Travel Hacks: Photo Storage and Sharing

Travel Hacks: Photo Storage and Sharing

Our last week of the travel hack series appropriately relates to the post-travel goodies! This post is all about travel hacks for photo storage and saving photos. We’ve also added some bonus hacks for bringing home meaningful (and cheap) souvenirs. We are definitely not professional photographers but we love flipping through our pictures to reminisce. We also love to share them with family and friends. Our NUMBERO UNO photo resource is, you guessed it, GOOGLE PHOTOS. Photo Hack to Freeing…

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Travel Hacks: How to Get the Best Hotel Rates

Travel Hacks: How to Get the Best Hotel Rates

Travel Hacks: How to Get the Best Hotel Rates Whether it’s a five star resort or a cheap motel, booking hotels is just kind of a crap shoot. It’s always hard to know if you’re getting a good deal. Not to mention, those Yelp pictures of stained sheets or dirty bathrooms are hard to ignore. All of this noise leaves you second guessing your decision and procrastinating the purchase. Needless to say, we all face these same issues. I am…

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Travel Hacks: Why You Should Travel with a Sheet

Travel Hacks: Why You Should Travel with a Sheet

As part of our “Travel Hack” series, we wanted to discuss one of our favorite packing tips. This packing travel hack is kind of unusual but hear us out. During our trip to France, we took a bed sheet. We both only traveled carry ons but one of our “must haves” was a queen sized cotton sheet. These are some reasons why a bed sheet is going on every trip with us from now on. Napping in Parks One of…

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Travel Hacks for Google Maps

Travel Hacks for Google Maps

Travel Hacks Series: Google Maps NEW POST SERIES ALERT! This month, it will be all about Travel Hacks. We will be posting once per week about some budget-saving tricks that we have found handy during our travels. While we don’t claim to be experts, we just wanted to share some things that work for us! Tom and I are self-proclaimed map lovers. We love Google Maps and often find ourselves zooming in and out just daydreaming about faraway locations or…

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A Guide to Breweries in Boston

A Guide to Breweries in Boston

  A Map of Craft Breweries in Boston Happy Picnic Wednesday! This week, we take on one of our favorite topics: Breweries in Boston. We are true craft beer lovers and we have spent many weekends checking out new breweries and returning to our favorites. We have created a map of craft breweries in Boston for your viewing pleasure. From Sam Adams to Harpoon, Boston has a craft beer tradition. Bostonians are serious about good beer. We hope you can…

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A Map of the Best Pizza in Boston, MA

A Map of the Best Pizza in Boston, MA

  One of our favorite parts of being Boston transplants is the surplus of awesome Pizza choices. From New York style slices to sourdough crusted flatbreads, Boston has it all and does it well. Check out some of our favorite local spots to grab a slice. We have included ratings (1-10) and commentary on the setting (whether it’s best to “grab and go” or “sit and enjoy”). We have also included an interactive map above. Enjoy your pizza quest and…

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How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Paris

How to Avoid Tourist Traps in Paris

Staying away from tourist traps is important to create memorable experiences. Paris, being one of the most visited cities in the world, is full of these tourist traps. Tourist traps are known for being overpriced and low quality. To steer clear of these, it take some research and preparation before your trip. Here are some of the tips and tricks we used during our trip to steer clear of the scams: 1. Stay in a neighborhood Staying in a neighborhood…

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Biking Through Burgundy, France

Biking Through Burgundy, France

Of the highlights of our France trip in July, one of the biggest was renting bikes and biking through the Burgundy region. During our time in Burgundy, Beaune was our home base. See previous post (link below) as to why that was the best decision ever: We rented bikes from Bourgogne Randonnees and were pleased to find how friendly and helpful the owners and employees were. They recommended routes and distributed helpful maps. The shop had equipped all of the…

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Top 10 Paris Picnic Spots

Top 10 Paris Picnic Spots

One of our favorite ways to save money while traveling is by picnicking. Through picnicking, you can hand pick where you eat based on a location’s views, ambiance, and people-watching potential. Parks and gardens are meeting places in most cities and it is always so fun to congregate with the locals. While we were in Paris in July, we had a blast eating and drinking our way around the city. Here were our Top 10 Picnic Spots (in no particular…

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Making Beaune, France your Burgundy Home Base

Making Beaune, France your Burgundy Home Base

Making Beaune, France your Burgundy Home Base The Burgundy region of France is known for its great wines, quaint villages, and beautiful scenery. Visiting Burgundy was an easy decision during our France trip due to its close proximity to Paris (less than 2 hrs via TGV) and great food and wine. We scoured the internet and France guidebooks for the perfect town to base our explorations. Beaune truly was the ideal place for just that! We absolutely loved staying in…

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