The 3 F’s

Food, Fun, and Facts.

The three most important details you need to know before your next trip and you can find them all right here!

There are so many tips and guides to cover before going on a trip , but what are the most important elements to prepare for? This is the question I receive most often because people don’t know where to start in the planning process. I have learned that spontaneous adventures can be some of the best and some of the worst travel experiences, but you need a healthy mix of the two to have an awesome trip.

I usually use spontaneity for times in my trips when I see an activity, restaurant, local farmers market, pop-up festival, or unexpected picturesque view to pull over and act on it. These are safer situations where you are more than likely to have a great time and create memories that will last a life time. There are many pieces and parts of a trip that I do not recommend using spontaneity for though and I have listed those in the following checklist.

  • Accommodations (hotel, resort, Airbnb, VRBO, etc.)

  • Transportation (rental car, taxi, Uber, bus, etc.)

  • Restaurants- at least a few nearby

  • Must-do activities

  • Current safety situation in the country being traveled to

  • Cultural differences from home country (language, currency, etc.)

I am committed to providing my fellow travel enthusiasts with all of my travel experiences from bad to good and all of the details in between. You will be fully prepared to have the adventure of a lifetime that includes the proper preparation as well as a guide of spontaneous options to choose while you’re on your vacation.


Hawaii Beach Vacation in Maui


Traveler, Blogger, Entrepreneur

I am the wanderlust traveler behind my blog, A Side of Travel. Being an entrepreneur comes hand-in-hand with owning a blog because you have to have that mind-set to make it successful. My definition of success for this blog is that my adventures can help you avoid the travel mistakes, take advantage of the opportunities, and discover the experiences you didn’t know you were looking for.


I believe no two people are the same, but I share most things in common with all of you; a full-time job, budget restrictions, and responsibilities. All of these blogs and travel tips are coming from a person who is just like you, which enables you to take my recommendations and plan an entire trip out of it or tailor it to your needs and wants.