Adventure Diary: Visits with Friends

When we started planning this big US road trip over a year ago, we had the entire route planned out to leave in March and go clockwise along the south and then up the west coast from there. When we decided to postpone until September, we were forced to flip the entire route counter-clockwise and head north through the plains instead.

Adventure Diary: Copake Camping Weekend

I love a good old fashioned adventure diary post! Sometimes it’s nice to just share an adventure that I’ve had with friends without having to do too much research or compiling. So join me as I recap the camping weekend in Copake, NY that I had with some of my girl friends in June!

Copake is located just over the Massachusetts border near the Catskill mountains so it’s easy to get to from Western Mass where a few of us live. We had good weather and it was the perfect combination of fun, activity, drinks and relaxation.

Gift Guide for the Adventurer in your Life

  The season of gift giving is upon us! But what if the person you are buying for would rather plane tickets than clothes under the tree? As much as we would love to gift someone plane tickets, lord knows that’s not in the budget! So here are a list of suggestions to help make …

Explore Your Own Backyard: A Guide to Local Adventure

Many people, myself included, get caught up thinking that to travel you need to leave the country or go some extravagant new place. When you are stuck with a limited amount of money and vacation days like I am, this isn’t always possible. But have you ever stopped to view the area around you through …

Guide to Exploring Lake Champlain

If you read my previous blog post about our Brewcation to Burlington, VT, you’ll know that the area is known for the craft beer and awesome foodie spots. But Lake Champlain offers tons to do and see in itself! Lake Champlain is a large freshwater lake that sits on the border of Vermont and New …

Brewcation: A Guide to the Burlington Beer Scene

Brewcation (n.) bro͞o – kāSH(ə)n A vacation centered around visiting numerous brew pubs or breweries during a select period of time or in a certain geographic area where beer is brewed and served. Ask any craft beer snob where they can find the best beer, they’ll say New England. And where in New England can …

Adventure Diary: A Day Trip to Worcester, Massachusetts

I may not be Ferris Bueller but I do enjoy playing hooky every once in a while! We’re just barely getting into the warm weather season, so I’ve been craving some new adventures! When I looked at the forecast and saw a rainy weekend ahead, I decided to take the beautiful Friday off before hand …

How to Completely Blow your Reykjavik Budget!

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. I’m giving you a glance of what NOT to do in Reykjavik if you plan on sticking to your Reykjavik budget. Between our dining options and our alcoholic beverage indulgence, we did it all wrong! Here’s a completely hypothetical story of how it might go… First Night in the …

Hostels and Hot Dogs: Iceland Budget Guide

Yes, the rumors are true, Iceland is expensive as hell. When you start to prepare an Iceland budget plan, make sure you do a lot of research because it’s visciously different than what you may be used to paying for items. Gas is more expensive, food is more expensive, and forget about alcohol completely! But …

Adventure Diary: Finger Lakes Wine Country

  Time for another installment of my Adventure Diary series! My friend Brianna and I were looking for a way to break up the dull month of February so we decided to take a drive up to the The Finger Lakes in Upstate New York for a weekend! This area is known for their 120+ …