Angkor Wat Travel Guide + Tips

Angkor Wat is one of those places that is on everybody’s bucket list—or if it’s not currently, get it on there now! 😉 This isn’t your average visit to an old, 12th century city. Angkor is filled with 72—yep, 72—wats (temples) both pieced back together and in actual ruin. This is the creme de la creme of ancient ruins in Southeast Asia. It’s still fairly unregulated, so you can climb around on things and explore! There is so much to share about our visit and we have so many pictures that this post will specifically cover ticketing, transportation, tips, and one…

Sliding at Slide Rock State Park + Tips

The first time I went to Arizona I was 6 years old. I remember being at the airport and stepping through the sliding doors and immediately the heat and dry air took my breath away. This Alaskan was NOT used to this weather. On that vacation, one of the top stops was Sedona and Slide Rock State Park. My mom has a VHS tape in her collection of a timid 6-year-old in a black and white polka dot bikini (that would be me) in the shallow pools of Slide Rock, but not partaking of the slide part of Slide Rock.…

Top Things to See at the MET: The MET Museum Highlights Tour

The MET Museum houses more than 2 million works of art. It’s the largest museum in America and one of the largest in the world. To say it’s overwhelming is an understatement. So if you’re going to visit, you need a game plan. Basically, you’re going to do a loop counter-clockwise on the ground floor, then go up the main stairs and loop clockwise around the top floor. That’ll allow you to hit all the sections with the best flow. If you want to see the video tour, watch it here. Otherwise, read on. So you enter the Great Hall…

Photographs from Carnevale di Venezia 2017

Carnevale in Venice has been on Brian’s bucket list for years and this last Europe trip was planned around being in Venice during one of the busiest weekends of Carnevale. Venice is already enchanting with all the canals, architecture, and gondolas and Carnevale took it to the next level! It was a magical experience—like a