5 Great Reasons to Visit Bentonville, Arkansas

Street Art Downtown Bentonville,a great reason to visit Bentonville

-Updated Dec 2019- As a self proclaimed Southern Ambassador, I’m embarrassed to admit I knew very little about the state of Arkansas. Any first hand knowledge, was from driving across I-40 on a road trip to California, with unfortunately, no real stops in the actual state. Arkansas is considered a Southern state but for us Deep South Southerners, it’s kind of like the cousin you only hear from occasionally. So when I was invited to visit Bentonville for a “Savor...

Fun Unique Things To Do in St Louis

I spent a couple of weeks exploring St Louis. I ate way too much BBQ and sampled too many donuts for my own good but I came away impressed with all the unique things to do there. It’s an amazing city! I honestly had no idea. From restaurants that have been around for ages, to re-purposed buildings and street art, here are a few unique things to do in St Louis. Unique St Louis Hotels Union Station Hotel: In 1894,...

How Much Money Do You Need For Iceland

It’s easy to see why Iceland has become so popular in recent years. Fueled by movies, TV shows and Instagram, people have flocked to see it’s beauty. What once was a quiet island is now facing some over-tourism issues. It’s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. If you are one of those people wanting to visit, no doubt you’ve read that it can be quite expensive. Just how expensive is it? How much money do you really need...

Making a Stop in Macon | Visiting Ocmulgee Brewpub

Ocmulgee Brewpub

Almost smack dab in the middle of the state of Georgia lies Macon, the “Heart of Georgia”. If you’ve driven south to Florida on Interstate 75. you drove right by or maybe even stopped. Macon isn’t a small city. In fact it’s the fourth largest in the state of Georgia. However, it’s somewhat overlooked in comparison to Atlanta, just a couple of hours north. It’s location in the middle of the state, made Macon was a good meeting point for...

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend Mountains

  “Big Bend is a land of strong beauty-often savage and always imposing” Lori Garrison   When it comes to National Parks, Big Bend checks all the boxes. Rivers, mountains, canyons, dark skies, hot springs and fossils are just a few of the amazing things you will find in this park unit. Since it’s also one of the least visited and largest National Parks, there’s enough space to explore and not feel crowded. If you choose to visit in June,...

What’s the Best Area to Stay in Puerto Vallarta?

A view of the bay of Banderas after take off from the airport in Puerto Vallarta

-This post was updated November 2019- Are you planning a vacation to Puerto Vallarta but not sure what’s the best area or zone to stay in? Picking the right neighborhood can save time and even money that you might spend on transportation if you aren’t in an area that fit your needs. When I planned my first trip to Vallarta, I didn’t know what zone to pick either. Fortunately now, I’ve been able to visit a few times and actually...

My Maine Squeeze: A Northeastern Road Trip

Are you looking for some road trip inspiration and ideas for the northeastern states? We flew into Boston and then road tripped up the coast to Acadia National Park, I’ll be honest, we planned a four day quick trip and it was not enough. When we got to Maine, we wanted more. Foggy, moody and mysterious. Wild and tame at the same time. Maine is simply incredible. I had imagined it in my mind, but when I got there, nothing...

Old School Weekend in Mexico City

I fell in love with Mexico City when I was fifteen. It was a high school Spanish class trip. Till this day I still can’t believe my parents let me to go. I didn’t know any Spanish. It wasn’t even my high school. Someone dropped out last minute and somehow, since I had a friend that went to that school and was going, they arranged for me to go too. We scrambled to get my birth certificate, since at that...

5 Essential Apps for Traveling in Mexico

street art along the highway Mexico

Traveling to Mexico can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t prepared. Transportation, different currency and a foreign language are just a few of the many things that could potentially leave you feeling lost. The good news is there are plenty of apps for traveling in Mexico to help make your travels easier and more efficient. I always use the same five apps for traveling in Mexico. Why only five? Keeping apps to a minimum lessens the chance of your...