TRAVEL GUIDES & TIPS

Santorini, Greece // 3 Star Hotel for a 5 Star Experience

affordable santorini hotel

IT'S NO SECRET

Santorini is pricey and finding an affordable hotel can be a challenge. When we booked our trip for early June, to be honest, we were shocked at just how expensive it could be. Think hotels in the $1500 a night price range. My advice is book for mid may or early October. You'll save TONS and still have great weather. We only went in June because we had some friends that invited us along and had already booked their dates. We decided a hefty price tag for spending a few days in Santorini with friends was sooo worth it...and we were right!

My Top Clothing Picks For Summer Travel

summer travel dresses

AFFORDABLE TRAVEL OUTFITS

This summer, we traveled to Positano, Italy and Santorini, Greece. Both locations are HOT and there is a lot of walking involved. If you're heading on summer vacation soon, these items will keep you cool & comfortable plus they won't break the bank!

The Beach Clubs of Positano, Italy

positano beach clubs

BAGNI D'ARIENZO

This was by far my favorite beach day in Positano. Bagni d'Arienzo opens at 10am and closes at 6:30pm. Beach access cost €12.50 per person and includes sun loungers, umbrella, shower, changing room, toilet and shuttle boat service from/to Positano. We headed down to Spiaggia Grande for breakfast at 8:30am because we made reservations right at 10am when the club opens. You'll definitely want to make reservations if you want chairs on the front row and a table for lunch. While the beach is small, all the chairs will fill up. Even if you get there when they open, without reservations they'll still seat you on the second or third row and there is no guarantee you'll have a table for lunch. Not the end of the world but something to keep in mind.

Positano, Italy // Restaurants & Eats

where to eat positano, italy
We spent 4 days in Positano, Italy and tried to do it all from small cafes to the down right fancy. Here is where we ate from Breakfast to Dinner. You might be surprised by the places we loved and the ones we didn't care for!

Positano, Italy // Where We Stayed

positano hotel guide
In April, we decided to join friends that were planning to visit Greece in June. I always book flights on miles so after a few weeks of searching, it ended up being easiest to fly into Naples instead of Santorini. We figured 4 nights on the Amalfi Coast wouldn't be so bad! ;) 

Cabo's Secret Beach You Have to Visit

secluded beach in cabo san lucas, mexico
If you're planning a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this summer, don't miss Cabo's best kept secret...

Our Wedding // Prague, Czech Republic

Destination Wedding Prague
MAY 27, 2014 When we got engaged and started looking at venues in Dallas, we couldn't find a location that felt right. One day while tirelessly ...

Packing Tips & Essentials for an Extended Trip

what to pack for an international trip
Over the last few years with 9 international trips, I've made a number of mistakes. Today I want to share with you some things I've learned (th...

Texas Hill Country Weekend Getaway

Texas weekend trip ideas
We've been to the Texas Hill Country before but this trip was a little bit different since it was a family vacation. We rallied the troops and mad...

How to Search the Cheapest Flight Prices with One Click

how to search for cheap flights
Does the cost of flights for travel ever factor into where you decide to travel? I would bet so for most of us! Nine times out of ten, we use thi...

Winter Break in Canada // Lake Louise + Banff

lake louise, canada
On Black Friday, I saw The Points Guy post about airfare deals available through Cyber Monday and a lightbulb went off. Let's go somewhere! By t...

Why I won't Stay Again at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Why I won't Stay Again at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
In October of 2017, I took a break from family portraits and hopped on a plane to Maui, Hawaii for a wedding. When we found out our friends were...