View Post

Where to Stay in Virginia’s Historic Cities

In Hipmunk by Katelyn0 Comments

Growing up, I was obsessed with early American history. For years I begged my parents for an American Girl doll. I was so excited when I finally unwrapped Felicity under the Christmas tree years ago. Felicity grew up in Colonial Virginia during the early days of the Revolutionary War. From then, my obsession with Virginia began. I started to beg …

View Post

Boutique Hotels: Stay in Style in Texas

In Hipmunk by Katelyn0 Comments

Texas gets a bad rap. Heck, most people think Texas should be its own country! I’ve never been to Texas, but many of my friends and fellow travel bloggers have flocked to Texas in recent months. There is something there that draws people to it. Texas has always been on my radar. I mean, who doesn’t want to live out …

View Post

Hiking Pacaya Volcano in Antigua, Guatemala

In Central America, Guatemala by Katelyn0 Comments

Antigua is small Spanish colonial city nestled in southern Guatemala surrounded by active volcanoes. From the top of Cero de la Cruz, the small hill just outside of town, you can see the three main volcanoes looming in the background. The most prominent, Volcan de Agua, rises over 12,000 feet just south of the city. To the west sits Acatenango …

View Post

Hostel Review: El Hostal in Antigua, Guatemala

In Central America, Guatemala, Hostel Reviews by Katelyn0 Comments

Antigua is a popular tourist destination in Guatemala, so there are plenty of accommodation options ranging from four-star hotels to party hostels. You’ll have no problem finding something in your budget. As a slightly older backpacker, I avoid party hostels at all costs. You won’t find me at Jungle Party Hostal anytime soon! After reading a bunch of reviews and …

View Post

Camping in the Sahara Desert in Morocco

In Africa, Morocco by Katelyn0 Comments

Growing up in Maine where pine trees are abundant and the sweet smell of the ocean wafts through the windows at night, the concept of a desert is completely foreign. Although Maine does have a tiny little desert in Freeport, the closest desert is found thousands of miles away. What I know of deserts comes from Disney movies and National Geographic …

View Post

Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Working Holiday Visa to Australia

In Australia, Expat Life, Working Holiday Visa by Katelyn0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of working abroad? Many countries offer special work visas for young people across the globe. Depending on your nationality and age, you may qualify of one of these work visas that could change your life forever. One of the most popular countries to work and play is Australia. One of the most popular countries in the …

View Post

Great Escape Monthly Review: July 2016

In Great Escape by Katelyn0 Comments

July was a relatively non-eventful month filled with lots of work and low-key fun. After living and working in Australia for the past few months, I was starting to get a little antsy. While I loved life on the farm, I was ready to fly the coop and travel for a bit. I spent a lot of time with the …

View Post

Location is Everything: Boutique Hotels in NYC

In Hipmunk by Katelyn0 Comments

With skyscrapers, high fashion, gritty streets, tiny apartments, and ambitious residents, New York City is where people go to follow their dreams. Robert De Niro said it best: “There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.” Every year well over 50 million people visit the Big …

View Post

Discovering Morocco with Travel Talk Tours

In Africa, Morocco by Katelyn0 Comments

There is something inherently sexy about Morocco. Maybe it was the promise of chaotic and colorful markets filled with handcrafted artisan goods. Or maybe it was the draw of the solitude of the Sahara Desert. Perhaps it was the delicious mint tea and tantalizing traditional dishes that leave fireworks in your mouth. Or maybe, it was just the need to …

View Post

Arizona Beyond the Grand Canyon

In Hipmunk by Katelyn0 Comments

“Well, the trip from then on across Arizona and east of Los Angeles was just one Oasis after another. You can just throw anything out and it will grow there. I like Arizona.” ~Will Rogers Will Rogers isn’t the only one to like Arizona. Over 6 million people call Arizona home and over 880 million people visit the state every …