What a great start to the weekend! I would like to give a an extra-large THANK YOU to Brittney from A Traveling Gypsy for the Versatile Blogger Award! I was having a rough week (having a bit of an existential crisis, debating what the heck to do with my life and other typical melodrama), so getting nominated for an award was a nice pick-me-up! Definitely check out Brittney’s awesome travel blog for beautiful pictures and travel tips :).
TGIF, y’all! What are your plans for the weekend? I’ll be working on getting this new apartment organized while sipping on some wine, and hopefully some more brainstorming for improving this little blog space of mine 🙂 (please let me know of any suggestions!).
But first let’s kick the weekend off with some fun activities to add to your bucket list. Here are a few of my favorite sites to see and things to do in Budapest:
Throughout my travels, I have experienced epic packing fails. Here are some packing hacks I’ve discovered over the years to help you avoid the same mistakes I’ve made. That way you’ll look both stylish and comfortable and avoid this fashion nightmare:
Confession: in the past, my husband and I have scoffed at the idea of all-inclusive resorts. We love to travel, and to us, an all-inclusive seems to be at odds with our philosophy to explore and soak in as much culture as possible. Resorts seem to be the type of place where you sit around and do nothing for a week, or get pushed to pay for cheesy excursions that aren’t even fun. Both my husband and I are typically way too high energy and, frankly, too cynical for this style of vacation.
…That is, until this past summer hit us.
Who doesn’t traveling to new places and discovering new cultures? My parents trained me at a young age to love the thrill of boarding an airplane to discover new corners of the world, so I’ve caught the travel bug for over twenty years now. I often like to combine my love of travel with my bookworm tendencies – and this marriage between adventure and literature is an extra-sweet one.
Whenever I have an upcoming trip, I select a few titles to read in preparation for the journey. I like to mix it up with both fiction and non-fiction choices. My dad and I are going to India this fall (!!!!!), a country I’ve been mildly obsessed over since I read my childhood copy of The Secret Garden, and I’ve started picking out a few books to read. Here is a sampling: