The Magic Kingdom's nighttime fireworks spectacular, Wishes, will soon be performing its final show. It has been inspiring guests to trust their heats and make wishes since it debuted in 2003. As a former Cast Member who spent several months working at the park, I'm particularly attached to Wishes and was devastated to hear of … Continue reading An Ode to Wishes
Niagara Falls is the perfect weekend destination. There's just the right amount of scenery, attractions, and nightlife to keep you entertained in any season.
Iceland is full of natural beauty, with landscapes that will take your breath away, but one of the highlights of any trip there is a chance to see the adorable Icelandic horses up close. They're thoroughly adorable, and should not be missed. These small horses – not ponies – were brought to the island centuries … Continue reading The Best Spot to Ride Icelandic Horses
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, odds are you've seen pictures of the most famous waterfalls. You'll be able to recognize Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss on sight. Far too many visitors overlook the “secret” waterfall, Gljúfrabúi aka Gljúfrafoss on their visit, though. You may have heard the phrase, "don't go chasing waterfalls" before, but … Continue reading Discovering Gljúfrabúi – Iceland’s Secret Waterfall
Due to limited vacation time and a desire to see pretty much everything in the world, I tend to do whirlwind trips with itineraries carefully crafted to maximize every second of the day. Here's the ideal itinerary for covering the best of Paris in only three days. If you're planning on spending a whole day … Continue reading 3-Day Paris Power Itinerary
When we were planning our trip to Iceland, one of the places that caught my eye the most was Jökulsárlón, especially when I found out that it was a stepping off point for a lot of ice cave tours. It was a little out of the way for us – we hadn't been planning on … Continue reading Snowmobiling and Caving in the Vatnajökull Glacier
Driving the full Ring Road may be the ultimate Iceland vacation itinerary, but if you’re short on time, you can still experience plenty of spectacular scenery in the southern part of the country. Day One: Reykjavik Start your trip in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city. It’s pretty small compared to other capitals, but that makes it … Continue reading Your Perfect Six-Day Southern Iceland Itinerary
Being from the Detroit area, I’m a huge Red Wings fan (see my post about the necessity of visiting their old arena before it closes here). My boyfriend got a crazy idea to take a weekend roadtrip to Ottawa to see a Wings game that happened to fall on a Saturday night. I say “crazy … Continue reading A Weekend Escape to Ottawa, Ontario
Opinions on the value of city passes vary widely, with some people viewing them as tourist scams and others seeing them as huge savings. When I was planning my visit to Paris, I did a lot of research into the options available and decided against the city passes I saw offered and instead bought just … Continue reading Should You Buy A Paris Museum Pass?
A cruise on the Seine River is a wonderful introduction to all that Paris has to offer.