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Downton Abbey: Movie Moments at Highclere Castle

Now it’s inevitable, friends. The Downton Abbey Movie is coming! Its release date is September 20 in the U.S., so mark your calendars and start planning your trip now—things will pick up significantly after the movie comes out! *Some links below are affiliate links, meaning that by purchasing from these links, you will be helping my… Continue reading Downton Abbey: Movie Moments at Highclere Castle

England · Uncategorized · World Foods

Beginner’s Guide to Tea in London

Y’all, these are #teatimegoals! I was so excited when Steve suggested we get a reservation for tea at the Savoy before a show at the theater! Talk about an epic date night. I was a little nervous about it, though, because I have no fashion sense, and London is a very fashionable place! Also, how… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Tea in London

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4 Perfect Days in Sydney

Someone asked recently for itineraries for Australia, any length and any destinations within the country. Much to my surprise, I only had one itinerary: One Day in Sydney. Whoops! Steve’s and my first trip together was to Sydney and Cairns, and this is the first part of our itinerary. Stay tuned for my Cairns itinerary,… Continue reading 4 Perfect Days in Sydney

DC Local Guides · Uncategorized · Washington DC

Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

What is the best hotel experience you’ve ever had? I’ve stayed in quite a few hotels and various other accommodations—everything from hostels and Air BnBs to real bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels! My favorites have one thing in common: history! I just love staying in a place steeped in history, seeing unexpected pieces preserved,… Continue reading Staying at the Trump International, D.C.

italy · Uncategorized

Where to Get Engaged in Verona

Ah, love! It’s beautiful, it’s fun, and it’s, well, lovely! Our Valentine’s trip to Verona was an absolute dream, and I kept thinking, “Wow! What a great spot to get engaged!” and, “Wow! What a beautiful view for an engagement! So if you’re planning an engagement or a trip to Verona, here are a few… Continue reading Where to Get Engaged in Verona

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How to Plan Long-term Travel in Europe

I got a question from a fellow female traveler recently about how to manage traveling in Europe for four months. Or should she spend two months in Europe and two months in Southeast Asia? Well, those are excellent questions, and I have some strong opinions about that! So I’ve written up this guide to long-term… Continue reading How to Plan Long-term Travel in Europe

Hawaii · Movie Moments · Uncategorized

Movie Moments: Hawaii Drama Movie Night

It’s #MovieNight! Our trip to Hawaii is coming closer by the day, and we are so ready to get there. This year we’re headed to the less visited and rather dramatic island of Molokai, site of Hawaii’s former leper colony. This is the last movie night before we go, so pick your favorite or try… Continue reading Movie Moments: Hawaii Drama Movie Night

italy · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Eat in Verona

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! On our latest gustatorial adventure, Steve and I went on a romantic trip to Verona, Italy, for Valentine’s weekend. It’s been made famous by Shakespeare, of course, but it also has some unique foods to offer. I think basically everyone in the world can appreciate Italian cuisine, so I hope… Continue reading What to Eat in Verona

airlines · Germany · Uncategorized

Lufthansa 747 Business Class: IAD-FRA

Time to fly, folks! Even after years of flying, both Steve and I still get excited about our flights. And now that Steve has his Million Miler status with United, we can do more exploring on the rest of the Star Alliance! We recently scored a great deal using reward miles for Lufthansa Business Class… Continue reading Lufthansa 747 Business Class: IAD-FRA

italy · Movie Moments

Letters to Juliet: Movie Moments in Verona

It’s #MovieNight! If you’ve been following along on Instagram lately, you know we spent Valentine’s Day and weekend in fair Verona, made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet! The Storyline Sophie and her fiancee are off to Italy for their “pre-wedding honeymoon,” since her fiancee will be too busy after the wedding to spend time with… Continue reading Letters to Juliet: Movie Moments in Verona