72 Hours in New Orleans | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

72 Hours in… New Orleans

New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the U.S., and last month marked my 4th visit there. I had been three times during college: twice to volunteer at an animal shelter that had been damaged (and overwhelmed with stray pups) following Hurricane Katrina, and once before departing for a spring break cruise. I was particularly…

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Weekend Getaway: Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

Mexico Weekend Getaway: Valladolid, Yucatán

A great alternative to and short road trip from Riviera Maya (where Cancun and Tulum are located), Yucatán offers historic sights, off-the-beaten-path natural wonders, and colorful colonial cities perfect for afternoons spent wandering. One of the cities that's ideal for a weekend getaway: Valladolid, located smack dab in the middle of the Yucatán peninsula. Valladolid is known as a…


48 Hours in Bergen, Norway | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

48 hours in Bergen & One-Day Tour of the Fjords of Norway

The fjords of Norway offer some of the most incredible scenery, and while a vacation to see them can be prohibitively expensive, it doesn't have to be that way if you take a quick trip for 48 hours in Bergen. Especially now that Norwegian Air is offering low fares from U.S. cities like Boston and New York! There's…


Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, Transit Tour, Free Airport Tour, Seoul

12 Hours in Seoul, South Korea | Layover Tips

When I went to the Philippines a couple months ago, my ultra-cheap flight came with a 15-hour layover in Seoul, South Korea. At first I thought, no big deal. I can entertain myself for one day anywhere, right? But then I found out that Seoul is literally the best place one could ever schedule a long…



Island Hopping Tour in Port Barton, Palawan, the Philippines | TheWeekendJetsetter.com

No WiFi, No Problem: Three Days in Port Barton, Palawan

A three hour drive from the city of Puerto Princesa, including one hour on a bumpy, unpaved road that you'll be driven down at top speed, is Port Barton. A laid back beach town, Port Barton makes up for what it lacks in amenities and WiFi with plenty of nearby islands to explore and hammocks…


Port Barton, a relaxing beach town in Palawan, the Philippines - voted "World's Best Island" by Conde Nast Traveler | theweekendjetsetter.com

Palawan Vacation: 5 Days on the World’s #1 Island

Last month I took my first week-long vacation (6 whole days off IN A ROW) in two years. Even The Weekend Jetsetter takes a "real vacation" now and then! I spent 25+ hours each way traveling to Asia to visit the #1 island in the world: Palawan. Not only was it worth the jet lag and…



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Paris is Always a Good Idea… Even for the Weekend!

Paris is a city that many people dream about visiting, and with good reason: it's beautiful, fascinating and filled with delicious pastries (or at least that's one of my top reasons!). But thanks to new budget airlines flying from the U.S., Paris doesn't have to be just a dream anymore. In fact, you can do…


Things to Do in Bologna: 72 Hours // TheWeekendJetsetter.com

Things to Do in Bologna: How to Spend 72 Hours in Italy’s Foodie Capital

As is usually the case with my impromptu European adventures, I was inspired to visit Bologna after booking a great flight deal ($499 round trip) on AirBerlin from New York to Milan. Since I'd already been to Milan, I chose the nearby region of Emilia-Romagna because it's known for being Italy's premiere foodie destination, and…


48 Hours in Rome // TheWeekendJetsetter.com

How 48 Hours in Rome Saved Me from Study Abroad Regret

I never studied abroad in college. Mainly it was because I spent a semester in New York City doing an unpaid internship, which cost an arm and a leg, leaving few pennies for months of frolicking around Europe. I also assumed that one day I'd live in another country slash be an international millionaire by…


Northern side of Martinique // TheWeekendJetsetter.com

Mont Pelée: Adventures on Martinique’s Deadly Volcano

While sun-seeking vacationers flock to the southern resort town of Trois-Ilets and cruise ship passengers disembark in the capital city of Fort-de-France, the northern region of Martinique is relatively untouched by tourists. The main draw here is the volcano, Mont Pelée, but the scenic drive there is half the fun. It’s easy: Norwegian Air now…