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6 Things That Will Help You Take Way Better Travel Pics

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What photo gear to get to take better travel photos, things that help you take better photos when traveling

I think most people can relate to this situation. You’re in a beautiful location, on the trip of a lifetime, and the scenery in front of you is just breath-taking. The colors are so vivid, the details are incredible, and you can barely believe what you’re experiencing. You pick up your camera to take a photo so that you can remember this moment and everything you’re seeing. Then, later on, you scroll through the photos you took in that moment, and realize that none of them do it ANY justice. One’s blurry, a hand made its way into another, and the colors are so… muted. Damn.

While that sucks (big time), the great news is that you don’t have to be a professional photographer to transform your travel photos from blah to gorgeous. A few bits of photo gear, software, and a good eye will help you to take much better travel photos. Read More

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How to Look Stylish While Traveling

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How to look stylish while traveling, ways to stay looking good while traveling

I strive to always look my best, no matter what I’m doing— and travel is certainly no different. It’s not the easiest thing to do though— we can’t all look like Jessica Alba does when we step off a 12-hour flight (I mean really, it’s just ridiculous how good she looks) but it’s no reason to be schlepping around an airport in a sweatshirt with greasy hair to top it off. Here are my top tips on how to look stylish while traveling. Read More

5 Things to Do in Nantes, France

By Europe Tips, My Travels in Europe, Travel 7 Comments

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I’m not a fan of Paris. There, I said it. But I have visited other parts of France and felt differently. I spent six days in Pays de la Loire’s Nantes for a travel blogging conference, and although I had never even heard of this French city, it’s found a place on my list of suggestions for off-beat places to visit in Europe. If you want to experience a French city without the hoards of tourists and ridiculously high prices, head to Nantes and do these five things while you’re there.

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What to Do in Bologna in 2 Days

By Europe Tips, Italy, Travel 13 Comments

Things to do in Bologna, Two Days in Bologna

As I mentioned in my post about underrated places to visit in Europe, Bologna is an Italian city that is so unfairly overshadowed by big-wigs Florence, Rome and Venice. I had never thought to visit but after I did during the first year of the Blogville program, it became my number one recommendation for a place to visit in Italy for something just a bit different, being great for foodies, city break-ers and culture buffs alike. Got 48 hours there? Here’s what to do with two days in Bologna. Read More

What to Pack for a Romantic Getaway

By Packing, Travel 2 Comments

What to pack for a romantic trip away - use this packing list for your next romantic vacation or holiday. There are a few things that you might not have thought to bring on your romantic trip, but will be happy that you did.

This post is sponsored by Aruba Tourism. 

Tom and I never went on a honeymoon, but in our short time that we’ve had together I feel like we’ve already come to master the art of the romantic getaway, whether it be for just a night or a week-long trip. So when the Aruba Tourism Authority asked me to create a packing list for a romantic getaway to help spread the word about romantic Aruba, I knew it would be easy. Ironically, when I think of a romantic getaway, I think of a sunny destination, like Aruba, but this packing list can apply to any destination. Here are seven things you should bring along. Read More

8 European Destinations You Haven’t Thought to Visit (But Should)

By Europe Tips, Travel 20 Comments

Unique places to visit in Europe, where to go in Europe off the beaten path

When you think of visiting Europe, you may imagine seeing the sites in Rome, enjoying a croissant in Paris, or drinking a Guinness in Dublin. But while those iconic European cities are worth visiting, there are so many off-the-beaten path destinations that I’d recommend instead. These are the top 7 places in Europe that you probably haven’t considered experiencing…but you should. Read More

Driving a Vintage Fiat 500 Around Tuscany

By Italy, My Travels in Europe, Travel 2 Comments

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When Tom and I were last in Florence, it was our 2nd anniversary of the weekend that we met each other (and ultimately fell in love… I KNOW RIGHT?!) so I wanted to surprise him with a little something while we were there. I contacted the guys at 500 Touring Club after I had seen a few of my favourite Florence bloggers write about a tour they did around Tuscany… in vintage Fiat 500s! I knew Tom would really like that and it was something different– we had already done a Vespa tour during our last visit so I really wanted to change it up. I organized for Tom and I to ride along on their last tour of the season (lucky we got it!)

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