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).
Looking for a great escape during these unprecedented times? Shenandoah National Park is just 75 miles from Washington, D.C. and is bursting with nature! From the endless vistas to the fields of wildflowers and countless wildlife, you will find a reprieve from the daily pandemic life! It’s the perfect getaway for families, friends, couples, or even a solo traveler. Shenandoah is known for its fall foliage, so naturally we went in the beginning of November. Although we were able to see some really beautiful vistas with colorful leaves, many of the leaves had already changed. The peak time to see fall foliage is mid-late October. Shenandoah has so much to explore, but it’s our hope that this guide will help you make your perfect itinerary.
While travel plans across the world have come to a halt, it’s best to take advantage of destinations within driving distance to you! Being from PA and NJ, we wanted to do something on the East Coast but away from crowds as much as possible. The White Mountains, located in New Hampshire, seemed like a perfect place to get away from the craziness and re-connect with nature.
The temperatures in Puerto Rico can range from the high 60s to the 80s year-round. Dress like it’s summertime and lightweight layers are best! Clothes Tank tops Long sleeve shirts Columbia Rain jacket or North Face rain jacket Sweater/hoodie Yoga pants Hiking pants Shorts Hiking sandals or hiking boots Sneakers/boots (waterproof preferable) Socks Flip flops…
If you only have one week, but want to see the best highlights of Costa Rica, then this is the itinerary for you! We flew into San Jose, rented a car, and drove to the best sites of Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio. Check out here for a packing list. Now let’s get to the details!