15 Best Sedona Hikes for All Hiking Levels – Full Hiking Guide

Best Sedona Hikes

The best Sedona hikes! From leisurely walks through vortexes to steep inclines and heart-thumping views of the famous red rocks. Sedona, Arizona is a magical place. Where else can you experience massive red rock cliffs, swirling energy vortexes, and hidden caves, all in one hike?   Sedona has something for everyone, from one-mile strolls to long … Read more

22 Best Things to Do in Florence, Oregon | A Complete Bucket List

Things to do in Florence, Oregon

The best things to do in Florence, Oregon to immerse yourself in the local culture & natural beauty of the Oregon Coast. 

The Oregon Coast has its own kind of magic. I don’t recall ever coming across a coastal region that is as versatile, rugged, and serene. There are various hideaways waiting to be discovered in this underrated part of the world, including one of my favorite spots on the coast – Florence. 

The great thing about this beautiful coastal city is that even though it’s a small town, there are still tons of things to do in Florence, Oregon. 

I visited Florence – Oregon, not Italy – a couple of times while I was living Portland and on trips when I would go visit my parents just outside of Eugene

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12 Best Joshua Tree Hotels & Campsites for Every Budget

Best Joshua Tree Hotels - where to stay in Joshua Tree

A look at the best Joshua Tree hotels for any budget. These are the best hotels and campsites available in and around the Joshua Tree region for any price point.

Joshua Tree is one of Southern California’s famous national parks. Joshua Tree is the type of place you go to get away from the fast paced city life to unwind and explore the desert environment.

Although there aren’t accommodations directly inside Joshua Tree National Park, there are many Joshua Tree hotels to choose from within close proximity.

Joshua Tree is located just a few hours away from major cities. A drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree is a little less than three hours and a drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree takes about the same amount of time.

There are a few areas to choose from when deciding where to stay in Joshua Tree. Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Palm Springs are good jumping off points when visiting Joshua Tree National Park if you don’t want to camp.

Choosing a hotel all depends on your budget and the type of experience you are looking for. Let’s dive into the best options!

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A Guide to the Oregon Country Fair: Everything to Know Before You Go

A guide to the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta

A complete guide to the Oregon Country Fair so you know what to expect, what to enjoy, and where to stay during this hippie festival in Veneta, Oregon.

The Oregon Country Fair has become a staple in Oregon since its start in 1969. I heard about it enough times before I moved to Oregon – mainly from my hippie parents – and I knew I wanted to check it out for myself once I was living in the Pacific Northwest.

The Oregon Country Fair is a three-day festival in Veneta, just outside of Eugene, Oregon.

The fair usually happens at the beginning to middle of July and is something between a renaissance fair, music festival, and an acid trip from the 60s. They continue to expand the festival every year because it has become such a big deal in the community over the past 50 years.

In 2019, the fair had a record attendance with over 50,000 attendees. You could say it has kind of become a big deal in the US festival scene.

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The Best Time to Visit Zion National Park (And What to do Based on the Season)

best time to visit zion national park, utah

The best time to visit Zion National Park depends on the type of outdoor experience you want. Luckily, there’s something for everyone based on your budget and type of adventure you’re looking for. There’s a perfect season for everyone to visit Zion National Park, depending on if you enjoy winter activities or warmer summer adventures. … Read more

20 Things to Do in Richmond, VA (From a Local)

20 things to do in Richmond VA

The best things to do in Richmond, VA from a local! Find out the best attractions and areas of the city to explore for your upcoming trip, all in one post.

We are Samantha and Chris and we run Boozing Abroad! We help connect travelers with local cultures through booze, which is why our mantra is always to “Drink Locally. Travel Globally”.  

While we love tasting and exploring all of the interesting local libations and cultures that this great world has to offer, our hometown of Richmond, Virginia has its fair share of local experiences (and drinks, of course) to keep us busy all by itself. 

Samantha was born and raised in Richmond and has lived here her whole life (except for college), while Chris has lived here since graduating college in 2010. 

We have literally watched Richmond evolve and grow up before our eyes, offering visitors many things to do, see, eat, and drink, and making it an ideal weekend (or longer) getaway. 

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Where to Stay in Los Angeles: Best Hotels, Neighborhoods & Travel Tips

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Planning a visit to the City of Stars? This quick guide on where to stay in Los Angeles will have you falling in love with Southern California and its endless summer. Movies, music, books, newspapers, and all forms of media paint Los Angeles as the go-to destination where people can turn their dreams into reality. … Read more

17 Best Oahu Hikes: From Waterfalls to Coastal Views

Best Oahu Hikes

A guide to the best Oahu hikes to tackle while you’re soaking up that island sun, because every trip to the tropics should have a little adventure!

Oahu is an island geared for adventure – both on land and sea.

Although there are plenty of water activities to partake in to your heart’s content, Oahu hikes are worth a day or two of exploration if you want to have the best combination of good views and a decent workout.

From waterfalls to pillboxes and coastal breezes, these are the top Oahu hikes I’d recommend for any hiker, in order of easiest to the most difficult trails.

Pack your rain jacket, prepare for the tropics and some of the best island viewpoints of your life.

Welcome to Oahu!

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