Hiking Boots You’ll Actually Want to Wear – for Women

iylanaGear, Reviews0 Comments

For quite a while, I’ve been looking for a pair of good hiking boots that are cute enough to wear around town. I want the durability of the hideous, heavy weatherproof boots from the outdoor stores with the stylish look of the cheap, poorly made booties at the fashion stores. I’m a firm believer in packing light, so if I’m going on a … Read More

Hotel Review: Casa Luna Hotel & Spa

shaneCosta Rica, Destinations, Reviews2 Comments

La Fortuna has long been a backpackers’ destination, and there are numerous hostels that will cater to that type of traveler. Additionally a number of nicer resorts are also available, but those come with a hefty price tag. If you’re a budget-minded traveler looking for resort-like amenities, Casa Luna might be the perfect stay for your trip to the Arenal … Read More

Hotel Review: Tree Houses Hotel, Costa Rica

iylanaCosta Rica, Reviews0 Comments

When trying to decide where to visit for one week in Costa Rica, I had to come up with a priority list of what I really wanted to do and see—and number one on my list was to sleep in a treehouse. Now there are plenty of treehouses in Costa Rica, from airbnb rentals to exuberantly priced resorts and even a treehouse … Read More

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Amman

shaneJordan, Points and Miles, Reviews0 Comments

It’s likely your trip to Jordan will have you entering or exiting through Amman if not both, so if you’re looking for a hotel with lots of style and a great location, you may want to check out the InterContinental Amman. And if you have a stash of IHG Rewards points, this is a great option to take a look at. … Read More

Camp Review: Wadi Rum Luxury Camp

iylanaDestinations, Jordan, Points and Miles, Reviews0 Comments

Every traveler to Jordan knows it’s a must to visit the otherworldly Wadi Rum Desert. Even better than that is to stay the night in one of the many camps set up by the local bedouin tribes to sleep under the incredible desert night sky. Even better than THAT is to glamp it up at the Wadi Rum Luxury Camp. Wadi Rum Luxury Camp | from … Read More

Camp Review: Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp

iylanaDestinations, Jordan, Reviews0 Comments

When you’re out in the Jordanian desert, why not stay like the local tribes have been doing for ages–in a tent! This was an experience I was very looking forward to on our trip, so we planned on it twice, here in Petra and also at Wadi Rum. Since our Wadi Rum camp was going to be a luxury experience, … Read More

Walking Through Petra at Night

iylanaAttraction, Jordan, Reviews, Trips0 Comments

If you’re visiting Jordan, Petra is undoubtedly at the top of your list of places to visit (and for good reason). Petra’s Treasury is a rock-cut facade that is breathtaking in the daylight and absolutely surreal at night! The Petra Archaeological Park closes at sunset, but you can come back at night for the Petra at Night tour—a candle-lit journey down the … Read More