Becky

Becky loves hiking and the outdoors, reading a good book on a rainy day, practicing yoga with friends, cooking with Sinatra in the background, relaxing with her husband and a good glass of wine, and above all: travel. Read more about Becky.

How to Spend One Day in Panama City On Your Panama City Layover

panama city skyline

Panama is delightfully easy to visit.  It’s a great destination on it’s own, but flights onward to other places in Latin or South America often have long layovers in Panama City. If you have a long layover in Panama City, here’s how to leave the airport and explore a little of this fabulous capital in …

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The Complete List of US National Parks with Printable PDF (2022)

badlands national park

Nowhere else has national parks that measure up like the United States. No, they’re not run perfectly, but there is a tremendous amount of protected land and incredible outdoor settings waiting to be visited. In fact, you just might be surprised by the variety that’s on the complete list of US national parks. Though there …

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How to Set Up the Al Hosn App for Abu Dhabi Travel

One of the reasons life and travel in Abu Dhabi have remained relatively “normal” is because most businesses in the emirate require proof of vaccination and a recent negative covid test in order to enter. With everyone vaccinated (and masking), risks remain manageable. Like several cities, Abu Dhabi uses a proprietary app to verify your …

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Find Articles by Country

Looking for articles on a particular destination?  You’ll find them broken out by country below, along with the date of my most recent visit listed for reference. Australia (May 2019) Austria (July 2018) Bahamas (January 2010) Barbados (Sep. 2018) Belgium (June 2014) Belize (Mar. 2017) Canada (January 2023) Cayman Islands (Jan. 2010) China (Jan. 2019) Colombia (February 2016) Costa Rica …

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Not too Much, Not Too Little: My Carry-On Only Printable Packing List

packing a suitcase

I wasn’t always good at packing. Trip after trip, I’d forget something — usually something small and easily replaced, but an inconvenience nonetheless. Finally, I learned my lesson, got organized, and wrote out a list. Ever since, I’ve been using the exact same printable packing list and haven’t had problems since. If you’re looking for …

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