Photo Diary: Christmas Markets in Prague

I’d heard of these Christmas markets and how magical they were, but I had yet to see them for myself until I visited Prague this January. Christmas had been over for more than a week, but Prague’s Christmas markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square were abuzz with sweet treats and little trinkets. From [...]


Round Trip Roundup: NOVEMBER

In the moment, it can feel intense.  In the moment, it can feel like the end of the world.  In the moment, it can feel like the best thing you could do for yourself. In the moment. Whether it's getting unnecessarily frustrated at a red light or slap-happy laughter at midnight on a Tuesday, those [...]

Round Trip Roundup: DECEMBER

"How am I supposed to slow it down so I can figure out who I am?"  This Judah & the Lion lyric resonates with me greatly looking back on this past month, semester and year overall.  It's true what they say about life getting faster the older you get.  Here's a quick recap on the [...]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

It's that time of year again!  The holidays are right around the corner, and here are gift ideas for the traveler in your life. This post includes affiliate links; I may receive a small commission if you purchase items from the links included.  All opinions are my own. Clothes (because you gotta wear something) 1. [...]

When Traditions Fail Us

Some things never change.  The tree always goes up the day after Thanksgiving while Frosty, Frosty Returns and A Charlie Brown play in the background.  Christmas Eve is always with Mom’s side of the family.  I can’t remember a Christmas morning without pancakes doused in maple syrup complemented by a glass of grape juice.  Even beyond [...]

7 Gift Ideas for the Traveler

Eep!  Christmas is just around the corner, and I cannot wait to make Muddie Buddies, watch Elf and Eloise at Christmastime and find the perfect gifts for family and friends.  While I do love scouring the Internet and aisles of Target to find presents for the gal pals and sibs, it’s really tough when you have NO [...]