Who wouldn’t want to take a girl’s trip to Hawaii? These islands have it all – beautiful beaches, clear-blue waters, and all-around relaxing vibes. With such a long journey from the east coast (best coast) of the US, we wanted to make a longer trip out of it. Of course, as always, we plan our trips with our somewhat limited finances in mind, but we had to have a couple of splurges while in the Aloha State! Keep reading to see where we saved and where we splurged (and what SHOULD NOT be missed).
In the summer of 2012, I traveled with 3 of my best girlfriends to the amazing country of Greece! When planning our vacation to Greece, it seemed like a monumental task. There are over 6,000 islands and 227 of them are inhabited! Should we rent a car? Should we book a cruise? Which islands should we go to? We had a lot to figure out. After some extensive research, we decided to enlist the help of ATB Holidays to assist us in planning the trip of a lifetime!
Cheap fares to Mexico are not uncommon, so if you are looking for a budget-friendly getaway, keep reading! In an effort to save money, we took a one week trip to Mexico using a package through CheapCaribbean. Reviews of this website are mixed, but we certainly had no problem and spent about $950 for roundtrip flights and an all inclusive hotel for one week. Talk about a steal!
Cinque Terre, or five towns, is the name given to the collective group of fishing villages located along the coast of the Italian Riviera. Although there isn’t a lot here in terms of “famous sights to see”, Cinque Terre itself is the main attraction! The area is meant to be enjoyed leisurely, while hopping from one village to the next. It’s famous for the hiking trails that connect the villages with each other, or you can take the ferry or train that connects the towns. Savor the pasta, pesto, focaccia, and gelato or spend your day basking in the sun next to the crystal clear, blue sea.
Iceland is the ultimate adventure of a lifetime! It’s perfect for solo travelers, seasoned travelers, and families. The locals are friendly, the scenery is breathtaking, and the Ring Road makes all of the tourist attractions easily accessible. I went on a road trip around the Ring Road in April 2018 with two of my closest friends chasing the Northern Lights, fighting blizzard conditions on the road, and warming up in geothermal pools. Iceland’s unpredictable weather makes it perfect for those seeking some spontaneity in their travels!