Choosing where to stay in Quito, Ecuador is one of the most important decisions to make when booking a trip to Ecuador. Quito was the first city to ever be declared a UNESCO World Heritage site! This is owing to Quito's beautiful landscapes, 18th century architecture, and rich cultural traditions. Where to Stay in Quito: Old Town vs. New Town When thinking about where to stay in Quito, many tourist's first question is whether to book a hotel in the Old Town or the New. Quito is divided … [Read more...]
Is Ecuador Safe to Visit?
While planning my trip to the Amazon Rainforest, I knew I would be initially flying into Quito and wanted to spend a few days exploring the city. I did lots of research into the must-see places in Quito and was disappointed to find that the majority of travel blogs I visited described some pretty major safety concerns when it came to exploring Quito. My trip was already set in stone and I wasn't going to change my plans, but was definitely left wondering: is Ecuador safe to visit? Disclaimer: … [Read more...]
How to Get a Passport
How to get a passport can be a lengthy and confusing process for first-time applicants, but never fear! Just follow the simple ste-p-by-step instructions below and you'll be on your way to your first international vacation in no time. If you're set on getting the information straight from the US government, click here. However, since you're here, that's probably not the case. I've done this process myself and have taken all the most important information from the official sources and simplified … [Read more...]
Where to Eat in Paris
Where to eat in Paris is one of the biggest questions when planning a trip to France. French cuisine is known for its decadent flavors and high-end restaurants, but delicious French flavors can be found at any budget. From a simple picnic to delectable desserts, there is a French delicacy waiting for everyone! French food is now one of my favorite cuisine styles in the world, but I didn't know that before my first trip to Paris. I've rounded up a few of my favorite places around Paris to help … [Read more...]
Tower of London: Is It Worth It?
Many London visitors wonder if visiting the Tower of London is truly worth it. The Tower of London is one of the UK's most iconic landmarks and it appears on just about every "things to do in London" list. If you're not familiar, it's a fortress dating back to 1078 that sits along the River Thames in Central London. The tower has been used as a prison (three former queens were held prisoner and executed here), a palace, and a mint, among other things. Today, it's a museum that comes to life with … [Read more...]
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