How to Spend your Long Layover in Mexico City

Metropolitan Cathedral, Long Layover in Mexico City

Long layovers are an easy (and economical) way to get a taste of a new place. And as the gateway between North and South America, it’s not hard to find flights with layovers in Mexico City. The capital is so large that you could have a dozen layovers here and still want to return! Here … Read moreHow to Spend your Long Layover in Mexico City

How to Spend your Long Layover in Istanbul

Long Layover in Istanbul, Blue Mosque

Long layovers are an easy (and economical) way to get a taste of a new place. And with easy transportation between the flashy new airport and the city, Istanbul is the perfect layover destination. In addition, Turkish Airline’s new hotel policy provides a free four-star hotel for layovers in Istanbul (terms and conditions apply). And … Read moreHow to Spend your Long Layover in Istanbul

Places to Visit in Rabat

Chellah, Places to Visit in Rabat

Initially, I wasn’t sure if I should even visit Rabat. After all, I don’t usually like capitals very much, and there are so many cities to see in Morocco! But I’m happy to report that there are a ton of cool places to visit in Rabat, and in fact, it ended up being one of … Read morePlaces to Visit in Rabat

Exploring Marrakech

Koutoubia Minar, Exploring Marrakech

Menara Gardens & Koutoubia Minaret Marrakech is best known for its labyrinth of markets, but there’s SO much more to do here than shop! When exploring Marrakech this summer, my first stop was the Menara Gardens. There’s a big (artificial) lake, a pavilion, and some small gardens to stroll through. If you go in the … Read moreExploring Marrakech

How to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen

How to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen

To be honest, I didn’t actually want to go to Chefchaouen. It’s one of the most touristy places in all of Morocco, and this is further exacerbated by the town’s small size. In the evening, walking through the main streets or plaza is physically challenging because there are SO many tourists! I avoid such places … Read moreHow to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen

Best Restaurants in Antigua

Cerro San Cristobal Best Restaurants in Antigua

My favorite thing to do in Antigua was honestly just eating. In fact, I think I spent more time eating food than doing anything else when I lived there. So in those three months, it’s safe to say that I tried almost every restaurant down to the last food truck! The funny thing about living … Read moreBest Restaurants in Antigua

Visiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

Travel Apps, Guatemala

Planning a trip to Guatemala? Make sure to allow time for visiting Tikal, the best Mayan ruins in the country! Read on to learn about my experience and tips for visiting this incredible national park.   Day 1: Visiting Tikal Our much-anticipated excursion to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal had a rocky start. Due … Read moreVisiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala