Cramped on a blanket in the park on a Sunday afternoon, we sat discussing French while eating croissants and gourmet cheese. It’d been a gloomy day, and I really didn’t feel like driving all the way downtown for this French honor society rendez-vous. But I’m so glad I did. Even though our little group spans… Continue reading Travel Needn’t Be So Posh
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
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!
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
The black car seat leather burns my thighs as I jump in to speed to my Pure Barre class. Hot air blasts my face, and I fumble with the buttons to find a radio station not playing commercials. They play the same five songs over and over again–it's always Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow or some… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: JULY
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
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
I'm not sure why summer is famed for its supposed lazy vacation days because there hasn't been a moment off this past month! Although a change of pace from the semester, my summer has been bustling with activity from a spelunking daddy-daughter double date to a new workout class. Here's my top 5 from the… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: JUNE
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
Ah, decisions, decisions. Our days consist of so many decisions from what to eat for breakfast to should I work out or nap? (The answer is always nap btw.) Reduce your number of decisions by taking this quiz that will decide your summer travel destination for you.