Travel

How Using Travel Can Prepare You for a Minimalist Lifestyle

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

Europe

Confessions of a First Class Wannabe

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

Travel

What Kind of Traveler Are You?

What happens when travel meets science? Curio Collection by Hilton launched it's Curious Gene program, kicking off with some DNA testing! In an effort to better understand our curiosity to travel, Curio Collection turned to science to sponsor the DNA testing of approximately 30 social media influencers to determine if they have the DRD4-7R gene,… Continue reading What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Travel, United States

Fall Bucket List For Someone Staying Local This Season

Summer has officially gone, and autumn is upon us. No matter where you live, summer always proves to be special. In school or not, we all get that "school's out" feeling. Once the fall hits, we seem to start scrambling for outdoor activities before it gets too cold. If you're no longer in school and… Continue reading Fall Bucket List For Someone Staying Local This Season

West Coast

How to Cope When Nothing Goes to Plan

I'll be the first to say I'm not always the most easygoing person. I'm definitely laid back, but I take my traveling seriously, and if I don't get to do what I planned, I get a bit antsy. Last week my boyfriend and I got back from California after a long weekend. Our plan was to… Continue reading How to Cope When Nothing Goes to Plan

Travel

My First Milestone

I know to some, 1000 people may not seem like a big deal. To me, this is everything. I love to write and travel, but when I know people are reading the material I put out there, it gives me that extra push. Blogging can be tough. You start out as a nobody with only… Continue reading My First Milestone

Europe

My Norwegian Cruise Line Experience

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I left for Venice, Italy to embark on a week-long cruise with my family. I've gone on two cruises before: once when I was about 5 years old and once when I was halfway through college. It's safe to say I don't have a wide range of knowledge when… Continue reading My Norwegian Cruise Line Experience

Tips

Get the Best Bang for Your Buck: Best Flight Edition

In the travel world, a major concern is cheap airfare. Questions about finding the cheapest flights to a desired destination swirl in travelers' heads. How do I get the best price? What day is the best day to buy? What day is the best day to fly? Is a connecting flight worth it? You get… Continue reading Get the Best Bang for Your Buck: Best Flight Edition

The Americas

3 Life Lessons from a Weekend in Toronto

Even if no one’s coming, do not cross the street on a red light.  When you’re finished eating dinner at a restaurant, feel free to sit and chat as long as you’d like. Walk slowly through the streets and take in the sights. These are just a few of the things that I learned from… Continue reading 3 Life Lessons from a Weekend in Toronto