Stacy Leigh

hagia sophia in istanbul

An Itinerary for 2 Perfect Days in Istanbul

We had the opportunity to spend two days in Istanbul on our way to another destination, and it was the perfect amount of time necessary to see the main sites of this fascinating historical city.

The zomba plateau sits over the town of zomba, Malawi, green and beautiful, with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds above

5 Reasons to Make Malawi Your Next International Destination

Malawi is a small country in southern Africa that many people have never even heard of, but it has so much to offer! With a diversity of landscapes, and much fewer tourists than more popular African destinations, Malawi is an up and coming travel destination that you won’t want to miss.

Visit Malawi: Blue Zebra Island Lodge

We have twice now been to Blue Zebra Island Lodge on Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi, and both times we absolutely loved it! It has been, without question, our favorite place we’ve stayed in Malawi.

Cotopaxi Allpa 35 Backpack Review

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35 is a sturdy travel pack that’s the perfect size for almost any length of trip. With lots of color options, tons of built-in organization, and a clamshell opening, it’s hard to go wrong with this pack.

ancient corinth in greece, the temple of apollo stands amid some ruins with the gulf of corinth and the Geraneia mountains in the distance

Visit Greece: Ancient Corinth

What remains of the ancient city of Corinth holds significant history and interest. Located so conveniently near Athens, it should definitely be on your list of places to visit when you’re in Greece.

a family hikes a path in Rocky Mountain National Park, snowcapped mountains in the distance, green grass, and blue sky with fluffy clouds

3 Day Itinerary in Rocky Mountain National Park with Kids

Our family spent three nights camping and hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and we had an AMAZING time. We really flew by the seats of our pants with our itinerary, but it turned out so perfectly that we thought we’d share it with you so that other families could also have an amazing time.

on safari at Liwonde National Park in Malawi an open jeep of tourists in a bare savannah watch a herd of elephants walk toward the shire river

Visit Malawi: Liwonde National Park

Liwonde National Park is an incredible success story for Malawi. When we first visited it in 2014, there wasn’t much to see but a few antelope and some tsetse flies. The park was riddled with broken fences, wire snares, and rampant poaching. But in 2015 African Parks took over its management, and it has made a complete turnaround since then.

Monkey Bay Beach Lodge in Malawi on Lake Malawi sits in front of a hill with a bright sunny sky and large grassy lawn

Visit Malawi: Monkey Bay Beach Lodge

Monkey Bay for sure lives up to its name: it’s full of monkeys! And Monkey Bay Beach Lodge is no exception. You can watch the cheeky monkeys play in the trees while you have coffee by the shore of Lake Malawi or kayak around Monkey Bay in this cozy little gem of a lodge.