Category Archives: Travel Itineraries

Ultimate 9 Day Itinerary Spain and Portugal

9 days in spain and portugal should include lisbon

Spain and Portugal are two of my favorite countries to explore in Europe. Both destinations offer well-preserved historical cities, many boasting UNESCO World Heritage status, as well as incredible (and diverse) food options and sweeping beaches. Of course, both countries are obviously different, too. For example, don’t assume that everyone speaks Spanish in Portugal! That would […]

5 Days in Barcelona: The Ultimate City Itinerary

barcelona in 5 days has amazing views

So, you’re planning a beautiful adventure in Spain and have 5 days in Barcelona coming up. Perfect! You’re making the right decision as far as length of time is concerned. I seriously could’ve stayed in Barcelona for weeks on end.  All in all, 5 days in Barcelona leaves plenty of time to dive into this […]

6 days in San Francisco Itinerary: How to Plan a Fantastic Vacation

visiting san francisco alone means exploring at your own pace

In the United States, San Francisco is one of my absolute favorite cities to visit and explore. San Francisco first fascinated me on the big screen – thanks to movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Vertigo – and when I first visited in my late twenties, the sweeping blue bay and massive hills took my breath away and made me […]

How to Make the Most of 7 Days in Northern California

gorgeous golden gate bridge over the trees

FTC Disclosure: I was invited as a travel writer by the following tourism boards – Visit Berkeley, Visit Concord, and Visit Tri-Valley. As always, I will provide my honest opinions about these destinations. All opinions are my own.  Northern California is one of the most beautiful regions that I’ve visited on the West Coast. I’ve […]

3 Days in Portland Maine: The Best Things to See and Do

see all the lighthouses with 3 days in portland maine

Long weekends invigorate my travel spirit and keep it alive during the stretches of time that my job requires me at home. And, let’s be honest with ourselves, a lot of Americans simply cannot jet off to a faraway place for extended periods. Long weekends are essential fuel for any traveler stuck at home.  And, […]