The Ultimate Road Trip Packing List: 50+ Road Trip Essentials You Need

Road in Ireland surrounded by trees on either side--you'll see plenty of views like this during your 10 day Ireland road trip!

There’s just something about packing for a road trip: flights and trains can certainly be exciting, but road trips signal, perhaps more than any other mode of transportation, that an adventure is coming–and it all starts with putting together the perfect road trip packing list and carefully loading the car. Road trips are one of … Read more

The Ultimate Packing List for Ireland (+ What to Wear!)

Kate Storm standing on a pebble beach on Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. Minard Castle is behind her. This is a great example of what to wear in Ireland!

Ireland is an absolutely phenomenal place to travel, but its famously temperamental weather and the sheer variety of available things to do can make putting together the perfect packing list for Ireland a bit tricky–especially if you want to avoid lugging around extra gear! We’ve now spent more than a month exploring Ireland in-depth over … Read more

The Ultimate Packing List for Europe: Summer Edition

Photo of the island of Capri being approached by boat. You can see the sea at the bottom of the photo. Capri is an iconic destination to keep in mind when putting together your packing list for Europe summer!

Beautiful beaches, fashionable cities, epic national parks, blooming flowers: there’s a lot to love about summer in Europe, but when it comes to planning a packing list for Europe, summer weather can make things a little difficult! The good news? No bulky coats required. The bad news? Scorching weather, multiple countries with different standards of … Read more

The Ultimate Packing List for Italy

Best Day Trips from Bologna: View of Verona

Putting together a packing list for Italy can be a daunting task–especially for a first visit! Italy is one of the most fashionable countries in the world, it’s full of gorgeous views that you’ll likely want to be photographed with, and–to complicate things a bit–the weather and topography vary dramatically, from sizzling summer beaches in … Read more

What to Pack for Colombia: Ultimate Colombia Packing List

view of the water in tayrona national park colombia, as seen when living out of a backpack

Lounging on stunning Caribbean beaches, taking on mountainous hikes, exploring the muddy Cocora Valley, chasing waterfalls, exploring the nightlife in the fashionable “city of eternal spring” in Medellin… Colombia’s list of attractions is a mile long, but the sheer variety of things to do and climates to experience means that deciding what to pack for … Read more

The Ultimate Packing List for Europe: Fall Edition

View of Orvieto Cathedral from Torre del Moro: How to Choose to Visit Italy or France

Here’s a not-so-secret fact about us: fall is our favorite time to travel in Europe. Crunching leaves, changing colors, the wine and olive oil harvests, dissipating crowds, cozy clothes, and cooling temperatures: traveling to Europe during autumn is absolutely fantastic, and you couldn’t ask for a better time to plan a trip. Heading off on … Read more

17 Magical Cities + Towns in Puglia to Visit

monopoli italy as seen from across the water, one of the best places to visit in puglia italy

Packed with whitewashed villages perched on the edge of the sea, historic port cities dating back throusands of years, and some incredibly unique architecture (looking at you, trulli), it’s safe to say that narrowing down the best places to visit in Puglia, Italy, is quite the challenge! Located on the “heel of the boot” in … Read more

The Perfect 7 Day Puglia Road Trip Itinerary

famous beach of polignano a mare as seen from above on a puglia road trip itinerary

We always knew that we would fall in love with Puglia, but after diving deep into the region on an extended Puglia road trip, it’s safe to say that we’re near-obsessed with it. From exploring whitewashed hilltop villages to dipping (again and again and again) into the sparkling Adriatic Sea, and from devouring endless plates … Read more

15 Incredible Books About Iceland (To Read Before Visiting!)

studhagil canyon in iceland from above, a great view for reading the best books about iceland

Looking for the best books about Iceland to read before your trip? Iceland is a remote, desolate land known for its volcanic landscapes, ice-capped glaciers, and sweat-inducingly high prices (how much for a burger!?). In short, Iceland’s landscapes and culture are downright inspiring, but its literary contributions often aren’t as famous internationally as they deserve … Read more

25 Wonderful Destinations for Winter in Europe (Sun, Snow, or Christmas!)

snowy hallstatt austria, one of the best places to visit in europe in winter

Whether you’re looking to warm up under the winter sun, make the most of peak season in the snowy Alps, marvel at a whimsical Christmas market, or simply escape the crowds and appreciate one of Europe’s iconic cities during the offseason, there are so many incredible winter destinations in Europe. Sure, you’ll need to be … Read more

3 Days in Philly: The Perfect Weekend in Philadelphia Itinerary

kate storm walking down elfreths alley during a long weekend in philadelphia itinerary

Drenched in American history, architectural charm, and a delicious food scene that is all its own (hello Philly cheesesteaks and whoopie pies!), spending a long weekend in Philadelphia makes for an excellent short trip. In some moments, Philly is reminiscent of both Boston and New York, but ultimately, the “City of Brotherly Love” and first … Read more

Peaceful Pienza, Italy: Things to Do + Travel Guide

front doors of houses with greenery as seen when visiting pienza italy tuscany

Featuring gorgeous architecture and even better views, visiting the small but delightful Pienza, Italy is a fantastic addition to any trip to Tuscany. Located in the famous Val d’Orcia, Pienza is known as the “Ideal Renaissance Town” thanks to the vision of Enea Silvio Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II), who was able to influence the … Read more

25 Fascinating Ruins in Mexico to Visit (Mayan, Aztec + Beyond!)

Kate and Jeremy Storm standing on the edge of a Mayan pyramid in Becan Mexico ruins, facing each other

From climbing pyramids to learning about life in Mexico hundreds (or even a thousand) years ago, visiting the many incredible ruins in Mexico–with the Mayan and Aztec ruins being the most famous–is a fascinating experience. Sure, there are world-famous Mexico ruins like Chichen Itza (and they’re certainly worth a visit), but dive off the beaten … Read more

The Ultimate 10 Day Iceland Ring Road Itinerary

the iconic Seljalandsfoss in iceland, one of the best stops on a 10 days in iceland ring road trip itinerary

Thundering waterfalls, soothing geothermal springs, glistening glaciers, and snowcapped peaks: these are just a few of the otherworldly things to see on a 10 day Iceland Ring Road trip itinerary! Iceland’s landscapes absolutely blew us away: this magnificent island is home to some truly awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife. Add in easily accessible adventure activities like … Read more

15 Epic Beaches in the US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix + St. John!)

two palm trees leaning over maho bay beach, one of the best beaches us virgin islands st john

Soft white sand, glittering turquoise water, and picturesque palm trees: if you’re looking for a Caribbean paradise, the best beaches in the US Virgin Islands have you covered. Add in 12 months worth of sunshine, a relatively short flight from the mainland, and access to Virgin Islands National Park, and it’s easy to see why … Read more

13 Epic East Coast Cities for Weekend Getaways

elfreths alley in philadelphia pa with cobblestones in the center, one of the best east coast cities to visit in usa

With their long histories, excellent food, distinct cultures, and often whimsical (to put it nicely) layouts, the most beautiful East Coast cities easily rank among the best weekend getaway destinations in the USA! From the beaches of Miami to the lighthouses of New England, there is no shortage of variety when looking for unique East … Read more

How to Spend One Perfect Day in Savannah, GA (+ Travel Tips!)

forsyth park fountain as seen one day in savannah ga

With its beautiful 18th-century architecture, dripping Spanish moss, delectable food, and variety of things to do, there’s no doubt that spending one day in Savannah, GA, is always worth it. No matter how long or far we travel (50+ countries and counting!), we will always rank Savannah among our favorite cities in the world, and … Read more