Tag Archives: Day Trips

local getaways

5 Reasons Why Local Getaways Are Fantastic

Local getaways can do a lot to fix the pesky “travel bug!” For President’s Day weekend, I spent four days enjoying the Jersey Shore, especially all the little artisan shops and restaurants which dot this state’s coastline. Yeah, it was the “off season,” but the shore attracts a lot more visitors year round than it did […]

visiting staffa

Visit Staffa: Plan Your Visit to Scotland’s Coolest Island

Visit Staffa Because It’s “Oh So” Epic Confession: I’m a bit of a princess and when I chose to visit Staffa, I was challenged. Sure, I slept in a tent for two weeks in Canada and lived without running water on Utklippan, but I’m still a sucker for fancy steak dinners and Jimmy Choo sunglasses. And let’s […]

visit St Andrews from Edinburgh

Golf, Ruins, and Universities: A Day Trip to St. Andrews

Day Trip to St. Andrews from Edinburgh Nothing is more romantic (to me) than the idea of studying English literature at St. Andrews University. Which is funny considering I was a flaky student. Regardless, this small Scottish town is incredibly special. Not only is it home to an acclaimed university, but it also boasts some […]

Porto to Guimaraes

Photo Essay: The Perfect Day Trip from Porto to Guimaraes

Porto to Guimaraes: A Perfect Day Trip As a child, I was obsessed with the Middle Ages. Why did I love this time period so much? Think about it! Romantic tales of knights, princesses, magic, and dragons filled my brain. And super exciting quests! Obviously. Not to mention, I loved reading fairy tales and playing […]