Confession time. I’m kind of a control freak when it comes to planning my trips. I dream about “going with the flow” but, in reality, I find it stressful to not know what to do. Or have a couple of good dinner spots in my back pocket. So I plan.

Like a lot.

For a 1 or 2 week trip, I want accommodations booked, a couple of activities planned, and a few places to eat saved to Google. I don’t follow this guide to a tee though. If I wake up one morning with a cold (aka Portugal), I cancel my surfing lesson and take it easy by the beach instead. If someone I meet tells me I must try a certain restaurant, I give it a shot. But I hate not having fallbacks. If I’m not sure where to head to for dinner, I pull out my guide and boom – I know where to go.

Trip planning is my jam.

And so know you can benefit from all this obsessiveness. Below you can find my travel guides. I’ll be updating them over time and adding new destinations as I go.

My Itineraries


We spent a week on this island and had an amazing time. Snorkeling with sea turtles, surfing, whale-watching, hiking above the clouds, swimming in waterfalls, etc. If you are planning a similar trip, check out my itinerary!

One Week in Paradise: A Maui itinerary

There's so much to see & do in Maui: snorkeling, beaches, waterfalls. But where to start? Here's a Maui itinerary packed with everything you need to see in Kihei, Paia, and the Road to Hana.


This little country blew me away with its beauty. And it seemed to have it all: beaches, mountains, and castles. Oh and just hands down the best sunset I’ve ever seen. Interested? Take a look at my itinerary below!

The Perfect Portugal Itinerary

For a small country, Portugal has a lot: castles, beaches, hiking, and more. But where to start? Here's a Portugal Itinerary that's packed with everything you need to see in Lagos, Lisbon, Sintra, and Porto.

Costa Rica

Want to explore rainforests, beaches, & cloud forests? Swim in waterfalls, snorkel with sea turtles, and spy on sloths? Then think Costa Rica. This was my first journey into Central America and it was a great preview of what Central America has to offer. You can bet I’m planning on coming back sooner rather than later.

A Costa Rica Itinerary: 10 Days By The Mountains & The Beach

Going to Costa Rica? Want the best of the mountains and the beach? Check out my itinerary to find out where you should go and what you should do. costa rica, costa rica itinerary, costa rica travel, costa rica things to do, uvita, monteverde, costa rica beach, manuel antonio,

Bar Harbor

This has become my family’s go-to vacation spot. Bar Harbor is a cute, seaside, New England town that shares an island with Acadia National Park. Want to relax and eat lobster? This is your town. Want to go sea-kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing? Let Bar Harbor be your base. It has it all! Check out my itinerary below for more details.

Bar Harbor Itinerary: One Week Along A Rugged Coast

Heading to Bar Harbor, Maine or Acadia National Park? This itinerary will give you everything you need to know to make your visit memorable. Includes highlights like whale-watching, rock climbing, scenic drives, Cadillac Mountain, hiking, and more.


Do you dream about Italian food? Exploring the canals of Venice, seeing the duomo in Florence for the first time, and just being in some of the places you’ve studied in school? Hello Italy. For a little over a week, I explored Venice, Florence, and Milan (with a side trip to Pisa). And you can bet I’m going back to see Southern Italy too one day.

10 Days in Venice, Florence, and Milan: An Italy Itinerary

Traveling to Italy? This itinerary features 10 Days in Italy including Venice, Florence, Milan, and a day trip to Pisa. This guide has you covered on what to do, where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around. It has everything you need for your 10 day trip to Italy. italy travel tips, florence travel tips, venice travel tips, italy travel guide,


Want to see an island with pink sands, clear water, some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving near the United States, rum swizzles, friendly locals, and amazing seafood? Then think no further than Bermuda.

One Week On The Pink Sands: A Bermuda Itinerary

One week in Bermuda Itinerary. Includes things to do, where to stay, what to eat, and where to go. Snorkeling, scuba diving, scooter rental, lighthouse visiting, and more! See everything the island has to offer!


Want to experience the Christmas Markets of Germany? Want to go somewhere that feels like Christmas? Then head to Germany in December. Drink gluhwein, eat brats, walk the markets, and get that holly jolly spirit on.

10 Day Germany Itinerary in December: Visit the Christmas Markets!

Heading to Germany in December? This 10 Day Itinerary is all about the Christmas Markets and what you can do in December. Loaded with the best things to do (including christmas markets, historical sites, viewpoints) which cities and towns to hit, where to eat, and where to stay, you’ll be able to plan your trip in no time. It also includes a packing list so you can know how much you need to bring. Get ready to experience Christmas in Germany!