Travel

How I Deal With Pre-Vacation Jitters

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

Life, Money, Tips, Travel

Overcoming Your Biggest Travel Obstacles

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

Travel

Do You Ask For Permission to Recline Your Seat on a Plane?

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?

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, 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

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

Money, Tips

How to Save Enough Money to Travel Around the World

Every time I tell a friend or coworker I’m going off on another adventure, I get the same reaction: “Where do you get all this money from?!” Let me assure you, my family is not rich, nor am I. My parents do not pay for my trips. I don’t have a side hustle that earns… Continue reading How to Save Enough Money to Travel Around the World

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?