The Wisconsin Dells is one of my favorite weekend getaways in the state, regardless of the time of year. Whether you’re camping and appreciating the natural beauty of the area, having a blast at an outdoor or indoor water park, or going to all the touristy shops you can shake a stick at, there’s something in the Dells for everyone.
SuitcaseEnvy’s Favorite Vegan-Friendly Eateries in the U.S.
Bob’s might be my favorite place to eat in Oregon, my home state. This is a big compliment given the gazillion vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants and food carts in Portland. For the uninitiated, Bob’s Red Mill is a brand of flours and other baking supplies that has a home base of Milwaukie. Just like on the packaging (and in the name of course), Bob’s is an adorable red mill that houses a restaurant and bakery, as well as a store for all your baking needs. Also, Bob is a real guy, and if your timing is right, you may see him eating his morning grits in the dining area or playing a tune on the piano.
A Cheapskate’s Guide to Golden Gate Park
It’s surprisingly easy to spend a day at Golden Gate Park and its nearby attractions without spending a dime (well, except gas, tolls, and food- it is the expensive San Francisco Bay Area after all). A handful of activities in the park cost money. Though I’m sure those are great, this post is focused on what you can do for free. Given that Golden Gate Park is even larger than Central Park in New York City, there’s plenty to see.
Five Offbeat Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area
In a recent count, I realized that I’ve been to the bay area a whopping 7 times, mostly to visit my amazing sister and brother-in-law. Having seen most of the major tourist attractions already, the mission was to find a handful of unique activities for our quality time. I think we were successful! Here were five of my favorites…
What I’ve Learned from Six Trips to Chicago
Since I moved to the Midwest in 2012, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy six trips to Chicago, each time with different loved ones. I’ve been to many of the tourist attractions more than once, and have found some off-the-beaten-path gems along the way. Read on to find out what I’ve learned!
Two Days in Basel, Switzerland
Basel is in Northern Switzerland, situated near the borders of France and Germany. It’s known for its culture, museums, and annual carnival. Even though it’s the third largest city in Switzerland, I found it to be quaint and with a nice leisurely pace.
Zurich & A Day Trip to Rhine Falls
For those traveling to Switzerland, Zurich is one of the easier and most affordable locations to fly in and out of. My fellow traveler, Alicia, and I spent three nights in Zurich, making it one of the longer legs of our Switzerland trip. Here were some of the highlights!
A Tourist’s View of London in 25 Photos
There’s no shortage of resources about the many tourist attractions in London. At the same time, many of these sights are worth visiting, even for folks who usually prefer places that are more off-the-beaten path. Here are 25 photos to inspire your sight-seeing, along with a few tips.
20 Things In My Suitcase
This lightweight towel has been one of the best travel purchases I’ve made. It’s particularly handy for staying at hostels, since it dries quickly and prevents you from having to either pack a full-sized towel or renting one at each hostel. It’s equally good for the beach or a pool; magically, sand doesn’t even stick to it.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
I consider PR to be a great “bang for your buck” destination. Not only can you find a reasonably-priced flight, but there’s less planning needed if you’re traveling from the continental U.S.; you don’t need to bring a passport or exchange currency, and most locals (at least around San Juan and other touristy areas) speak English as well as Spanish. At the same time, you get a true cross-cultural experience and there seem to be endless places on the island to explore.