Catalina Island is a little slice of heaven. It has qualities similar to Hawaii, yet is so accessible! I have traveled to Catalina a few times with Ian now, but my mom has never been. So for the Fourth of July, she and I had a girl’s trip. Catalina did not disappoint…it never disappoints! One … Read More
The Amazon Jungle is unlike anything I have ever seen. It is easy to get lost and consumed by all the beauty.
As I begin writing this blog post, I can’t help struggling to find the right words. The magic and beauty which is Peru is hard to put into words. Machu Picchu had long been on my bucket-list and when I heard Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu visitations were getting restricted, I panicked. I HAD … Read More
This time a few years back, Ian and I were planning our incredible trip to Peru. Peru takes some serious planning. Looking back on our photos, I can’t believe this trip happened. Similarly to Iceland, this was the trip of a lifetime. This trip reminds me of why we travel so much; there is so … Read More
Temecula Wine Country is a hidden gem. Temecula is the Napa of Southern California. We decided to do a girl’s trip for my mother’s birthday. My sister Courtney, mom Lauren, and myself were so excited to get outdoors and drink some wine! We started off the weekend with some horseback riding through the valley. The … Read More
One of my favorite trips I have ever been on was our simple weekend in Washington DC. What brought us to the East Coast was a wedding in Baltimore. To make the most of our time over there, we explored DC. We stayed at The Henley Park Hotel, which was full of historic charm. The … Read More
Iceland is incredible. Scratch that. Iceland is MORE than incredible. It is worth all the hype and more! Ian and I wanted to see Iceland as a winter wonderland. We went in the heart of their winter to see Iceland blanketed with snow and to better our chances of seeing the Northern Lights.
If you missed the first half of our trip, you can read it here, Iceland Part 1. The following morning we began the second half of our trip and took in the lagoon during daylight. Just a stone’s throw away from the lagoon is the Diamond Beach. Chunks of ice sit in the black sand. … Read More
In Hella, Iceland we stayed at the cutest cottage imaginable. This red home was nestled on a snow-covered ranch. It truly felt like a home away from home. Klara, the owner, owns over a dozen Icelandic horses. She gives you the option of helping feed the horses!
Iceland is one of the most incredible countries I have ever visited, period. Every turn provides new nature, gorgeous scenery, and breathtaking views. I have compiled a list of things to consider before you plan your epic Iceland adventure:
DAY 1: Check into your hotel. If you can swing it, stay in the Fairmont in Nob Hill. This hotel is in the most perfect location and is absolutely gorgeous. If the price isn’t right, check out Airbnb’s within Nob Hill or Russian Hill. Spend this day settling in and exploring what is around you. … Read More
The song says “I left my heart in San Francisco.” Boy oh boy to I resonate with those lyrics now that I no longer am living there. This city is unlike any other…and as you know I have been to quite a few. I grew up just thirty minutes from this incredible city and lived … Read More
What better place to enjoy the start of 2017 than in Ireland? At this point we have been traveling for nearly three weeks and have been to Germany, England, Paris, Belgium, and the Netherlands. To say we were exhausted would be an understatement. We landed in Dublin and hopped in a cab to our hotel. … Read More
After our quick stop in Brussels, we continued north to Amsterdam. Amsterdam without a holiday is a crazy city, so just imagine the intensity of New Year’s here! Anticipating this, Ian and I stayed in the Southern portion of Amsterdam, close to Vondelpark and the Van Gogh Museum. This was far enough away from all … Read More
After Paris, we ventured up to Amsterdam but decided to stop in Brussels, Belgium along the way. Brussels is like that boy in high school…if you didn’t go on a date with him, you would always wonder…So we decided to give Brussels a quick trip and feed our curiosities. Brussels on New Year’s Eve was … Read More
After our incredible English Christmas we ventured to Paris for my 24th birthday. We rented the tiniest AirBnB that shared a toilet (outside of our room) with four other guests. Our room was so tiny that Ian could touch me from the bed while I was in the shower. We honestly just slept here and we … Read More
We celebrated Christmas in London after our visit to the German Christmas Markets. Don’t get me wrong, I loved London at Christmas-time, but EVERYTHING was closed. December 25 was Christmas, the 26 was Boxing Day, and the 27 was a bank holiday. We had no idea things would be closed for the 27. Since everything … Read More
My three favorite things in life are: 1-My family, friends, and helping others. 2-Traveling the world. 3-CHRISTMAS!!! Given the aforementioned a trip to the German Christmas Markets was necessary. Ian and I planned an extravagant European holiday that covered 6 countries in two and a half weeks: Germany, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Ireland. We … Read More
After our New York New Year’s trip we ventured further north to Niagara Falls. Little did we know that we would be traveling through the Polar Vortex! When we finally arrived in Ontario, Canada, it was a Winter Wonderland. Fresh snow covered the streets and the town was nearly empty. I have heard about the craziness at … Read More
If you are like me, then New York City’s Time Square New Year’s Eve ball drop is on your bucket list! Ian decided to check this off of my list and take me for my birthday (December 30) and New Year’s! A few things about me first; I love New York, I love Christmas, and … Read More