the expat diaries | top travel posts

Welcome to the Expat Diaries! Before we start, I want to thank all of you for linking up with us every month. Because of your participation and support, Chelsea and I have been able to meet some of the most amazing women and men living all over the world. We’ve been able to share embarrassing expat stories (man, I love those posts), travel tips, gorgeous photography, and I’ve loved every moment of it.

Since the link-up is coming to an end very soon, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite travel posts with you all. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!

P.S. We’re doing one more link-up next month since I had so many bloggers sign up to co-host and I didn’t want to disappoint. The LAST Expat Diaries will be Thursday, May 1. Seriously, guys. This will be the last one.

My Top Travel Posts:

top travel posts

1. San Francisco.
Our trip to San Francisco included a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf and the Mission, plus a stroll through the Castro. Oh, and Philz Coffee. Philz Coffee is a must.

flying on budget airlines

2. 5 Tips for Traveling on Europe’s Budget Airlines.
While we were expats in the UK, we tried to take as many weekend trips as possible and found that we were able to stretch our budget if we planned ahead and compared discount airlines. Here are our top tips for traveling on these budget airlines.

Amalfi Coast

3. Amalfi Coast, Italy.
When we went on a Mediterranean cruise, my favorite stop was the Amalfi Coast in Italy. You won’t believe how beautiful it is.

Amalfi Coast

4. Dublin, Ireland.
Castles, Guinness, and Trinity College. We explored it all while staying in Dublin.

10 Travel Photography Tips

5. 10 Travel Photography Tips.
Formatting memory cards, travel tripods, lighting, landmarks, and little extras. Do you know how to prepare for your next vacation? Check out these 10 travel photography tips I’ve compiled for you.

Cruden Bay, Scotland

6. Cruden Bay, Scotland.
On a rare, sunny day in Scotland, we decided to travel to Cruden Bay to check out Slain’s Castle and beautiful cliffs on the coast of the North Sea. The colors in Scotland are vivid and make any view look like it’s out of a movie, and even though the castle wasn’t a beauty, it was interesting enough and its placement on the coastline made it a must-see.

St Augustine

7. Saint Augustine, Florida.
St. Augustine is known as the “Ancient City” and one of the most adorable places I’ve ever visited in the United States. The main street shops are charming, there are plenty of attractions (check out Castillo de San Marcos), and the bed and breakfasts? Some of the best.

tips for traveling with an expensive camera

8. Tips for Traveling With An Expensive Camera
Do you have an expensive camera you want to bring on vacation with you? By following the tips in this post, I now feel comfortable traveling with my Nikon D600 and favorite lenses!


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  • Elizabeth Georgian

    Cruden Bay, Scotland sounds lovely!

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    I just found your blog this week, so I missed some of your posts; thank you for this roundup! I especially love the post about travel photography! I’m an American born Taiwanese living in Beijing, soon to be moving back to the States for college. My favorite travel experience would have to be when I was in Belgium for a choir festival with my friends! This happened before I started blogging though, so I didn’t document it unfortunately, but the trips I have documented are at :)

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  • Kelly

    I live in the San Francisco area and Philz Coffee is THE BEST!

  • Jamie | ink + adventure

    I’m swinging through SF this summer and will most definitely be checking your post for tips!

  • Lix Hewett

    The last linkup will be the last possible day I can figure out if I’m going to *become* an expat or not! I just found that funny. I’ll definitely be looking through these posts and links and archives as I prepare for possibly maybe moving-if-the-funds-allow.

  • Jen B.

    Thank you for this roundup Rachel and hosting this expat community! Sad I’m joining at the tail end of Expat Diaries but looking forward to following the various bloggers you’ve rounded up here. All the best to your next chapter back in the US.

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