20 Things to Do in Steamboat Springs in Winter (Beyond Skiing)

Snowmobiling in Steamboat

One of the top places to visit in Colorado regardless of the season is Steamboat Springs. These are the best things to do in Steamboat Springs in winter… beyond skiing and snowboarding, which is what the town is famous for! Even though we say this guide is without any skiing and snowboarding recommendations, we do […]

11 Amazing Weekend Trips from Phoenix, Arizona

Weekend trips from Phoenix

Arizona is filled with natural beauty, unique cities, and colorful towns – all making for the perfect weekend trips from Phoenix. Hikes, relaxation, scenic drives, and city life are all options within a few hours’ drive of the Arizona capital! Whether you’re staying in hotels or you rented an RV and have decided to vanlife […]

Karaganda, Kazakhstan: Doing Nothing in a Fascinating City

Have you ever passed through a place on your travels and left not really knowing too much more about the city than you did prior to visiting?  As most travelers do a little research prior to taking off somewhere, I’m guilty of not making such efforts. I may research the first location a little, but […]

Thoughts from Time Spent Traveling in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Today I am excited to have a friend, Kathryn Hendley, taking over my blog with a guest post and overview from her time spent traveling in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.  I met Kathryn in Almaty, Kazakhstan last year when I was living there and it was so cool to meet someone else with ties to Virginia while […]

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Reykjavik, Iceland

For such a small capital city in regards to population, Reykjavik actually had a surprising amount of options for the vegan or vegetarian traveler.  When I’m at home, I eat fairly natural, organic, and am by definition, a pescetarian (although wild-caught fish isn’t cheap in Norway, so I typically take on a vegetarian’s diet). On […]