Author: Sky Ariella

Sky Ariella is a professional writer from New York with an insatiable craving for exploring the world. After a post-college adventure around 6 Asian countries, she dove head-first into a writing career and travel lifestyle. Sky currently lives in Mexico City with her dog Bear.
Where to Stay in Seville in 2023 (Best Areas & Places)

Where to Stay in Seville in 2023 (Best Areas & Places)

Even though it isn’t the biggest city in Spain, you still need to give fair consideration to where to stay in Seville. Whether you’re planning to stay in Seville for a week or move there for a lifetime, you need the details on each of the city’s distinct neighborhoods before committing. I visited Seville, Spain…

23 Best Things to Do in Barcelona (in 2023)

23 Best Things to Do in Barcelona (in 2023)

Spain is overflowing with rousing cities, but the list of things to do in Barcelona is longer than almost anywhere else in the country. The eclectic range of activities makes it effortless to stay entertained while you’re visiting Barcelona.  Barcelona offers historical architecture, renowned museums, and even natural wonders surrounding the city. That’s why it’s…

Portugal Packing List | 25 Things People Forget [2023]

Portugal Packing List | 25 Things People Forget [2023]

Having the perfect Portugal packing list is essential for a successful trip to this European country, especially for 2023. But figuring out what items and clothing pieces you need to pack for Portugal is trickier than you might think.  The season, the type of traveler you are, and the places you visit in Portugal will…

Spain Packing List (25 Things You Might Forget to Bring)

Spain Packing List (25 Things You Might Forget to Bring)

Having an awesome Spain packing list is a key ingredient for a flawless experience in the country. You don’t want to forget important items, and figuring out what to wear in Spain takes some extra consideration.  And I’m here to help! I traveled all around southern and northern Spain for upwards of two months and…

17 Best Day Trips from Lisbon (in 2023)

17 Best Day Trips from Lisbon (in 2023)

If you need a break from the frenzied streets of Portugal’s capital city, then there are plenty of exciting day trips from Lisbon to scratch that itch. Within just two hours of Lisbon, you can find an outstanding assortment of towns and attractions.   Ancient cities, romantic palaces, local wineries, world-class surfing, and tons of natural…

19 Best Places to Visit in Portugal (in 2023)

19 Best Places to Visit in Portugal (in 2023)

Even though it’s one of Europe’s smaller countries, there is a deceptively long list of places to visit in Portugal. Portugal’s major cities and quaint towns are known around the globe for their high-end food and beguiling nightlife. From the west coast to southern Portugal, you’ll find beautiful beaches, fishing villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites,…

Is Mexico Safe for Travel? (Honest Advice for 2023)

Is Mexico Safe for Travel? (Honest Advice for 2023)

When you’re planning to visit Mexico, there is one question that every traveler wants to answer first and foremost: is Mexico safe?  As a whole, Mexico is generally safe for travelers if you take proper precautions, do your research, and use your head. The safety situation in Mexico does vary considerably by region, however. The…

NYC On a Budget in 2023 (How to Do It On the Cheap)

NYC On a Budget in 2023 (How to Do It On the Cheap)

Due to its expensive reputation, you may be wondering if it’s impossible to do NYC on a budget. The reality is, though it certainly can be very pricey, affordably visiting NYC is well within the realm of possibility.  With some money-saving tips and insight into the most affordable things to do in New York, you…

Topo Designs Global Travel Bag Review (An Honest Take)

Topo Designs Global Travel Bag Review (An Honest Take)

If you’re looking for a straightforward Topo Designs Global Travel Bag review, you’ve found it. I’ve traveled out of backpacks for months at a time. I know what I’m looking for when it comes to finding the best travel backpacks. With that knowledge in hand, I decided to make the Topo Designs Global Travel Bag…

5 Day Hudson Valley Itinerary for 2023 (The Perfect Planner)

5 Day Hudson Valley Itinerary for 2023 (The Perfect Planner)

If you’re looking for an epic Hudson Valley itinerary for your upcoming New York trip, then you’ve come to the right place. New York’s Hudson Valley region along the Hudson River is a hot spot for prime restaurants, art, and expansive natural beauty, but the sheer number of things to see and do can make…

21 Best Things to Do in Central Park (in 2023)

21 Best Things to Do in Central Park (in 2023)

One of the most affordable activities in legendarily expensive New York City is to find things to do in Central Park.  In the park, you’ll find activities that can keep kids busy all afternoon, lowkey spots to hang out alone and read a book, and romantic date activities for a Saturday evening.  When I lived…

Solo Travel for Women (13 Useful Tips & 13 Fun Trips)

Solo Travel for Women (13 Useful Tips & 13 Fun Trips)

If you’re considering a trip but wondering if solo travel for women is safe or looking for places to go, then you’ve come to the right place. Traveling solo as a woman is one of the most empowering experiences I’ve ever had. Solo travel is something I recommend to anyone regardless of gender identity, but…

Hostel vs Hotel? Here Are Key Differences & Honest Advice

Hostel vs Hotel? Here Are Key Differences & Honest Advice

Hostels vs hotels — if you’re planning a big trip and wondering which is best for you, then you’ve come to the right place! Hotels and hostels are two entirely different experiences. Hotel guests have the upper hand with privacy and amenities, while staying in a hostel dorm is a great way to meet people…

AirBnb vs Hotel – Which is Better? (Honest Pros & Cons)

AirBnb vs Hotel – Which is Better? (Honest Pros & Cons)

The Airbnb vs hotel debate has been around since the famous accommodation rental platform hit the scene over a decade agpoo. And rightly so. These two accommodation options are vastly different, and both have their pros and cons.  If you’re trying to solve the Airbnb vs hotel question for your next vacation, then look no…

15 Best New York City Neighborhoods (in 2023)

15 Best New York City Neighborhoods (in 2023)

Curious about the best New York neighborhoods? NYC neighborhoods are geographically close to each other but still very distinct. It’s one of the things that makes New York City unlike anywhere else on the planet. Of course, finding the perfect neighborhood for you depends on what exactly you’re looking for. After living in New York…

16 Best Mexico City Bars & Nightlife Spots (in 2023)

16 Best Mexico City Bars & Nightlife Spots (in 2023)

After trying the food and seeing the sites, experiencing some Mexico City nightlife is a great choice. There are so many fun bars in Mexico City. Mexico City’s party scene is lively, exciting, and a whole world of fun. Whether you’re into a luxurious evening of craft cocktails and appetizers or you prefer bar hopping around…

Las Grutas de Tolantongo (The Ultimate Guide)

Las Grutas de Tolantongo (The Ultimate Guide)

Las Grutas de Tolantongo is one of the coolest outdoor sites close to Mexico City. So many tourists are itching for a convenient escape into nature after spending some time in the bustling Mexican capital. That’s why Tolantongo is so perfect.  The distinctly cotton-candy blue waters of Las Grutas Tolantongo are its signature draw. From…

15 Famous Mexico City Landmarks & Historical Sites

15 Famous Mexico City Landmarks & Historical Sites

There are tons of unique Mexico City landmarks and historical sites. Whether you’re a tourist visiting for the first time or a local who’s lived there your whole life, Mexico City landmarks provide a little peek into Mexican history, culture, and values.  After living in Mexico City for the better part of a year, I’ve…

7 Day Mexico City Itinerary (How to Plan The Perfect Trip)

7 Day Mexico City Itinerary (How to Plan The Perfect Trip)

Making a Mexico City itinerary for your week-long vacation isn’t an easy task. A week sounds like a long time, but when you’re trying to see all that Mexico City has to offer, it feels much shorter.  That’s why crafting a detailed Mexico City itinerary is so important for making the most of your trip….

15 Mexico City Brunch & Breakfast Spots (in 2023)

15 Mexico City Brunch & Breakfast Spots (in 2023)

Starting your day off at a delectable Mexico City brunch & breakfast spot is practically required with so many great options. In Mexico City, you can find everything from classic Mexican breakfast dishes to international options showcasing French and European traditions.  Mexico City has an affinity for brunch. So when you’re visiting Mexico City, you…

Mexico City on a Budget (How to Eat, Stay, & Do It Cheaply)

Mexico City on a Budget (How to Eat, Stay, & Do It Cheaply)

Many people worry that traveling will destroy their wallets, but it’s totally possible to do Mexico City on a budget. Even though it’s a large metropolitan city, Mexico City is actually very affordable. With a little planning and a few important money-saving tips I’ll share in this post, you can easily visit Mexico City without…

13 Best Museums in Mexico City (in 2023)

13 Best Museums in Mexico City (in 2023)

Like many capital cities around the world, there’s an abundance of interesting museums in Mexico City. These menageries have a range of focuses from contemporary art museums and natural history museums to archaeological collections and castles.  After spending the past six months in Mexico City, I’ve found that one of the best ways to learn…

11 Best Markets in Mexico City

11 Best Markets in Mexico City

Visiting the local markets in Mexico City is a memorable part of every traveler’s experience.  Latin American countries in general have incredible markets, but Mexico City’s are something special. Here you’ll find exotic meats, artisanal goods, fresh produce, jewelry, and more. If you’re craving a taste (literally and figuratively) of the local culture, then spending…

25 Best Restaurants in Mexico City (Where to Eat in 2023)

25 Best Restaurants in Mexico City (Where to Eat in 2023)

Finding the best restaurants in Mexico City can be a bit of a hunt. After all, there are around 15,000 places to eat in the area, each serving up fare from international dishes to traditional Mexican cuisine.  Luckily, you won’t have to go searching much farther for the best restaurants in Mexico City.  After living…