What to Do with 5 Days in Dubrovnik

September 4, 2017Blog, Croatia, My Trips, Travel Guides

I traveled to Dubrovnik for 5 days in July 2017. We used it as a base to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site walled city, track down Game of Thrones filming locations (it’s Kings Landing!), and take a handful of day trips, including to Montenegro and the island of Mljet. How to Get to Dubrovnik … Read More

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How to Spend 4 Days on Kauai

July 7, 2017Blog, Hawaii

From: Jess Moss To: Friend asking what to do with four days on Kauai. (She’s staying at the Marriott in Lihue.) Date: July 3, 2017 Subject: Hawaiiiiiiiiiii 🐳🌺🌈🌴🏄 So jealous!!! And I can’t wait to hear all about it! Here are some of my fave things: Kauai: (You’re renting a car, right? You need one) -North … Read More

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Hawaii Honeymoon Calendar

June 20, 2017Big Island, Blog, Hawaii, Maui

From: Jess Moss To: Friend asking what to do on his honeymoon on Maui & the Big Island Date: June 20, 2017 Subject: Potential Honeymoon Calendar Cool, so here’s roughly what you could do: 12/27: Land, dinner, crash   12/28: Consider doing Haleakala sunrise (you’re going to be waking up super early cuz of the time difference, … Read More

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Where to Stay on Maui

June 20, 2017Blog, Hawaii

From: Jess Moss To: Friend asking which hotel to stay at on his honeymoon on Maui & the Big Island Date: June 19, 2017 Subject: Re: Places to Stay on Maui Asking about these hotels: Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and … Read More

Planning a Trip to Cuba: Your Questions Answered

March 17, 2017Blog, Cuba

Traveling to Cuba awesome, but it’s work. It’s more backpackery and rugged than most Americans are used to. Think dirty cities (like, severed pigs heads sitting on the street corner), a decent amount of hustling for taxis (and pens…), diesel cars whose fumes fill the city air and can make long rides dizzying. Poverty. Dilapidated buildings … Read More

Photo Editing Tips: How I Made This Sunset Image

February 24, 2017Blog

Here’s a shot from Trinidad, Cuba, and the steps I took to put together to turn a kind of blah pic into a pretty nice sunset image: Shoot pic a little underexposed, to maintain the sunset colors.  Open your fave photo editing app (mine is Snapseed) Add a slight HDR filter to brighten shadows and boost … Read More

Where to Go with 1 Week in Australia

February 5, 2017Australia & New Zealand, Blog

A friend purchased a super cheap ticket to Sydney and is visiting Australia for the first time. They’re looking for a mix of city, beach, and active/adventure. Here’s what I recommended: With 7 days I recommend sticking to the East Coast — Australia is about the size of the continental U.S. so flying from Sydney to, say, Cairns … Read More

How to Spend 9 Days in Peru: Travel Guide

February 1, 2017Blog, Peru, Travel Guides

I spent a week in Peru in November (over Thanksgiving) with a friend. We visited Cusco, Lima, and hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Here’s what we did: How I Got There We flew Avianca from Dulles to Cusco, transferring through San Salvador and Lima (and snoozing in that airport for a bit since … Read More