You’re probably wondering, ‘What is a travel mascot?’ But if you know that a travel mascot is a stuffed animal or figurine that travelers bring on their journeys, you might be wondering why anyone would bother to pack one for their trip. Travel mascots are great for travelers who don’tRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination Game Hey super sleuths, I introduced the Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination game to the blog a while ago. However, it has been a year since I posted my last set of clues and videos, so I am going to remind you of the premise of MysteryRead More →

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Winter inspires many travelers to pack up their bags in search of a tropical paradise. But even though you may need to bundle up, winter holidays in the snow can be just as magical! Travel bloggers share their best winter wonderland and tropical paradise destinations to persuade you to visitRead More →

Winter Wonderland vs. Tropical Paradise

This list of winter wonderlands and tropical paradises, hand-picked by travel bloggers, will inspire you to travel during the chilly months. Although it is tempting to hibernate at home when the weather gets cold, you can actively explore sunny, seaside destinations or picturesque, snowy villages instead of permanently parking on theRead More →

Although I’m not an Instagram mega-star, my top Instagram posts 2017 demonstrate that the Up&AtEm Travel Instagram account has come a long way since joining in 2016! My #2017bestnine reveals that my travel photos (and insightful or piquant captions, of course) have received 28,000+ likes. I never post all myRead More →

From checking out Macau’s cultural scene to rolling through Colorado in America’s biggest truck, the Up&AtEm Travel highlights 2017 are varied! Although I did not visit any new countries this year, I am just as thrilled looking back on these special trip memories as I was in 2016. Without furtherRead More →

“Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir, follows her journey through Italy, India and Indonesia. She documents the fantastic eats in Italy, her lessons at an ashram in India, and her love life in Bali. However, these “where to eat, pray & love” travel blogger recommendations highlight other destinations thatRead More →

Cave of the Winds

The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, overlooking Williams Canyon in Manitou Springs, Colorado, sits next to the picturesque Garden of the Gods. The garden’s majestic red rock formations, such as the “Kissing Camels” and the “Balancing Rock,” draw many visitors. But the rock formations and cave structures within CaveRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination

Do you miss the days of watching Carmen Sandiego? More importantly, do you miss the mystery of discovering where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, I confess I’m no illustrious super villain, but geography and travel lovers can play the Up&AtEm Travel Mystery Destination game to fill the void.Read More →

Hotel Legend Palace

Macau’s luxurious Legend Palace Hotel opened to great anticipation in February 2017. Drawing aesthetics from Monte Carlo, Legend Palace Hotel joins the Victorian-styled Rocks Hotel and the Harvourview Hotel as top-notch East European-inspired accommodation along Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. With an on site casino and open views of water, the 5-starRead More →

Pousada de Coloane pool

Macau is more than a collection of grand hotels and casinos. Although tourists nip to cultural hotspots such as Senado Square, the Ruins of St. Paul’s and A-Ma temple, heading south to Coloane is a more relaxed way to soak up Macau’s mixed Chinese and Portuguese colonial heritage. A goodRead More →

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines, headquartered in Florida, offers seriously cheap flights. But with mixed online reviews and possible add on fees – are plane tickets with Spirit Airlines even worth booking? I tentatively recommend them as a budget airline, comparable to European counterparts such as easyJet and Ryanair, which are similarly divisiveRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel on She Roams Solo

On International Women’s Day, She Roams Solo published an interview with freelance travel writer and Up&AtEm Travel founder, Alison Roberts-Tse, about solo female travel. The new website and online community, abbreviated as SRS, focuses on issues that independent female travelers may face while abroad. The impulse behind the creation of SheRead More →

Santorini

I’m ready to say “sayonara” to 2K16 – a year that kicked off with a car crash and continued to metaphorically drizzle for its duration. Though coming home to J after a frustrating commute in each direction and a long workday multiplied by management’s pettiness, I was exceptionally thankful forRead More →