6 Travel Hacks

Travel hacks to save money, time, and space

1. Use your eyeliner as a mascara- place the wand as close to the lash line as possible.  You won't get the cat-eye look, but you will get yourself a sexy smudged look while saving space in your makeup bag. 

2.Infinity scarves give you infinite options.  Use one as a blanket when you're cold, or fold it over your face to block out the light while napping.

3. Collect travel and sample sized items for when you travel.

4. Find your product savior.  We suggest a travel-sized jar of Egyptian Magic.  It won't be confiscated by TSA agents and can be used as a cuticle cream, lip balm, flyway smoother- literally anything you could ever need.    

5. Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep your clothes smelling clean and reduce static cling.

6. Store your lose chargers or cables in a sunglasses case so they don't get lost.  

Posted on November 20, 2015 .

Top Markets to Visit While Traveling in Italy

Markets are one of the best parts about traveling and you truly get to experience the country you are in. You’re able to wander aimlessly through the old cobblestoned streets, and discover the beauty and history of what the culture has to offer you! Take a look at some of our favorite markets throughout Italy where you’ll find all sorts of souvenirs, food, antiques, and leather goods!

Posted on August 9, 2015 .

Top Places to See in Nicaragua

1. Explore Granada! Granada is known to have some of the best preserved and most colorful architecture in Nicaragua!

2.    Calling all surfers! San Juan del Sur is the most popular beach destination in Nicaragua, and is a must to catch that perfect wave.  Relax and take in the breathtaking views with a beer in hand in San Juan del Sur.

3.    Volcano boarding! This is an extremely popular activity for all the thrill seekers! Backpackers hike to the top of Cerro Negro, which is an active volcano, and then board down the side of the volcano! 

4. Relax on the island of Ometepe! Located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, this is a great place to slow down and take in the sites while lounging in a hammock.

5. Visit the Stone Man: Wander north to the city of Esteli and visit the man behind the sculptures, the stone-carving hermit named Alberto that creates these carvings in the Tisey Estanzuela Natural Reserve.  

Posted on July 14, 2015 .

4 Essential Items to Pack for Bali

1. Lightweight Harem Pants: Winter doesn't really exist in Bali and it is typically hot hot HOT year-round.  So be sure to pack a pair of lightweight harem pants in a fun print that you can wear almost every day.  They're easy to wear over your swimsuit or can also be dressed up  for drinks with a cute pair of sandals and a bold statement necklace.  We like this pair from LJC designs on Etsy (made in Bali) at https://www.etsy.com/listing/238621162/ladies-yoga-pants-navy-white-daisy-print?ref=shop_home_active_1 

2.  Small, Secure Purse with a Zippers: Let's be honest, you can never be too safe when traveling the world through foreign places.  You never know when you'll accidentally wander into a situation that can put you at risk.  That's why we recommend bringing a small cross-body purse with zippers that you can keep in front of your body- especially in crowded places.  We recommend one like this from Lo & Sons... https://www.loandsons.com/the-pearl

3. Modest Lightweight Top: Southeast Asia is known for their mysteriously beautiful temples and sites of religious importance.  You certainly don't want to be denied entry for wearing a sleeveless top or something immodest, so be prepared!  And of course-the more lightweight, the better.  

4. Deet-Free, Natural Bug Spray:  Being bitten up by mosquitos can sometimes seem like the end of the world or even put a damper on the day for some.  That's why you cannot be caught anywhere near Southeast Asia without some insect repellent that is kind to your body but keeps the bugs at bay.  We recommend grabbing a bottle of Quantum Buzzaway from Amazon before your trip http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OCMH9G/

Posted on June 28, 2015 .

Top Ways to Feed Your Wanderlust

1.     Read! Books are a great way to take you to another world and they have the ability to fill your mind with beautiful pictures and ideas!

2.     Plan a trip! If your wallet doesn’t allow you to go on a trip at this very moment, you can still take the time and plan your ideal vacation that you’ve been wanderlusting about forever!


3.      Explore your hometown! Chances are your hometown holds a lot more to it than just the routine stops you make on a weekly basis. Get out and explore what your town has to offer!

4.      Create a vision board! Surf the internet, flip through magazines, and take photos that inspire the inner travel bug! Put them on a vision board so every time you walk past your wanderlust is fed just a little!  We love using Pinterest, follow us on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/maria_andrea/live-worldly/

5.      Prepare a foreign meal! Get in the kitchen and cook up a delicious meal from the country of your dreams! The tasteful aromas will spark a sense of adventure!

6.    Learn a new language! Take up a new tongue from a country you've been dying to visit! Chances are not only will you learn more about the culture, but you may meet people from there too! 

7. Build a travel playlist! Music has a the strong power to inspire, motivate, and energize.  Create a perfect travel playlist like this one on 8tracks.

Posted on June 16, 2015 .