End of the Year Review: 2018

At the beginning of 2018, I chose one word to focus on and grow in throughout 2018. This was the first year I chose only one word instead of three for the whole year so I was curious to see how that played out for me and my own personal growth. Before I dive too…

A Travel Guide to Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park

I’m a list maker, so naturally when I came to Europe, I made a list of all the places I wanted to visit while over here (I mean, aside from just writing “everything” on a piece of paper). Plitvice Lakes National Park was high up on the list (or the waterfall park as I still can’t…

50 Travel Tips for a Less Stressful Adventure

Mistakes are a part of life. Especially when it comes to traveling. It’s always easier to look back on a trip and see things that you would have done differently. I have made a lot of mistakes in my travels in the 30 or so countries that I’ve been to. So I’ve made a list…

How to Pack for a Week in Europe

One of the most stressful things about traveling is packing. Even after dozens of trips, packing still stresses me out. What if I pack too much? Or too little? What if my bag goes over the weight limit? Or the size limit?! Even though it can be stressful to pack, I like to look at…

Why You Should Travel Solo (At Least Once)

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a perfect travel partner — maybe you haven’t found someone you get along with enough to spend extended time in a car together or you haven’t been able to line your schedules up. But just because you don’t have a travel partner, doesn’t mean you can’t…

Lake Bled, Slovenia [PHOTO BLOG]

On my recent trip to Slovenia, I spent some time in Ljubljana but also managed to make my way to enjoy the beautiful country side! In everything I was reading online about Slovenia, Lake Bled seemed to be one of the top places to go. It’s only an hour from Ljubljana so we decided to…

Venice, Italy [PHOTO BLOG]

After about 3 weeks of living in Italy (an hour from Venice, mind you), I finally visited Venice! It was such a magical city! I didn’t get to check everything off my Venice bucket list (yes, I do have an actual list). Instead, we spent most of the day just wandering around. It just gives…

Portland, Oregon [Photo Blog]

Despite all the traveling that I’ve done, I had never been to the west coast (shame on me, I know). So naturally when my travel partner had a wedding out near Portland, Oregon and asked me if I wanted to go, I was onboard! Apparently we brought our east coast weather with us (yay for…

Green Ribbon Trail

Words don’t really mean much until you act on them. If you’re like me, you’ve probably said hundreds of things you want to do, but only actually do a handful of them at most (I need more hands than I have to count the New Year’s resolutions I’ve made and not kept…). A few years…

9 Reasons You Should Take A Road Trip (Right Now)

When people tell me they want to travel — but don’t have the time or money — what I really hear is that travel isn’t a priority for them. And that’s totally okay! No judgement here. Travel isn’t for everyone, and, even if it is, we all go through seasons where other things will take…