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.
One Week in Paradise: A Maui Itinerary
My favorite Hawaiian island. I try to go back every couple years. Something about the ocean, the food, the land, and the people keep drawing me back.
The Perfect Portugal Itinerary
Seven days was all I needed to fall in love with this little country.
Bar Harbor Itinerary: One Week in Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
This is my family’s go-to vacation spot.
A Costa Rica Itinerary: 10 Days By The Mountains & The Beach
This is everything we got up to.
Fog, Clouds, & One Amazing Week: Bar Harbor In September
Even with the weather, I loved visiting this town in the fall.
10 Days In Venice, Florence, & Milan: An Italy Itinerary
Italy. This was just my first visit…but I know it won’t be my last.
One Week On the Pink Sands: A Bermuda Itinerary
Bermuda was so much more than I expected. Pink sands, crystal clear water, amazing food, and friendly locals. I’m already planning to go back.
10 Day Germany Itinerary in December: Visit the Christmas Markets!
Visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany was one of the best things I’ve ever done in December.
Epic 7 Day Alaska Itinerary: Denali & Seward
What do you want to see in Alaska? If you want to see wildlife, glaciers, Denali National Park, amazing scenery, and more, then take a look at my itinerary for ideas!