2017 Travel Round Up

2017 was an interesting year of travel for House Ballisty. We started the year by saying this would NOT be a year of travel. Instead, we were going to focus our time and money on home improvements like new landscaping, new exterior paint, etc. but what happened? We got all the house stuff done but… we…

Travel Internationally Like a Pro – Part 1

Show of hands: who likes to travel to an international destination? Me me me! 🙋 But sometimes, travelling is hard work. I know that sounds like a first-world problem, but it totally is. You have all this planning and excitement built up to get to your amazing destination; but before you get there, you gotta survive…

An Adventure in Hong Kong, a Trip Report

Okay. Hong Kong was a crazy trip. I’m just going throw it out there right now. You’re going to read this and think: ‘they are completely insane.’ And maybe we are. But I recently read a quote by Genevieve Gorder via Grace Bonney’s In the Company of Women and it just really has been my life statement lately: Travel…

Trip Planning with Instagram

Here are my top 3 tips on how to use Instagram to plan your trip! I follow these tips myself; for our upcoming trip to Hong Kong, we booked flights on an insanely amazing fare and knew we could figure out the rest later. I knew nothing “touristy” about the city other than the history of the…

Spain

I have the strangest dreams sometimes. I woke up today thinking about Spain. Maybe it’s because we’re wanderlusting over our next adventure, or I’m just so busy at work I’m dreaming of getaways to help this busy time go by, but I just miss exploring.