Life.

All of the travel related, life related, and lists my brain can think of will be found here.


    • Coping With Grief During the Holidays – This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!
    • 3 Reasons You Should Travel (Backed By Research) – You really don’t want to miss out on anything exciting, but especially my Monday Morning Travel Facts. Don’t let #FOMO creep up on you Monday afternoon wishing you had access to whatever fun, research-backed fact I throw at you.
    • 5 Skin Care Products to Use While Traveling – One of the biggest routines that gets overlooked for myself is skin care. At the end of a very long day, the last thing I want to do is go through my typical routine. Sometimes I can barely get my makeup off before I’m ready to crash. This is an awful idea.
    • 10 Ways to Practice Self Care While Traveling – Along with travel comes many stressors, unpredictable moments, and many things that are simply out of your control. You may be around numerous people for an extended amount of time and not get much “me” time. You might get out of your normal workout, yoga, meditation routine. All of these things can slowly chip away until you’re no longer enjoying yourself at full capacity.
    • Why I Made a Major Blog Change Only 3 Months In – But for now, I’m done with that piece. Isn’t it fun (and stressful) watching your blog/brand grow and evolve? I haven’t been in this for even 3 months and I’ve made so many changes. Part of that might be because I didn’t have a solid plan going in, but it’s also happening as I’m learning.
    • THINGS I’VE LEARNED: Hotel vs Airbnb – This is a hot debate and a question I’ve been asked a lot. Instead of sticking to my own bias (because what kind of article would that make?), I decided to seek out information online and from people I know. This way, I can give you all of the information you’re heart desires comparing the two.
    • Bad luck, good trip – If you’ve read my review on Rome, you know that I got sick all over the city. Including the Sistine Chapel. We can now add London, Dusseldorf, and somewhere over Germany in the Euro Wings plane to the list. This was not a game I ever wanted to win. But I don’t do sports the normal way – of course this is the one I excel at.
    • Sunshine Blogger Award 2018 – The Sunshine Blogger Award is about recognizing bloggers for being positive, inspiring, and creative. This award is voted by bloggers to acknowledge their achievements and offer support. I’m super lucky to have found and to be a part of this community!!
    • How I Made $89.01 My First Month Blogging – July 2018 Income Report – This has been an incredibly eye-opening, knowledge gaining, and frustrating month. Ha. It’s been full of long days and late nights and a never ending spinning brain. I’m constantly thinking of things I could do different or ways to improve my content. I’m glad I got the motivation to start this in the summer when I’m on break from my job and not in the middle of the school year. It would not have lasted.
    • How I Adjusted to Living in a Big City (on my 4th anniversary in Chicago) – The great thing is finding new experiences to match you where you are in your current life. I think that’s been the favorite thing I’ve learned since moving. Your past will always be a part of you, but you find what you need as you evolve and change.
    • THINGS I’VE LEARNED: Items I Need to Have When Traveling – I’m in the midst of packing and preparing for my 2.5 week trip in Europe. I leave on Friday and I am NOT prepared! But are we ever? This got me thinking about writing a post on what my favorite things to bring on a trip abroad are. My go-to items, my must haves, and my just-in-case items. And a surprise cameo recommendation from the male half of my life.
    • WHAT I’VE LEARNED: Starting to Travel – Traveling opens the mind, the heart, and the soul to an endless amount of possibility, culture, love, and wonder.
    • WHY I STARTED THIS BLOG – Let’s agree right now to put down that spoon, put the HaloTop back in the freezer (we’re not throwing that away; it’s frozen heaven), and float back down to real-life.
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