Ultimate Travel Guide

Thank goodness I’m back on a regular posting schedule, right?? I’ll be coming at you every Sunday from (hopefully) now on, so stay tuned for some great content!

I was inspired to create this Ultimate Travel Guide while promoting my Denver vlog across social media. On Facebook and Twitter, I noticed that people were always asking about places to go and activities to see at destinations both in the US and around the world. So I thought, why not put a travel guide together that organizes all these posts in one place?

Ultimate Travel Guide

Below, you’ll find links to dozens of blog posts to both domestic and international destinations. Some of these are The Swirl’s own posts, but most are from the blogging community! They are organized by continent and then by country and/ or state. At the end of the post, you’ll find general tips and #travelhacks that will be useful no matter where you go!

One of my favorite things about the blogging community is that we always support each other. So show these other blogs some love by checking out their travel (and other) posts!

And make sure to pin this post (Pinterest buttons located at the top and bottom of this post) and save the link so that you can have a nice reference guide for your next travel adventure! Maybe you’ll find a few new places to explore 🙂

North and Central America Travel Guide



Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood – The Confused Millennial

How to Strategize Your San Francisco Vacation – The Confused Millennial

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign – The Confused Millennial

Topanga Canyon State Park – The Confused Millennial

Exploring Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, & Sausalito – The Confused Millennial

San Diego – Classy in California

Santa Monica – xoxo Bella


Denver – The Swirl

2 Days in Colorado – Letters from Sunshine


Delray Beach – Sweetly Sally

Six Hours in Key West – Endless Bliss


Savannah (+ Charleston, South Carolina) – Southern & Style


One Week on Oahu – Always, S

Kailua – Just Jade


Chicago (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) – Caiti Nicole Blog


Bars & Restaurants in New Orleans – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Where to Stay in New Orleans – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Things to Do in New Orleans – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Weekend in New Orleans – Diary of Southern Millennial

New Orleans – Kayla Blogs


Traverse City – My Little Box of Tricks


Omaha Recap – Caiti Nicole Blog


Valley of Fire – xoxo Bella

New York

The High Line in NYC – The Confused Millennial


NYC in Two Days (Day 1, Day 2) – Sincerely, Sam

North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Always, S


Philly – Kayla Blogs

Gettysburg (Places, Food, Shops) – TO&E

South Carolina

Charleston (+ Savannah, Georgia) – Southern & Style

Weekend in Charleston – Thistle Bee


Chattanooga – Gen Twenty

Nashville – Kayla Blogs

Nashville – Southern & Style


Exploring Dallas, Texas – Caiti Nicole Blog

Waco – Caiti Nicole Blog

Houston (Part 1,  Part 2, Part 3) – The Swirl


Exploring Utah – The Confused Millennial

Zion National Park – xoxo Bella


Seattle – Just Jade

Washington DC

Weekend in DC – The Swirl


Mexico / Central America

A Week in Costa Rica – Victori Media

Cancun / Riviera Maya – Coming Up Roses

Swimming with Dolphins in Nassau, Bahamas – Endless Bliss

Horseback Riding in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas – Endless Bliss

Taino Beach in Freeport, Bahamas – Endless Bliss

Jamaica – Becoming Bailey



Vancouver – Gen Twenty

Vancouver – Sincerely, Sam

Quebec – xoxo Bella

Capilano Suspension Bridge – xoxo Bella

Europe Travel Guide


Salzburg, Austria in 24 Hours – tori moore


Brussels – The Swirl


Athens, Greece in 72 Hours – tori moore


St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Dublin – Barry Chic

Four Days in Ireland – Barry Chic

A Weekend in Dublin – The Swirl


Rome, Italy – Southern Belle in Training

4 Places to Visit in Rome from the Lizzie McGuire Movie – Southern Belle in Training

Borghetto Flaminio: A Vintage Flea Market in Rome – Broadcloth

The Netherlands

How to Spend 3 Days in Amsterdam – Five Foot & Fabulous

Amsterdam – The Swirl


A Weekend in Basel – The Swirl

United Kingdom


How to Spend a Week in London – Five Foot & Fabulous

Bath – TO&E

A Classy London Night Out – Broadcloth

London (Part 1, Part 2) – The Swirl

48 Hours in London – Living in Full Bloom


One Week in Edinburgh, Scotland – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Kennedy Castle (Scotland) – RKC Southern

A Weekend in Edinburgh – The Swirl


Asia Travel Guide

Middle East

My Trip to Dubai – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Eastern Asia

Hong Kong – Gen Twenty


Africa Travel Guide


Mt. Kilimanjaro – Always, S


All Around (Multiple Destinations)

Top 10 International Travel Destinations You Have to Visit – The Classic Brunette

Europe Backpacking Trip: Our 2 Week Itinerary – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Europe MUST SEE List – tori moore


Travel Tips & Hacks


Things You Need to Bring on a Long-Haul Flight – Diary of a Southern Millennial

Flying Standby – Traveling Through Tulips

10 Airport + Travel Tips to Help Save Time and Money – The Classic Brunette

7 Tips to a Great Road Trip – Rebekah Blogs


How to Pack for Europe Using Only a Carry-On – Gen Twenty


Navigating European Hostels – Traveling Through Tulips


5 Important Things You Should Know if You Want to Study Abroad – Always, S

11 Hacks that Your Travel Agent Hasn’t Told You – The Sprinkle Blog

4 Tips for Millennials Traveling Abroad – The Confused Millennial

Why Taking a Vacation is Good for Your Career – The Sophisticated Gal

How to Plan Your Next Big Adventure Using Instagram – Easily Inspired

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Travels – Gen Twenty


Make sure to pin this travel guide to save it for all of your future travels! And don’t forget to check out our YouTube page – Gabby and I post really fun travel + lifestyle videos! Have a great week y’all!

  • This post was so helpful – thanks for putting all this together! I can’t wait to reference it for future travels.

    xo, brooke

  • This is such an amazing resource. Pinning now!

  • AHHH this is such a great round up!! Thanks for including my posts!! Now to plan my next trip… 😉

  • This is awesome!! Such a great idea to build the blogging community!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

  • Bella Bucchiotti

    WOW!! this is so comprehensive!! So easy to find based on location, too. Thanks for including some of my posts, too! 🙂