What’s the best way to enjoy the fall foliage, and all the other great activities that come this time of year? Read on to see!
With the autumn now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to think about visiting lovely New England. Featuring a kaleidoscope of beautiful red and orange foliage, fantastic roads for driving to the mountains, and delicious fall-themed drinks, New England is the place to truly enjoy the fall.
Here are our top five reasons to travel to New England this fall, and also a list of some of the best places to see the fantastic autumn colors!
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Want to blend in with the locals and avoid being that typical tourist? Find out how here!
I used to marvel at how people in foreign countries would start speaking to me in English.
Example: my family and I walk into a restaurant in Seville during our first trip to Spain. The waiter comes to our table and says, “Something to drink?”
And I’m thinking, ‘How did he know we speak English?’ Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting Treated Like a Tourist in Europe”
Seville is one of our favorite cities in southern Spain. Want to know why, and how to visit cheaply?
Seville is a culturally rich city in the south of Spain that is full of beauty and light. From the moment I walked its streets, I knew that it had lodged itself in my heart, never to be removed. From the wonderful sights, to the stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and placid Guadalquivir river, I was hooked on Seville.
So what are the places that made me fall so in love with this city? Here are our top tips for traveling to Seville, and how to really enjoy it on a budget!
Continue reading “Why Seville Will Always Be in My Heart (And Should be in Yours Too!)”
I dreamed of Paris as much as any travel lover does. See if Paris lived up to my expectations, and get some budget travel tips!
Paris truly does get a lot of hype, possibly more than any other city in the world. It is absolutely one of the highest rated travel destinations in the world, and is on the bucket list of almost every world traveler.
Traveling to Paris is an adventure that every lover of culture and class feels they must experience in person, and until that moment they decorate their walls and hearts with pictures of the Eiffel Tower in spring, or the Seine River at sunset. I describe what I experienced myself, as my expectations for visiting Paris only grew the more time I was away from it. I felt as if it was calling to me from across the oceans, begging me to come and visit.
So what exactly did I expect from Paris, and how did the beautiful City of Light live up to everything I dreamed about it? Let me explain.
Continue reading “Expectation vs. Reality: Paris”
Want to know how I got my start on this life of adventure and travel? Find out how I bounced between the Caribbean, Western Europe, and how I ended up in Spain.
As my first post on this blog about world travel, I thought you might like to know a little about me and the story that I have now interwoven with that of my wonderful husband and travel partner, Pep. Here on Piggy Bank Travels, I plan to document our adventures and provide meaningful and helpful advice for those trying to live a simple life of adventure like we do!
I have not always lived a life on the road, although it is something I have grown very fond of now. After traveling so much in so few years, I’ve discovered that I can hardly sit still where I am. I am always thinking about the next adventure, and I have dreams about packing all our things and leaving town in the middle of the night without a word. This is not because I don’t like where I live (the south of Spain is quite lovely), but because my incessant need for adventure is like a hunger that is never satisfied.
So how did I come to this place in my life? Let me share a little bit of my story, and how I came to be bitten by wanderlust.
Continue reading “From a Reader to an Adventurer: My Path to Becoming a World Traveler”