How to Live Abroad on a Budget

Before leaving the States one year ago, my plan was to travel around Europe for a few months, then go back home, and save up for the next summer; but something was different this time.  A few weeks into my trip I decided to stay in Spain permanently, and my 6 month go-for-broke partying budget […]

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Five Things that Stop You from Traveling

We had an incredible Google+ Hangout on Saturday. With that, we also had a ton of unanswered questions. Scroll below to find some answers to the questions we missed. If you couldn’t make the Hangout, click the play button above to get started! Sonjia, Cameron and Nate chime in on your unanswered questions below. 1. How would […]

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The Traveler’s Mindset

Going on a trip is nice. There’s a big, soft spot in my heart for all inclusive resorts, ski in/out chalets, and tightly organized tours. But going on trips is not quite the same as true traveling. While the former is mostly associated with leisure, the latter requires a special sense of adventure, resilience and […]

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Going Luxe: 6 Things Luxury Hotels Should Have

Hi, my name is Danielle and I love luxury hotels.  From Starwood and Marriott, to Viceroy, St. Regis and more, I love treating myself to occasional stays at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels.  However, no matter how fancy the hotel decor, not all luxury properties are created equal.  If you’re going to splurge […]

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Book a Cheaper Flight Instantly

There’s a little known flight hack that has something to do with a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Trick the system into believing you’re somewhere you’re not and voila! Instantly discounted flight. Jose, over at Gizmodo originally published the post and below are images from that article. Flights from Miami to New Orleans range from $345-$388. The location […]

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Is Solo Travel Safe?

Solo travel is not for everyone.  If the thought of going to your local movie theater alone gives you hives from anxiety, then you’re probably not ready to cross an ocean and navigate a strange city in a foreign language.  The fact that I fly to unfamiliar places, armed only with a smile and a guidebook, […]


A Day in NOLA

A few weekends ago, I found myself lost in NOLA..and boy, was it a delightful treat. I spent the day exploring the French Quarter, mesmerized by the architecture of this incredibly rich culture. Engulfed by the beauty of this sleepy southern belle, I stopped frequently, alternating between my DSLR and iPhone, to take pictures. After walking […]

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A Weekend in Napa Valley

  “…on top of a hill that looks down low and across the bridge there lies lovely Sausalito.” -Gwen Thomas Visualize yourself driving on a highway with the wind blowing through your hair, the warmth of the sun dancing on your brow, foggy bluffs on the horizon and the smell of moist air rising off […]


Work, Play, Vacay

In this video, we show you what you should pack for a weekend getaway, complete with a 20% code for ANY item at Lo & Sons at the end of the video!

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If you’ve ever struggled with packing your carry-on suitcase, we’ve found a new way to pack. It’s called bundle wrapping and yes, we love it. Bundle wrapping is a technique that involves the careful wrapping of clothes around a central core object, thus avoiding the folds that cause wrinkles. Add that to the tension created […]

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