Author: ana@gnometrotting.com

  • How to maximize your vacations with limited time off

    How to maximize your vacations with limited time off

    For many of us, there are two things preventing us from traveling all the time: money and time off. Unless you’re a teacher and you have months off for student holidays, you probably have a measly few days to use annually for vacation, if that. The statistics are grim for travelers living in the US. As…

  • Visiting Antelope Canyon

    Visiting Antelope Canyon

    You’ve probably seen the pictures on your Pinterest feeds or Tumblr. Outside of the Grand Canyon, this is one of the most photographed natural phenomenon in the Southwest. So what is it exactly? Where is it located? And how do you get there? Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in northern Arizona nearest to the city…

  • A warning about hotels in Venice

    A warning about hotels in Venice

    Venice is one of the world’s most interesting and unique cities. But sadly, nothing good can last forever and though it probably won’t happen in our lifetime, Venice is a city that is slowly sinking. What that means for you, fellow traveler, is that you have to be very careful about where you stay when…

  • Best hot baths in cold cities

    Best hot baths in cold cities

    I first got addicted to enjoying steaming hot baths in the winter on a trip to Iceland. I live in a hot tropical climate so I’m used to only going into warm bodies of water when it’s almost 90 degrees out and I’m sweltering. When I was in Iceland, we took a day tour of Akureyri…

  • How to make a world traveler fall in love with you in Copenhagen

    How to make a world traveler fall in love with you in Copenhagen

    Once upon a time, I met a guy who developed a growing interest in me. He was funny and charming and had all the good manners his mother taught him still intact. And still, I didn’t take him very seriously. He would take me out to dinner, to have drinks. My friends kept trying to…

  • Top 3 romantic cities in the world

    Top 3 romantic cities in the world

    Every place has its own unique feel to it. Some cities are exciting; others serene. Some inspire creativity, joy, or fun.  The cities on this short list are all places that are inherently romantic. Whether you’re with a significant other or not, something about the architecture, the weather, or the general vibe of each of…