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

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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

Random thoughts, Southern charm, United States

Should You Visit A Place More Than Once?

I leave for a trip to a place I've never been, explore sights I've never seen, and meet people much different than I. I return home with fond memories of my experience, souvenirs with the location's name displayed in all its glory, and stories I will remember until my time on this earth runs out.… Continue reading Should You Visit A Place More Than Once?

One Degree, No Common Sense, Southern charm

One Degree, No Common Sense: Comfort Over Style

If there's one thing I learned from traveling, it's that my common sense is sometimes lacking. I've decided to start up a little segment so other people can learn from my mistakes. The first installment: comfort over style. I consider myself a very smart individual. I'm not a genius, but I certainly believe I'm above… Continue reading One Degree, No Common Sense: Comfort Over Style

Asia, Europe, Random thoughts, The Americas, Travel, United States

Knowing When To Buy Travel Insurance

While booking an almost two-week vacation to the United Kingdom for Christmas and New Year, I was asked if I wanted to spend almost $100 on travel insurance. They sure know how to make you feel like crap for not choosing it, too. No, I do not want to purchase insurance to cover my $1300… Continue reading Knowing When To Buy Travel Insurance

Midwest, Random thoughts

Vegas With Family vs Vegas With Friends

When I hear “Las Vegas,” my first thought is not “family vacation.” I’m sure most people’s first thought is not “family vacation.” Or their second. Or third. Or fourth. Or, honestly, on the list of thoughts at all. Vegas is an interesting place. It’s a city that is stuck in some sort of time warp.… Continue reading Vegas With Family vs Vegas With Friends

Northeast, Random thoughts, Travel

4 Reasons to Date Someone Just As Adventurous As You

For as long as I could remember, I dreamt of taking last-minute, spontaneous trips. The idea of picking somewhere on the map and disappearing for a bit was beyond appealing. The issue? I had no one to do that with. Sure, my friends can be pretty adventurous. They enjoy going on vacations and trips as… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Date Someone Just As Adventurous As You

Northeast, One Degree, No Common Sense

That Time I Decided to Ride a Bike Around Portland, ME

My general consensus? It wasn’t a wise choice. It had been over 10 years since I rode a bike. When I was a kid, my family frequently went bike riding in local parks when the weather was nice. Of course, I went along with them, but I never particularly enjoyed it. I completely chalk it… Continue reading That Time I Decided to Ride a Bike Around Portland, ME

Southern charm, United States

Krazy Key West

Ah, the islands. A relaxing yet eclectic vibe drowns tourists on almost every paradise island. The people are friendly, seemingly stress-free and gorgeously tanned. Any island I’ve been to has offered similar excursions and comparable beaches. While they're beautiful, they can often feel too familiar. Not Key West. I went to Key West over Memorial… Continue reading Krazy Key West