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The #1 question I always get when people ask me for advice on an upcoming trip is ”where did you go?” Below are my itineraries from some of my past trips. As a disclaimer, these itineraries represent the trip that worked best for me at the time – that doesn’t mean another plan won’t work better for you. For more information on how I plan my trip itineraries you can see my post on the process here. If you have any questions about planning your own itinerary, feel free to leave a question in the comments.  Peru  My trip to Peru was only about a … Read More

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5 tips for when the weather doesn’t cooperate while traveling

Phnom Penh in the Rain

  Phnom Penh in the rain   As you may have heard, the East Coast got some weird weather this weekend (also known as Snoloween). I couldn’t help but feel bad for the poor tourists who must have come to DC expecting a nice fall weekend monument tour and instead had to trek through snow and sleet. I had actually planned to head down to the national mall on Saturday, but because of the weather decided to reschedule for a weekend with sunnier skies. It was nice that since I live here I had this option – obviously when you … Read More

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Walking on Water: the Siq trail in Wadi Mujib

The water filled Wadi Mujib Siq in Jordan

We had planned to spend our first day in Jordan driving down the King’s Highway from Madaba towards Petra. We had been told that the historic road offered interesting scenery and many stopping points of interest. The night before we had worked with our hotel to hire a car to take us on our desired route with stops at a few recommended sites. Afterwards we took a short stroll through the town and pretty soon our clothes were plastered to our bodies and we were exhausted from the intense heat of the Jordanian summer.  It was enough to convince us to throw away … Read More

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