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

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

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

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?

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