11 Travel Movies to Inspire Your Next Adventure

I’m living in the restless in-between, when adventures and new places feel both distant in the past and far-off in the future. While nothing cures that melancholy like booking a flight, the next best thing to satisfy that wanderlust craving is to queue up a series of travel-themed movies. While your wallet and commitments demand… Continue reading 11 Travel Movies to Inspire Your Next Adventure


40 Things to Do in Columbia, MO

“Missouri, it’s not that bad.”  I’ve heard this catchphrase and seen this laptop sticker oh-so many times.  This Midwestern state doesn’t get the best rap, but I’ve grown more fond of it over the years.  From hiking trails to antique shops, Missouri has more to offer than first meets the eye. Columbia sits smack dab… Continue reading 40 Things to Do in Columbia, MO


City Guide to Vancouver, Canada

If I'm being honest, I hadn't really thought much about our neighbor up north.  My knowledge of Canada consisted of the following: Their books were always more expensive that American ones; they ate maple syrup, had funny accents and said "sorry" a lot.  (Much of my Canada facts came from How I Met Your Mother,… Continue reading City Guide to Vancouver, Canada


Travel Thoughts Journal is on the market!

We all have thoughts and stories to tell, but getting them on paper is a whole different issue. And our travel experiences aren't immune to this writer's block. It's during these weeks that we're flooded with emotions and experiences we know we'll cherish, but oftentimes these moments become foggy just months after we return home.… Continue reading Travel Thoughts Journal is on the market!


City Guide to Seattle

There’s this cult-like following of the Pacific Northwest.  Other hot vacation spots like Cabo or Florida just don’t compare to the hype surrounding PNW disciples.  At the end of July, I made my first trip to the Pacific Northwest, and I can see why all the fuss—its nature access, perfect weather and stunning views make… Continue reading City Guide to Seattle


Photo Diary: Chihuly Museum in Seattle

"We'll stop by the Space Needle and this glass museum that's highly rated."  My mom had set the itinerary for our trip to Seattle, and while I knew we had to stop by the famed Space Needle, the OG Starbucks and the classic Pike Place Market, I'd never heard of the Chihuly Museum.  How could… Continue reading Photo Diary: Chihuly Museum in Seattle


An Italian Wedding & A Swiss Tipi

Now, Sal, we're leaving everything behind us and entering a new and unknown phase of things. All the years and troubles and kicks—and now this! so that we can safely think of nothing else and just go on ahead with our faces stuck out like this, you see, and understand the world as, really and genuinely speaking, other… Continue reading An Italian Wedding & A Swiss Tipi


Caribbean Vacation in St. Martin

The life of zip lining across a forest, digging your toes in the sand and hiking a volcano is the dream.  For fellow blogger and friend Kaitlyn Bailey, this dream became a reality last summer when she traveled to St. Maarten, Anguilla, Saba and St. Barts.  Her schedule was filled with spending time on the… Continue reading Caribbean Vacation in St. Martin

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How to Throw the Perfect Bastille Day Party

While I'm an American by blood (and proud), I have this insatiable crush on France.  Its romance language makes my heart race, and its commitment to Nutella as a basic food group makes me salivate.  The French take their time, savor each moment and make some dang good dessert.  Their independence day is approaching rapidement,… Continue reading How to Throw the Perfect Bastille Day Party


Not Your Grandma’s Travel Advice

Originally published on Girl with a Planner. I love my grandma; I really do.  As kids, we’d go to the dollar store with her to pick out toys.  My siblings and I went to her house to play dress up with her colorful scarves and watch poorly-made VHS tapes about trolls.  Even though we can… Continue reading Not Your Grandma’s Travel Advice