*No spoilers, no BS. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, 2013: Page-turning Quality: 7 Love It or Hate It: Love it Why?: The Holocaust is one of the most captivating times in history and one that I find most interesting. I could read about that era repeatedly, and I will still learn something new each time.… Continue reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The first hour of my morning keeps me energized, creative, and more productive throughout the day.
In less than two weeks I’ll be boarding a plane to Glasgow to start a 16-day journey through Scotland and England. My boyfriend, Tom, and I were supposed to go over winter break, but some health complications kept us in the states for the holidays. While we were certainly bummed to push off our trip,… Continue reading How I Deal With Pre-Vacation Jitters
Traveling can be a headache, especially when you travel with one.
Before every trip, I often find myself daydreaming about how it's going to pan out. The trips of my imagination are filled with laughter, crystal clear photography, and memories my boyfriend and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. This time, though, we began our journey and things started taking a turn for… Continue reading Getting a Second Chance
There are several factors that may keep you from traveling despite that nagging feeling of wanting to be somewhere else. Life happens, responsibilities get in the way, and our bodies don’t always agree with us. Sometimes there’s just nothing we can do to avoid a halt in our dreams and plans. Some may say that… Continue reading Overcoming Your Biggest Travel Obstacles
When it comes to fashion, I'm a pretty simple gal. I wear what's comfortable while looking presentable. I used to care a lot about what I looked like, but I've hit a point in my life where I realized it's just not that important to me anymore. I try to stick to a similar, if… Continue reading The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Packing
I never knew it was a topic that was up for debate. I thought it was pretty simple: when the pilot allows, we all have a right to carefully recline our seats to enjoy whatever comfort we can get out of an airplane seat. If you're anything like me, I'm about to shock you all.… Continue reading Do You Ask For Permission to Recline Your Seat on a Plane?
I could never have too many clothes. I bought new shoes more often than groceries. I dreamt of the day I could afford designer clothing. I hoped for a large, beautiful home with a wrap-around porch, a carport, and large kitchen with ample counter space. I overpacked for vacations, spent money faster than I could… Continue reading How Using Travel Can Prepare You for a Minimalist Lifestyle
For years, I dreamed of proudly showing my boarding pass, turning left, and finding my spacious, comfy seat waiting for me. I'd sit, buckle my seatbelt, and be greeted cheerily by a lovely flight attendant, asking "would you like anything to drink, ma'am?" I'd smile and say, "your finest champagne, please." She'd bring it back… Continue reading Confessions of a First Class Wannabe