Island Hopping in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico • Ordinary Traveler

The Sea of Cortez is Baja California’s own little slice of paradise, known for its crystal-clear waters, unique coastal landscapes, and exclusive — even interactive — sea life!

This was one of my favorite solo trips last year. I visited the countryside in Switzerland (a dream come true for me), set up my tripod in precarious places and took some fun “selfie” shots. I get a lot of emails asking for my suggestions on the best places to travel, so I’ve added this photo (with the exact location) along with tons of my favorite travel destinations into my most recent Trover list to help you with your 2018 vacation planning! --> http://bit.ly/Trover-2017

How to Visit Napa on a Budget • Ordinary Traveler

For those who want to experience the fairytale vineyard landscapes and some of the country’s best wines on a bare-minimum budget, this Napa itinerary and our money-saving tips will make this trip within reach for even the most frugal travelers!

Staying at Ocean Club Resort in Turks & Caicos • Ordinary Traveler

Ocean Club Resorts has a luxurious, yet laid-back atmosphere making for an ultimate Turks and Caicos experience. Escape crowded resorts and embrace the Caribbean culture at one of the best resorts on the island!

We've been all over the world and I'm still blown away by how much natural beauty can be found right here in our home country. It's a great reminder that it's not about how far we travel or how many countries we visit; there's so much beauty everywhere around us and we don't have to travel very far to find it.

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Looks like it's time to head back to Iceland!

How to Pack for a Sailing Trip • Ordinary Traveler

Forgetting a few key items while you're on a small boat could easily ruin your vacation. Here are the essentials you should be packing to make any sailing trip a smooth one!

Staying at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort in Costa Rica

I can’t say enough good things about my recent time at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa — truly an idyllic vacation in paradise!

Plus a SPECIAL OFFER for our readers who mention us when booking! See post for details.

Happy New Year! Where do you hope to travel in 2018?

How I Keep My Smart Devices Safe When I’m NOT Traveling

The cybersecurity hub that gives me peace of mind wherever I am, especially with the wi-fi connected devices that I keep docked at home.

Let's wander where the wifi is weak ✨

National Geographic

What would you do?

What to Pack for a Trip to Iceland • Ordinary Traveler

If you're planning your first trip to Iceland, you're likely scratching your head as to what to pack. Here's what you won't be able to live without!

The Travel Bible

Yup

Terry McBride

I love this so much

10 Unique Ways to Incorporate Travel Into Your Home Decor • Ordinary Traveler

Need some great gift ideas for the travelers in your life?

Culture Trip

Another reason to love Scotland!

"It would be good to live in a perpetual state of leave-taking, never to go nor to stay, but to remain suspended in that golden emotion of love and longing; to be loved without satiety."
John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

I've just spent a week exploring the Sea of Cortez and the islands off the coast of Mexico with UnCruise Adventures. This is an area I've been dying to visit and I can't wait to share more photos soon!

Europe Made Easy with Monograms Travel • Ordinary Traveler

How to have a stress free vacation in Europe!

The perfect spot to watch the sunset ☀️

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👋 from Ocean Club Resorts in Turks and Caicos! 😍👌

T&C has been one of my dream destinations and I'm so excited to finally be here!!

What is your dream destination?

Um... how is everything so adorable in Turks and Caicos? #OceanClubResorts

Just arrived at Ocean Club Resorts in Turks and Caicos and my condo looks like my dream beach house. Those ceilings!! 😍

I'm on a mission these past several weeks to crush old, limiting beliefs by immersing myself in how I want to think and feel. I'm so tired of the yo yo of going back and forth between old fear-based thought patterns that I've been told to believe and the ones that I know deep down in my heart. This has been the ultimate struggle for most of my adult life -- realizing that everything is here to help me even during those times when it feels like life is beating the crap out of me. It's time for a paradigm shift and I am SO ready. ✌️

What about you? Do you feel like you've learned how to stay positive even through the tough times in life? I know it's easy to recite positive quotes but to really live it... that is a different story. I know many people struggle with this as well and I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the subject.

How to Automatically Back Up Your iPhone When Traveling

Use this automatic iPhone back up to ensure your vacations go smoothly and you never have to worry about losing those precious travel memories again!

Exploring London with Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

With places like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Hyde Park, London is a place like no other. Here are the best things to do in this amazing city!

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers • Ordinary Traveler

Starting your holiday shopping already? Just in time, we’ve put together a few gift ideas the traveler in your life will love!

A question I try to remember to ask myself every morning is "how am I so lucky?" Your brain is constantly asking questions -- whether you realize it or not -- so why not steer it in the direction of asking questions that focus on abundance rather than lack. The quality of your life comes down to what you choose to focus on. Do you focus on what you have or what you don't have?

Self shot with a tripod and timer on my solo trip to Italy last month.

Adventure in Aruba -- With Flamingos!

Tag your adventure buddy who would love to visit Aruba!

10 Best Tips for Traveling Europe • Ordinary Traveler

After traveling this continent for the past 20 years, I've learned a few tricks along the way. Here are the 10 best tips for traveling Europe!

You were born rich and your abundance is contained in your thoughts, so be good to yourself, choose magnificent ideas and cease permitting your physical world to control your thinking. ✌️

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Where do I sign up?

Solo sunrise at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa 👌

I had originally planned this trip with one of my besties, but she was forced to cancel due to airplane mechanical issues and a missed connection. Since I've spent most of my trips solo the past few months, I was really looking forward to some girlfriend time. Anyway, I'm making the best of it -- which is definitely not tough to do here. 😉

Good morning from JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Costa Rica!

Fun fact: Costa Rica was the first International trip Scott and I took together and that was nearly 10 years ago! I'm flying solo this time and I'm so excited to be back here -- exploring the northern part of the country this time.

Have you been to Costa Rica?

Do you visit museums when you travel? London has quite a few with amazing architecture like this one.

Stay tuned for my upcoming blog post with tips for visiting London and my experience staying at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane!

I took a trip to Kew Gardens today at the advice of the concierge at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. I could have spent hours in this palm house. That spiral staircase is 🙌😍

5 Towns to Visit on Lake Como • Ordinary Traveler

This Northern Italy gem, sitting just at the foot of scenic Swiss Alps, encompasses all of the country’s beauty and charm in one small region!

#MonogramsInsider

Breakie in bed. 💁

After a long-haul flight, sometimes room service is necessary -- preferably followed by a bubble bath. I'm here in London checking out Sheraton Grand London Park Lane's new Five Senses Suite and exploring the nearby sights. Check out my Instagram stories for an inside look at this hotel and the surrounding area!

I'm heading back to the UK! 🙌 I leave today for London and I'll be staying at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel so I'm excited to be close to all the best spots in the city.

I'd love your tips on what to do and see!

#sheratongrandlondon

Beach Inspired Kitchen Remodel for Under $200 • Ordinary Traveler

I'm in love with our new kitchen!

The Perfect Road Trip Itinerary in Nova Scotia • Ordinary Traveler

It’s impossible to see everything Nova Scotia has to offer in one trip, but you can certainly find the best sights and towns with our road trip itinerary!

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is stunning! Tag someone who would agree!

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The Best Places To Go Cross-Country Skiing in Montana

Who's ready for some winter weather?!

Visit Montana

6 Beautiful Ways to Display Your Vacation Photos With Artmill

Many of us take beautiful photos during our travels, yet they never leave our laptop screens. Here are 6 ways to display your vacation photos with Artmill.

*See post for details on how to get 15% off your first order!

Leopard Sharks

Mesmerized by nature. ✨

10 Things to Know Before You Visit Rome, Italy • Ordinary Traveler

Here are 10 things to know before planning your first trip to Rome. No need to draw more attention by getting caught making classic tourist mistakes!

#MonogramsInsider

Solo vacay in Italy! 🙌

When you don't have anyone to take your photos on vacation, it's easy enough to set up a tripod. I've even set up my tripod in a few precarious places.

I used to be embarrassed to take photos of myself like this while traveling solo, but I have no shame anymore. I was tired of always coming home with ZERO photos with myself in them and I've actually met a few people because of it. They are always interested in how I do it all on my own.

Do you take photos of yourself when you travel solo?

Sailing Croatia With Yacht Getaways • Ordinary Traveler

A week spent sailing the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and exploring lush, coastal Croatia sounds likes a dream vacation, but where to start?

Who's been to Greece? From a reader who would love your recommendations: -->> "Looking at Crete, Mykonos and Athens. I want a villa as there will be 6 or 7 of us. Pool, ocean view and somewhere close to bars and restaurants. Anyone have any input or better choices?"

Part of what I love about this Monograms trip I'm on is the combo of free time and tours. During my first day in Lake Como, I joined a short, 1 hour tour to get an overview of the area -- which is when I first saw this church. I came back here today at sunrise because the lighting was better than when I first walked here with my tour guide.

Have you ever traveled somewhere where you realized afterward that you missed a really cool spot? I definitely have!

#monogramsinsider

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