Life As Marissa

762 Added | 29 Magazines | 4 Likes | 51 Following | 115 Followers | @LifeAsMarissa | Life As Marissa was created for those who are infinitely curious. Curious to see the world around them, to experience new and different things, to learn about people and cultures, to taste the richness of life. Sound like you? Come follow along!

Why Solo Travel Isn’t Really About Being Solo at All

A year ago today, I set off on an 18-hour journey to Sri Lanka. I was traveling not only to the other side of the world, but to a new country that I …

Asia Travel

Taste Test: Rolf and Daughters | Nashville, TN, USA

It’s about time I dedicated a post to my favorite restaurant ever.<p>I’m not normally one to pick favorites, but Rolf and Daughters (R&D to locals) …

Seasonal Food

A Gilded Holiday Tour at the Newport Mansions

If you’re familiar with Newport, Rhode Island, you probably think of its famous collection of summer “cottages” where America’s wealthiest families …

Yes, You Should Visit Mexico City | A First Timer's Take on Mexico's Capital

Let’s talk about Mexico for a minute. In the United States, our neighbor to the south has become our favorite punching bag. Its shining and …

Are Mileage Runs Really Worth the Time and Money?

This weekend I embarked my first mileage run, something I thought I would never do.<p>Many of you may be unfamiliar with what a mileage run is. I …

Traveling Washington, DC on the Cheap: A Roundup of My Favorite Free Activities

Washington, DC is one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S., but for savvy travelers, it can be a very affordable place to visit if you’re …

Lincoln Memorial

The Reality of Business Travel – and Why I Love it Anyway

I discovered pretty early in my career that I wanted to travel for work.<p>I had just graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, having …

Travel

Impressions of the Harley-Davidson Museum | Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

I’ll be honest. Motorcycles aren’t exactly my thing.<p>There’s no doubt that they have appeal: The idea of speeding down an open stretch of road, wind …

The Four Trips You Should Take Every Year (and Two You Should Take Once in Your Life)

If traveling has taught me one thing, it’s to be intentional about the places I go, the things I do and the people I see. Each year I try to carve …

20 Swoon-worthy Photos of Washington, DC in Spring

Colorful homes are set off by new flowers and bright green leaves in Northwest DC.<p>A charming residential neighborhood in Northwest DC.<p>One of DC’s …

U.S. Treasury

My Life is Not a Holiday And Five Other Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wish You Had My Life

100<p>17<p>3<p>Shares 120<p>I honestly never thought I’d be writing a post with that title because even the idea is just that ridiculous. It gets me asking …

Touring the Highest Lake in the World: Peru's Lake Titicaca and the Islas Uros

10 Things You’ll Love to do When Travelling Colombia<p>Hiking Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail – The Top Dog of all Peru Treks!<p>Tour Cusco: A Day Trip to …

What Nobody Tells You in Advance About Safaris in Sri Lanka

A big draw for me to go to Sri Lanka was its wildlife. As an island nation, Sri Lanka’s plants and animals have evolved for centuries with little …

Move Over Dubai: Doha Is About To Be The Middle East's Next Big Destination

Late last year Qatar Airways and the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) announced that a new Transit Visa would be available to all Qatar Airways passengers, free of charge and open to all nationalities. So, on a recent trip back to Los Angeles from India, I took advantage of this and scheduled a long …

Travel

A Tour Of Petra, Jordan

<b>From visiting the Treasury to checking out the Monastery and finding the most beautiful viewpoints in Petra, Jordan, here’s what to expect from your</b> …

Deserts

A Beginner’s Guide to Charleston, South Carolina: 15 Must-See Attractions ~ Maps & Merlot

Charleston, South Carolina is a city like no other. Located in the heart of the South, Charleston is home to picturesque cobblestone streets, stately …

Asia Travel

New GPS website will help you find off-the-beaten-path trails in US national parks

More and more people are heading to America’s national parks to enjoy the incredible nature found around the US. But if you’re hoping to break from fellow travellers and get away from the crowds, a GPS company is aiming to help get hikers off-the-beaten-path.<p>TomTom – a GPS, traffic and navigation …

National Parks

The Best Rooftop Bars in Hong Kong

What better way to soak up this incredible city than with a cocktail in hand at one of the Best Rooftop Bars in Hong Kong.<p>Boasting one of the most …

Hong Kong

Top Highlights of Southeast Asia – Part I

The world is a big place, and nowhere is its diversity more evident than Southeast Asia. If you’re not from near there and have never visited, you’re …

Asia Travel

Exploring India, one Bite at a Time.

I think one of the things that people are equally fascinated by and at the same time scared of in India is the food. How to avoid getting sick in …

The Joy of Slow Travel: Riding Sri Lanka's Railways

Are you the type of person who likes to view the world with a little window glare and motion blur?<p>I am.<p>I fully buy into the romanticism of train …

22 Things to Blog About in May • My Cup of Cocoa

Can you believe it? We’re quickly coming up on the month of May. Do you know what you’re going to blog about next month? May will be here before we …

Cinco de Mayo

Choose the Ideal Mediterranean Sailing Location

Taking a Mediterranean sailing trip is one of the best ways to explore the region, while spending time in the outdoors and enjoying a mode of …

How I use ITA Matrix to find the best value flights (Part 1)

<b>Step 1: Why are you searching for the flight?</b><p>This question is actually deeper than it looks. Are you looking for:<p>the cheapest flight? (Note that …

3 Days in San Francisco: The Ultimate Itinerary ~ Maps & Merlot

As soon as I made it into the city, I knew I was in trouble. I had barely been there 30 minutes, and <b>San Francisco already had me.</b> I’m not sure …

9 Scenic Viewpoints in Prague, Czech Republic

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European Travel

13 Unique Experiences in Sri Lanka

03 | Go Fishing with the Locals<p>A local fisherman in Arugam Bay<p>On one rainy day in Arugam bay, San and I sat next to a backwater lagoon and decided to …

14 Unique and Exciting Things You Should Do in the Philippines

With over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, one will definitely not run out of things to do. The Philippines has it all from rich history, beautiful …

Asia Travel

Experience A Culinary Hike in Bregenzerwald, Austria

Spend an unforgettable day in the Austria’s westernmost province of Vorarlberg on a <b>culinary hike in Bregenzerwald from Warth to Schröcken</b>, where you …