QUIZ: Which City Are You Crushing On?

Heart aflutter.  Breath stolen.  Jaw dropped.  Reality suspended—for a moment.  Travel makes me giddy.  An unexplored city to discover, to know and to love is one of my favorite things.  It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m sitting here crushing about cities.  (Yes, I wrote a love letter to travel.) Some cities make us say, “eh, I… Continue reading QUIZ: Which City Are You Crushing On?


3 Ways to Beat Jet Lag According to Sleep Specialists

Rustling and rumbling in your bed the night before a big trip?  I know—I get excited for big trips too.  Trying every position possible to get some shut-eye on the plane ride to no avail?  I get you.  I remember my heavy eyelids after my flight to London from the intense jet lag and know… Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat Jet Lag According to Sleep Specialists


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… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: DECEMBER


Inside a Road Trip through Iceland

It honestly was an accident the way Laura Miserez decided to go on a trip to Iceland.  Two of her lifelong friends, Lauren and Brooke Micke, had already started planning their trip to Iceland and mentioned it to Laura.  Naturally, she told them how jealous she was, and they extended an invite—which she didn’t take… Continue reading Inside a Road Trip through Iceland


Girls’ Weekend In KC

Growing up with extended family who lived in Kansas City, I’ve been there more times than I can count.  And it’s for that reason that I’ve taken the gem of a city for granted; I’ve only ever been to their houses and haven't seen the city. But recently some gal pals invited me for a… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend In KC


The Story Behind Round Trip

I remember the page-long list of blog title ideas I rattled off sitting on the carpet in my older sister’s room.  I’d read off some, and soon enough Taylor said, “Stop.  Round Trip, I like the ring of that.”  And a baby was born—my blog baby was born.  (Motherhood gets to ya, man…)  And in… Continue reading The Story Behind Round Trip


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.… Continue reading The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers


40 Ways to Travel Better: Your Complete Guide to Maximize Time, Money & Energy

I’ve had my share of adventures—lessons, mistakes and all. Like that one time I accidentally dined and dashed in France and realized it awkwardly late—like across the street late. Or the time I told a guy that I was sexually-aroused excited for a weekend in the mountains instead of pumped-up excited. (Hey, foreign language is… Continue reading 40 Ways to Travel Better: Your Complete Guide to Maximize Time, Money & Energy


5 Travel Bloggers I Love

Checking your bank account is the most surefire way of getting a reality check—especially as a student.  We all have dreams to seek new adventures, to travel the world, to check one more thing off that bucket list.  Or heck, even just to do some "much-needed" online shopping.  But these aspirations often remind us where… Continue reading 5 Travel Bloggers I Love


Maddie Koerner on Solo Travel & Life in Europe

An Instagram picture may be worth a thousands words, but Maddie Koerner knows that’s not enough.  “The people that are seeing my pictures aren't experiencing the excitement I felt when I saw the Eiffel Tower light up or the friendships that I've made throughout my journeys,” she said. “This is why I believe traveling is… Continue reading Maddie Koerner on Solo Travel & Life in Europe