Big Sur Road Trip Guide + How to camp for free!

Big Sur road trip

Taking a Big Sur road trip, and driving along Highway 1 is one of those quintessential, bucket list, must do adventures for anyone visiting California. I grew up only a few hours away from Big Sur, and have visited countless times. Even still, taking a Big Sur road trip remains one of my all time … Read more

Costa Rica Trip Cost

Bridge in Rio Celeste

Costa Rica has a reputation for being pretty pricey. However, it doesn’t have to be! I was able to go on tours, enjoy private rooms, go to some nicer restaurants and even a sunset cruise- for $65USD a day, including flights! Now, I know that’s a lot more expensive than the average, crazy cheap backpacker … Read more

How to See Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Sea turtle in Costa Rica

There are multiple places in Costa Rica where you can see sea turtles. However, this post focuses on the Ostional Wildlife Refuge on the Nicoya Peninsula.  Where to see the sea turtles: The Ostional Wildlife Refuge hosts possibly the largest number of Olive Ridley sea turtles laying their eggs in the entire world. AND, it … Read more

Backpacking Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most wonderful travel destinations in the world. Think warm waters, friendly locals, beautiful beaches, and an all-around safe and lovely country.  Not only is Costa Rica a fantastic travel destination all-around, but backpacking Costa Rica is one of the best ways to experience this tropical Central American country.  I … Read more

Guide to Siena’s Il Palio

Ciao! I spent last summer living in a quaint city in the Tuscan region of Italy known as Siena. Siena is a beautiful city, from its sprawling medieval streets, to its grand Piazza del Campo. Siena is most known for one very special event: Il Palio. Il Palio is a horse race that occurs twice a … Read more