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…

7 Reasons Budapest Should Be at the Top of Your List

Budapest was a gem. Honestly, I didn’t expect it. My husband had a long weekend at work and we were trying pick somewhere to go. Since we have both lived in Europe at separate times, we’ve got most of the “big” spots (you know, Paris, Madrid, London, Dublin, etc.) covered between the two of us….

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…

My Iceland Adventure

A few years ago, I had a brief layover in Iceland. While I was in Reykjavik,  I decided I was going to come back and explore this beautiful country one day. So I did! When I found cheap plane tickets, I quickly enlisted my friend Janine, and we made our way to this beautiful country filled…

Embracing The “At Home”

Once you’ve traveled the world and caught that darn wanderlust bug, it can be easy to become discontent living a ‘normal’ life back home. And while I think we can all use a healthy dose of discontentedness to prevent us from getting too comfortable or complacent, it isn’t a big jump to becoming dissatisfied with most…

One Picture a Day

Last year I decided to take on a challenge: take one photo every day for an entire year. It started out as a silly challenge — I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I never anticipated that I would learn so much from recording my year through photos. I got…