My Favorite Travel Apps

There are so many great apps out there for your travel purposes. Some just give you amazing wanderlust, others help you book the best trip. Below are a few of my favorite travel apps:

My first point will be to mention that if you board a plane, even if it is once a year, enroll yourself in a mileage program. Not only is it free, but you are collecting miles and can get free flights for yourself down the road. It is easy to sign up and just make sure to add your number anytime booking a flight for that airline. I personally am part of American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines because those are the ones I mainly travel with. The miles do add up and I have already utilized my miles for some free trips. Most airlines have an app you can download and this way you will have all your mileage numbers handy and can check your progress.

For Wanderlust:

TripBucket – this app allows you to look at all these amazing places in the world and essentially add it to your bucket list of places you want to visit. You can search by different categories such as cities, natural wonders, adventures; just to name a few. It also helps you find more wonderful places to see and let’s you check them off your trip bucket list.


Hitlist – this app is perfect for those that are very flexible with their time. It shoots out notifications of amazing travel deals if you go on certain dates, and these deals are amazing! It also gives you options to search anywhere in the world and see what deals they have going on. You can add certain places to your list and when they find a good deal, they will push out a notification.


Been – this allows you to track where you have been. It keeps count on how many states and countries you have been to and makes you realize how many more places you need to go.


For booking good deals:

Airbnb/HomeAway – most of you have heard about this now, but this is a good way to find great housing for bigger groups and to have more of a home style experience. I usually utilize this if I am going somewhere with a big group of people because we can all be in one place and have a lot of space vs being in two or three hotel rooms. Although, this is a great option, please be aware that some cities and countries do not benefit from this service, so it is just something to think about. It raises their cost of living and makes it harder for locals to purchase homes.


Skyscanner – lets you search for good deals on flights, hotels and car rentals. You can search by destinations and see when it would be cheaper to go visit a certain place.


Skiplagged – this app is really great because it finds you the best deal to get to your destination. It looks at flights where your final destination could be a connection. For example, let’s say you want to got from Denver to Chicago, sometimes booking a trip to New York with a connection to Chicago ends up being cheaper.


Rome2Rio – this app is pretty amazing!!! It gives you easy and affordable options on travelling from city to city. It will find flight options, bus, train and even driving if applicable; and provide you with the time it would take to get there as well as the approximate cost. It literally does all the dirty work for ya.


Hopper – this is one of my favorites. This app finds the best deals on flights and notifies you when it is cheaper to fly. Add a destination and time when you want to travel and it will watch it for you and tell you when it is best to purchase.


Do you use any of these apps? What travel apps do you love?! Let me know in the comments 🙂

Happy Travels – xoxo Dre ❤

Ways To Save Money So You Can Travel More

One of the biggest questions that I always get asked is how do you have so much money to travel and my response usually is I don’t, but I make it work. By making it work, I mean I prioritize what is important to me and what I spend my money on. I love to travel and I really want to see the world, so I will invest money in that. I did find some ways that make saving up a little easier, so that I have more money for my adventures.


Below are some tips and tricks on how to travel more that work for me.

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How to Pack for a Business Trip

Being a former Event Coordinator , I had to travel plenty of times for work and my biggest struggle was always how will I pack for this trip. Now, since I have traveled for work quite a few times and for personal reasons, I would say I have become somewhat experienced and have compiled a list of what to bring.

There are a few things you want to determine first:

  1. How long are you staying?
  2. Location of your business trip?
  3. What does the business trip entail?
  4. Will you have any free time?

Those are usually the questions I ask myself before I figure out what I need to pack. Usually, I end up packing some of the same things because most of my responses to those questions tend to stay relatively similar.

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2018 Travel Goals and Why They Should Be Yours Too

Happy 2018!

There is just something refreshing about a new year. 365 new days…365 new chance. Although many people have all kinds of different goals, mine always have something to do with travel.

Below are 4 travel goals I want to work towards this year and why they should be yours too:

Goal One: Travel More
Now this may be an obvious one but traveling makes you grow so much more than people realize, so this isn’t just for the fun of it. It has a lot to do with you as a person. Now I can’t explain the travel bug feeling, it is just something you have to experience yourself, but trust me when I say the more you travel the more you will want to. Visiting another city or country makes you see the world in a different way. When you are stuck in the same place constantly, all you know is the few feet you see in front of you. That is why I encourage everyone to take at least one trip a year. This does not have to be some expensive luxurious trip to Bora Bora or something over the top. Drive a few hours to a town near you and sit down at a small cafe and take it all in. Just being in a different vicinity will give you a new perspective on things and opens your mind up to so much more that is out there. So my biggest goal for this year is to travel more and experience all this planet has to offer one destination at a time.


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Highlights from Boston

It can be hard to find things to do in a metropolitan city sometimes, especially being from Chicago where I get that kind of vibe already. But Boston had it’s own unique charm with a small city feel. The cobbled stone streets with the smaller alleys gave off a European feel to it which I adored. The city is not too big and you can get a lot done in the time being but I narrowed down some highlights for you to check out.

Charlestown and the Freedom  Trail

Charlestown is a historic waterfront neighborhood perfect for those that want to be close to Boston, but not in the hustle of it all. Make sure to go down by the marina for a picturesque view of all of Boston. Better yet, check out Pier 6, for some delicious cocktails and waterfront views.

Parts of the Freedom Trail are also located in Charlestown. The 2.5 miles trail is lined with 16 significant locations running through downtown Boston. The 1797 U.S.S. Constitution warship and its museum are in the Charlestown Navy Yard which I found was a good spot to start your trail. To ensure you stay on the trail the whole time; follow the red-lined path on the sidewalk.

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One Day Getaway

Cinque Terre

Breathtaking to say the least. This five city paradise is a perfect one day destination when in Italy.


Now you definitely don’t have to limit yourself to just a day because this charming place can be explored in more than one. But if you are looking for a fun adventure, this is the perfect place to go.

The best part is that there is something for everyone and there is a train to take you through the towns, so you can choose which stops to make.

The Adventurous Type: Adventure is definitely out there. Personally my favorite part of my day trip to Cinque Terre was hiking through the adorable 5 towns. Not only do you get an awesome workout in, but the views along the way are breathtaking. And there are plenty of places to take a break along the way which make for great photo ops.


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5 Things You Must Do On Every Trip

People travel all over the world but many times do not truly get an authentic and adventurous experience that they wanted. Here’s 5 things to add a little spark to your trip and make it worth while.


1. Go beyond your comfort zone

Everyone is different, some people thrive for adventure and love challenges that push them out of their comfort zones. For others, going to a new and unfamiliar place can be frightening. But going out of your comfort zone can be one of the best things to happen to you especially when traveling. Although scary, try as much as you can to venture out to a new place, meet new people, try something you have never done before because those are the things that you are going to remember the most. If you are nervous and don’t know how to go about it then read about it. There are so many great blogs and resources out there that can be utilized to do some research and find some hidden gems. If that is still too big of a risk, start out small. How well do you know your city? Travel isn’t always getting on a plane and sipping Pina Colada’s on the beach in Mexico; sometimes you can find great adventures right in your backyard.

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