Travel Guides

Find travel guides, planning tips, advice, and resources for where you want to go for all the destinations I’ve visited! Everything is sorted by country and/or state for easy searching. Great for dreaming, planning, and making your trip a reality!

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Everyone Loves Yellowstone, Except (Apparently) Me

“I feel like we’re in a scene from The Land Before Time,” I commented. We were walking through clouds, the fog obscuring our view past twenty feet or so. In front of us, I could make out one of Yellowstone’s mud craters, a hideous gray pool frothing away. My right ear was tuned into the …

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Taxco Guerrero Has a Level 4 Safety Warning. I Went Anyway.

Taxco, Guerrero is such a picture-perfect town that you’d never expect it to be dangerous. But sure enough, there it was on the U.S. State Department website: “Do not travel due to crime”. Immediately, I second-guessed my plans and wondered, is Taxco safe? Just a few years ago, Taxco was a popular side trip from …

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7 Tips to Turn Mexico City from “Meh” to Amazing

I didn’t love Mexico City the first time I went there. It was totally fine — I didn’t dislike it and I’m glad I went — but it didn’t feel special. It didn’t live up to the very high commendations that the rest of the world gave it. I didn’t understand: it’s a world-class city …

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Mexican Sandwich

“Beans again?” It’s a phrase my husband’s uttered over and over again throughout quarantine, today’s remark coming with an extra ounce of frustration. I’ve made beans practically every night for dinner, half for nutrition and half to work around grocery store limits. But this pot of beans isn’t for dinner, it’s for breakfast. It’s yet …

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