Travel Lists · Uncategorized

5 Trips for Positive Vibes

Hopefully every trip you take leaves you feeling exhilarated, accomplished, and longing for more experiences just like it! But sometimes the world we live in can seem discouraging, rude, and downright mean in the age of Internet “anonymity” and out-of-control newsmedia. The negativity really gets to me sometimes, and travel is certainly a way of… Continue reading 5 Trips for Positive Vibes

solo travel · Uncategorized · World Foods

How to Enjoy Dining Solo

One of the most popular travel questions I’ve been seeing lately is “How can I go out to eat solo?” At first I didn’t quite understand the question, but then I realized sometimes it can be intimidating! But there are actually a lot of benefits to dining solo, and if you’re still not convinced, I’ve… Continue reading How to Enjoy Dining Solo

Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Words to Learn in the Local Language

Confession: I am only fluent in English. Braggadocious moment: I can say “Thank you” in 18 languages! Why Bother Learning Some of the Local Language? You would be amazed at how far you can get with a genuine American smile. Did you know Americans are known the world around for our inexplicable smiling? (The “stupid… Continue reading Words to Learn in the Local Language

australia · Solo Travel Destinations · Uncategorized

Solo Travel: Sydney, Australia

Are you ready to take the solo travel leap? If you’re like me, Sydney seems an impossible, unattainable dream—a trip of a lifetime! But it’s so far away. You can’t possibly deserve to treat yourself to a trip so dreamy, so frivolous, so FAR! But I’ve been to Sydney three times now, and the only… Continue reading Solo Travel: Sydney, Australia

Qatar · Turkey · Uncategorized

How to Respectfully Visit a Mosque

  Have you ever visited a mosque? It can be kind of intimidating, especially for women, if you’ve never been in one before. So that’s why I decided to write up a quick guide of do’s and don’t’s so you won’t have to miss out on this cultural and spiritual experience on your travels! What… Continue reading How to Respectfully Visit a Mosque

Travel Lists · Uncategorized

10 Trips to Take in College

College… your last chance to be a kid without adults giving you the stink-eye about it! Wear your PJ’s to class, try new things, figure out your life—or start to figure out that you’ll never have life figured out! College is also the time of life when you get to do a few crazy things,… Continue reading 10 Trips to Take in College

Air · Uncategorized · World Foods

What to Eat in Polaris: Houston to Sydney and Back Again

Meal time! One of the highlights of my husband’s and my 1K status with United is the Business Class upgrades. They are harder and harder to secure lately, so our upgrading days may be coming to a close sooner rather than later, but that’s all the more reason to enjoy them while we can! And… Continue reading What to Eat in Polaris: Houston to Sydney and Back Again

Massachusetts · Uncategorized

1 Day in Historic Boston

So you only have one day in Boston? Not sure how you could possibly fit it all in? Never fear! I have your ultimate one day guide to historic Boston whether you’re in town on business, squeezing in some sight-seeing on a college visit, or just need a change of scenery for a day! Times… Continue reading 1 Day in Historic Boston

Shop · Uncategorized · what to pack

Gear Up for Winter Travel

Colder temperatures are coming to the Northern Hemisphere! So in the spirit of rolling with the punches, this summer girl has your guide to staying warm on your travels! All photo links below are Amazon affiliate links. Click to get yours! Outdoor Gear When you’re choosing to travel to a wintry destination, you’re excited for… Continue reading Gear Up for Winter Travel

New Zealand · Uncategorized

Why You Need to Visit Franz Josef Village

Have you ever been somewhere that truly surprised you, and pleasantly so? Somewhere you wish you could have spent more time exploring, or perhaps somewhere you’re already planning to visit again? For Steve and me, Franz Josef Village is one of those places! Even under overcast skies, it was beautiful. Imagine it on a sunny… Continue reading Why You Need to Visit Franz Josef Village