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The Ultimate Guide To Mexico’s Coastal Yucatan Peninsula

I’m writing this to you on the plane home from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It was a trip that exceeded all expectations – filled with laughter, lots of mojitos, long days in the sun, and beautiful beaches. If you’re thinking of visiting the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico (northeast corner) then this guide is for […]

Destination: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica… A chilled out caribbean surf town that had me at “hello”. One edge is lined with beautiful surf beaches, the other side lush rainforest. I spent a week and a half there, a stay that was extended 5 days longer than anticipated. I just couldn’t be convinced to leave… Here’s the Girl’s […]

5 Reasons Why Thailand Is Perfect For Women Travelers (especially if it’s your first trip abroad!)

Thailand is a stellar place to get started with international travel! It may seem exotic and far away, but rest assured – the backpacker trail has been flooded with thousands of adventure-seeking youngens for decades. Don’t be surprised if you see the same friends from your first night in Bangkok at the full-moon party in Ko Phangan 2 […]

Choosing The Right Women’s Travel Backpack

Picking the perfect travel backpack can be daunting. When I travel I usually take a large backpack and a smaller pack that rolls up into the big one. If you travel with a laptop, then carrying a smaller pack that fits a laptop and cell phone is great. There are so many to choose from with a million […]

A Month in Thailand – What it will cost, where to go, and more!

The Girl’s Guide to Thailand. Edition 1   Thailand. Ahhhh. It’s my happy place. Believe it or not, it is also a lot of people’s first international trip! Here’s why: It’s safe The Thai population is 95% Buddhist. They are kind, warm people who are happy to lend a hand. Just don’t be stupid, ya’ll. […]

Should You Become an Airbnb Host?

Becoming a host on Airbnb basically paid for my first 3 week adventure in SE Asia. With the option to rent out my apartment while I was gone, the rent gets paid and then some! So, should you become an Airbnb host? With Airbnb, you can rent out your entire apartment or if you have a roommate that […]

6 Female Travel Blogger’s Thoughts and Advice on Traveling the World

This thought-provoking advice by Alex of Alex In Wanderland on saving before you travel… “Before I buy something, I ask myself, “Is it worth a day/week/month on the road?” Often, it’s just not. These days my purchases are mostly electronics that help me preserve my stories and share them with the world, gifts for family […]

Airbnb Your Apartment to Travel the World! Part 2

Okay, so I’ve convinced you that you, too, can Airbnb your apartment to travel the world. You realize that it is a totally legit option if you want to travel and you aren’t sure how to afford your next trip. That’s great! Now, let’s get into the nitty gritty of setting up your account… Become a […]

9 Tips For Checking In At The Airport Smoothly

Hola from Costa Rica! I’m writing you from a beautiful Airbnb, relaxing to the music of a nearby waterfall. We are in day three of our 2 week Costa Rica adventure. I’m here with my good friend Scarlet Parke, her little sister, and a friend of ours. The fun part is that 2 of the 4 of […]