Surviving a Solo Road Trip

  Over the past few years, I’ve taken quite a few solo road trips. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that a lot of my friends live in Canada and I like to visit them. Driving is way cheaper than flying, and honestly, the added bonus about not needing to worry about […]

Odd Things I do to Save Money for a Trip

I’ve given up buying coffee on the way to work and almost never go out to eat. Lists that cover things you can do to save money for X-reason, no matter how general they may be, are definitely valuable. If every list you look at has even one idea you haven’t yet thought of, the […]

The ONE Question I Always ask Locals

Looking to explore more off the beaten path travel? Every trip I take, I make it a point to speak with locals. It doesn’t have to be a deep moving conversation (though it can be if the interaction moves that way), but I always make a strong effort to connect in some way. My favorite […]

Bully Hill Vineyard: Grapes, greenery, and a very famous goat

The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is an interesting place – particularly if you like wine. The area is a big spot for wine production, though many people mistakenly believe that Napa Valley, California the only place in the US producing vino. We settled on Hammondsport for a quick family vacation because it […]

Announcement: My Next BIG Trip

Just a heads up that this post contains affiliate links. See Below for more info! After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided that I’m going on my next trip starting today (July 6, 2017). I know – it’s short notice and I haven’t done any prep work at all, but it just felt like the […]