of

When planning a trip abroad, it can be hard to decide where to stay. Especially if you’re trying to save money! I’m an American, so when I see hotels like Best Western or Holiday Inn, I know what to expect. But when arranging a foreign itinerary and an unfamiliar name pops up everywhere, it would

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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

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StayPineapple at Hotel Rose Review

Approaching Hotel Rose, you know you are getting into something special. The exterior is fresh and exciting, and the neon “Hotel Rose” sign by the lobby door sets the stage for a quirky, fresh experience. Each interaction with the front desk (check in, questions, check out) was met with cheerful professionalism. Read on of a

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My Disneyland Food Strategy

You might be wondering what a “food strategy” is and why I’m covering it. Well, part of it is that I simply want to tally up the food I ate at Disneyland and why I chose it (including yummy photos). The other part is to show that it’s possible to have delicious snacks while still

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Check in to One Bunk Tijuana

Avenida Revolución, Tijuana’s main tourist street, garners a lot of eye-rolls from people who haven’t visited lately and only think of it in terms of cheap cervezas and zonkeys. For those in the know (that’s you, if you check out my other post), there are lots of indie businesses blooming, especially restaurants and breweries. One

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48 hours relaxing in Tijuana

The British have a very lovely word: “mini-break.” I suppose our U.S. counterpart term would be “getaway,” and that is just what I did with Doug and a couple of our friends—we got away from it all, in a whole other country, just 30 minutes away! We kept joking we could call it our #twodayvacay

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Your First Time Visiting Mexico City

The whole time I was planning my trip to Mexico City, my dad kept referring to it as “Old Mexico.” Is that more of a 60s/70s era thing to say? In any case, Mexico City, the sprawling second-largest city in the Western Hemisphere (8.8 mil residents), is really heating up as a vacation destination. It

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