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


Getting a Second Chance

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

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


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?


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

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

Random thoughts

Connect With Me!

Reading my blog is super cool, and I love every one of you for it, but you should check me out on Instagram and Facebook, too! I'm always posting photos and videos from various trips I've been on, as well as sharing links to other articles to provide tips, ideas, and more. You can find… Continue reading Connect With Me!

Random thoughts, Travel

Don’t Be A Travel Snob

We all know one whether you realize it or not. You’re telling a friend, a coworker or a family member about the trip you have planned for the summer. “I just booked my flight to London. It’s my first time out of the country, so I can't wait!” You notice the other person’s eyes light… Continue reading Don’t Be A Travel Snob