More Pyramids Near Cairo - Saqqara (Djoser’s Step Pyramid) + Ancient City of Memphis

Last Updated on October 13, 2019The Great Pyramids of Giza are always what comes to mind when we think of pyramids near Cairo, Egypt. However, these aren’t the only pyramids near Cairo. In fact, the world’s oldest pyramid is located not far from Cairo! (And no, it isn’t the Great Pyramid of Giza.) This post will explain, plus I’ll share a little bit about the Ancient City of Memphis and how you can tour all of these places in less… Read more »

Visiting the Pyramids of Giza – 10 Tips to Know Before You Go

Last Updated on July 30, 2019 Living in a world of expertly cropped photos and Instagram filters can sometimes make a place look a little more glamorous and perfect than it actually is. And after the feedback I received on my “behind the scenes” post from Cappadocia, I thought it would be a good idea to continue doing posts like this for each place I visit. Now, don’t get me wrong, seeing the Pyramids of Giza is absolutely amazing and… Read more »

What I Wore to the Pyramids of Giza

Last Updated on September 22, 2019 I debated for a long time about what to wear to the Pyramids of Giza. I wanted to be both comfortable and stylish for this adventure, as well as modest (Egypt is a predominately Muslim country). I also knew there was a chance I’d be riding a camel before the day was over… Now, this outfit was by no means perfect for this day! However, I am happy enough with how it worked out…. Read more »

Memphis Tours Review

Last Updated on September 16, 2019Visiting the Pyramids of Giza has been at the top of my bucket list since I was old enough to read. Needless to say, this experience had some pretty high expectations for me! Of course, with something you have been dreaming about for 20ish years, it’s hard to not be a bit disappointed when it finally happens. (These were some pretty impossible standards to live up to!) The day of my pyramids adventure started off… Read more »

3 Tips for Embracing Sustainable Shopping Abroad

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Written by Pauline Davis Affordable fashion and cheaper clothing is something of a marvel in the modern age, and there are so many ways to make clothes even cheaper that it’s no wonder we are often spoiled for choice. However, in its present form (globally speaking) the fashion industry isn’t sustainable, and unless we start thinking about it now, we won’t be able to keep living this way. The numbers speak for themselves. Cotton, the… Read more »

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Ah, Maui…The Valley Isle. From its lush bamboo rainforests and waterfalls that line the Road to Hana, to the barren moon-scapes at 10,000-feet atop Haleakala volcanic crater – there is no shortage of beautiful landscapes here. Shaped by these landscapes, the rich culture and history – Maui is a fantastic vacation destination. There are many different activities for every type of visitor to Maui’s shores, and this list of the best things to do on… Read more »

What to Do on Kauai if You’re an Adventure Lover

Last Updated on July 30, 2019The Garden Island of Kauai is the oldest of the main inhabited Hawaiian Islands in the chain. There is no shortage of adventurous activities for the whole family to partake in across the unique and incredible natural environments that this island has to offer! From flying above the precipice of the 4,000-foot cliffs of the lush Na’Pali Coast to mountain tubing down waterways fed from the wettest place on the planet to hiking into Waimea… Read more »

snorkeling

Last Updated on October 16, 2019 Ah, the Big Island. Where does one even begin with Hawaii’s namesake island? Perhaps with the two active volcanoes and the incredible stargazing conditions—or maybe its crystal blue waters and proud cowboy culture. When it comes to the Big Island, the list of things to see and do could go on and on. It’s easy to see how this beautiful island could overwhelm a first-time visitor. Fear not! That’s where I come in. I’ve… Read more »

oahu

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Aloha! This week I’m taking a little break from the blog to head back to the US and spend some time with my family. While I’m away, Veronica and Keslie are taking the reigns and sharing some of the best things to do on the main islands of Hawaii. I hope you enjoy all of their awesome tips for visiting this beautiful state! Guest Post by Veronica Bean Top Things to Do in Oahu Oahu… Read more »

Outfit idea for Abu Simbel

Last Updated on September 5, 2019Wondering what to wear for visiting Abu Simbel? This post explains! If you’ve been following along with my Egypt outfit posts, you’ll know the formula for dressing for these sights. However, Abu Simbel does have an extra element to take into account. You’ll be in the hot sun, like anywhere else in Egypt, and, as a woman, it’s a good idea to dress modestly. For a trip to Abu Simbel, though, you’ll like be riding… Read more »

35 Photos to Inspire You to Travel to Egypt

Last Updated on November 2, 2019 Abu Simbel is an absolute must-do if you are traveling to Egypt. This was honestly cooler for me than seeing the pyramids, and I have been dreaming about visiting the pyramids since I was 8. (That’s how incredible Abu Simbel is!) Part of this had to do with not having hardly any expectations for Abu Simbel (whereas, the pyramids had quite a lot riding on them). Abu Simbel is also a location that photos… Read more »

Is the Nubian Village in Aswan a Tourist Trap?

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Wondering if the Nubian Village in Aswan is an authentic cultural experience or a tourist trap? This post explains Cultural tour experiences tend to be very hit and miss no matter where you’re traveling. They are either incredibly educational and enlightening, or they’re masquerading as an educational experience… when in reality they are just a way to get you to spend money and buy souvenirs you don’t need. So, which is the Nubian Village? This… Read more »

What to Wear in Aswan (for the Ladies)

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Wondering what to wear for your trip to Aswan, Egypt? This post will explain! Aswan, like most cities in Egypt, is incredibly HOT and filled with amazing places to see. The only difference in Aswan is, thankfully, it is a bit breezier here. (How else are you supposed to sail the feluccas?) So, as you’ve probably noticed by now – the theme of dressing in Egypt is to be comfortable but also covered. Again, Egypt’s… Read more »

Philae Temple

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Aswan is a beautiful city located along the Nile River, and it is home to some very interesting places to visit! Out of all the cities we visited in Egypt, Aswan was, perhaps, my favorite. It was quite clean and modern and traffic was not as horrifically crazy as it was in most of Egypt. I really enjoyed the 2 days we had here! This list is not a complete list of EVERYTHING you can… Read more »

Standards' Daily Backpack Review

Last Updated on July 20, 2019This is my full, unbiased review of Standard’s Daily Backpack. This isn’t the first time you’ve seen a Standard Luggage backpack on my website. My husband and I are both big fans of their Carry-on Backpack. So, when I heard they had a new “Daily Backpack,” I jumped at the opportunity to check it out. This is something I was particularly interested in (more so than my husband this time) because it has an area… Read more »

The Perfect Travel Dress

Last Updated on August 30, 2019 It has taken me 6 years of nearly nonstop traveling to finally find the perfect travel dress! (That’s ridiculous, I am well aware.) However, good things come to those who wait. Am I right? This dress is wrinkle-resistant, comfortable, incredibly versatile and can be easily packed into whatever kind of luggage you are using! It is also quite a classic cut and print, in my opinion. Oh, and it’s made in the USA! I… Read more »

What I Wore for Visiting Edfu & Kom Ombo

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Wondering what to wear when visiting Edfu & Kom Ombo in Egypt? This post will explain! Dress | Hat (Similar here & here) | Sandals | Scarf | Sunglasses | Watch This was my outfit for a day of exploring temples in Edfu and Kom Ombo. These particular photos were taken in Edfu, though. Both of these destinations required some walking (and there was a few hours of riding on our Nile River cruise in… Read more »

How to Spend 14 Days in Jordan & Egypt - The Ultimate Itinerary

Last Updated on November 13, 2019Edfu and Kom Ombo are towns along the Nile River in Egypt that are home to 2 famous temples. Now, neither of these places are going to rank as high as say Cairo, Luxor or Aswan on peoples’ itineraries. However, does that mean they aren’t worth adding to your Egypt itinerary? In this post, I’ll explain what each location has to offer, and my opinion of whether or not they’re worth visiting. The Temple of… Read more »

Luxor Temple

Last Updated on October 13, 2019Spending 2 days in Luxor, Egypt is just the right amount of time to see the highlights, in my opinion. This will include visiting both the East and West bank (you can actually do that all in one day if you fancy)! I’ll give a couple of different suggestions of how you can break this itinerary up to meet your schedule, and how we spent our 2 days in Luxor. How to Spend 2 Days… Read more »

Nile River Cruise Outfit Idea

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Embarking on a Nile Cruise in Egypt and not sure what to wear? Here is one Nile River Cruise outfit idea! Dress | Sandals | Necklace | Sunglasses During our Egyptian adventure, we had booked 4 nights on a Nile Cruise out of Luxor that sailed to Aswan. I have never been on a cruise until this point. And that being said, I do understand this cruise is not what cruises are typically like. This… Read more »

King Ramses V tomb

Last Updated on July 30, 2019If you’re starting to plan your trip to Egypt, (or just love Ancient Egyptian history) you’ve likely heard about the Valley of the Kings. This is where for nearly 500 years (from the 16th to 11th century BC) the tombs for the pharaohs and nobles were made. They are all located underground in this valley so they would be hidden from looters. (A pyramid is a pretty big target for a looter, and they knew… Read more »

Floral Maxi Dress for the Valley of the Kings

Last Updated on October 16, 2019 It has taken me far too long to figure out to dress appropriately for the heat. Fortunately, by the time I traveled to Luxor, Egypt…I had FINALLY figured out the formula for dressing comfortably yet stylishly for a day of suffocating heat. The heat in Luxor is no joke. We were there during SPRING, and most days were already soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and without a cloud in the sky! (For this day… Read more »

Tips for Visiting Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt

Last Updated on July 30, 2019 Most people come to Luxor, Egypt to see the Valley of the Kings. However, Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple are absolute must-see places in Luxor as well! This post will break down our experience at both, and what you need to know before you go. Getting to Luxor from Cairo We had taken an 8 a.m. flight from Cairo to Luxor. Luxor is where our 4-day Nile Cruise was departing from. So, we checked… Read more »

"The Mummy" Brendan Fraser/Rick O'Connell Inspired Outfit for Egypt

Last Updated on September 29, 2019An outfit I wore in Luxor, Egypt inspired by Brendan Fraser’s character, Rick O’Connell, in the movie “The Mummy.” Shirt (Similar) | Pants (On sale!) | Scarf (Similar) | Watch | Sandals   Growing up, I was absolutely obsessed with the movie, “The Mummy.” (Let’s be real, it’s still one of my favorite movies.) I think I’ve watched it at least 10 thousand times. (I probably watched it even more than Star Wars.) While getting… Read more »

What I Wore to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Last Updated on July 30, 2019Wondering what to wear to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo? This post will explain! Dress c/o* | Flip Flops c/o* | Scarf | Earrings As I’m sure you can tell, these photos weren’t actually taken at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. I did, however, wear this outfit to the museum – I promise! The reason I didn’t have any photos of the outfit at the museum was because I was pretty lazy that day, and… Read more »

Memphis Tours Review

Last Updated on July 30, 2019 The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (a.k.a. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities), is a museum I’ve been dreaming of visiting since I was a little girl. It’s home to more than 120,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt (seriously)! They have so many, they’re honestly running out of room. Visiting this incredible museum is a must for any trip to Egypt. It’s located in the city of Cairo with many tours operating daily. (Or you can buy… Read more »

Great Pyramids of Giza

Last Updated on November 3, 2019 Dress | Sandals | Cami | Necklace | Bracelet Here we go! I’m kicking off my Egypt blog series with my first outfit from the trip. I hope everyone is cool with maxi dresses and maxi skirts…because that’s what the vast majority of my future outfit posts will consistent of. Egypt is a predominately Muslim country, and it’s considered polite to not show much skin (no knees, shoulders or cleavage). This outfit is actually… Read more »