Category Archives: travel

Spoke to Me | 2

July 31, 2017

Do you love Ted Talks? I often find myself down a rabbit hole of Ted Talks in the mornings to get me motivated. This talk about buying less and traveling more really spoke to me. I’ll admit, there’s pressure to have the latest clothes, the nice car, and a fabulously stylish home. But, what if we adjusted our values just a little bit? Instead of putting money toward things, we put it toward experiences that challenge us and grow our minds and views…?

Chicago

July 21, 2017

Although I’ve spent most of my life in the south, I was born in St. Louis, Missouri. I spent my younger years in Southern Illinois, and as long as I lived in the Midwest, I never made it to Chicago. Crazy, right? Well, I took advantage of the Fourth of July holiday and finally explored the city with one of my dearest friends. Chicago is the perfect blend of metropolis and middle America. Wholesome, but not out of touch. Bustling city with the friendliest people. It was the perfect place to celebrate all things America…

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Amsterdam, Part 2

June 29, 2017

Oookay, I thought I could squeeze the rest of Amsterdam into a second post and be done with it, but I did a lot more than I thought! And I definitely don’t want to bore you with an unending blur of photos so there will be one more post after this one. In case you missed it, here is Amsterdam, Part 1, and here is what I did beginning on day three…

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Archives: Los Angeles, Part Three

June 9, 2017

In case you didn’t notice before, I’m about to give myself up right now. With each trip I take, I promise a post about this or that and inevitably run out of time to share and it never makes it here. After a week in Europe or an extended weekend in Puerto Rico, I have SO many photos and stories to share but real life catches up to me and I just don’t get to it before I’m on to the next trip. So. I’m ready to make it right. I’ll take you back in time to see the hidden gems from past trips that I didn’t get to share. You ready? With summer upon us, let’s head back to the sunny west coast…

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Amsterdam, Part 1

May 12, 2017

Spending ten days in Europe feels like a dream. It was a truly magical experience and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to go. As a self-proclaimed country mouse, being inundated with different languages, currencies, and public transportation (the last of which was the most challenging,) everything was overwhelming but in the best way. I was pleased with my decision to go alone because I could conquer as much or as little as I wanted each day, and in eliminating distractions, found the opportunity to observe even the smallest details.  In an effort to document all the art, food, culture and people during my travels, I kept a record of each day’s itinerary, and there is so much to share so I’m breaking it down in a few posts. Here’s what I did during the first part of my stay in Amsterdam….

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adventure

March 25, 2017

santa monica pier | january, 2016

Just wanted to drop a line and say farewell! I’m off to Europe for the next 10 days! I feel so excited and a little nervous because unlike past trips of this caliber, I’m going to Amsterdam and Stockholm alone. I know! It’s kind of crazy but at the same time, I’m up for the adventure. I’ve got a few things planned, like a nighttime photo tour of Amsterdam, and a ferry ride to Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm. I’ve tried to leave some down time too, for coffee and schoolwork in local cafes, but it’s hard to not try to see as much as possible during my stay. Either way, I’ll be sharing on IG and a little later, here on the blog. yay! andokaybye! Xx

The Colors of Old San Juan

December 7, 2016

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When Puerto Rico comes to mind, most people imagine the colors of Old San Juan. From the bright buildings to the blue cobblestone streets, to the vibrant ocean water peeking through the cityscape, every inch of Old San Juan is bright and happy and bursting with life.

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El Morro

October 26, 2016

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Guys. I am so behind. I’ve traveled to some really fun places this past year but I’m so behind in sharing. Truth be told, I didn’t even finish posting the rest of L.A…. and that was in January! Maybe I’ll do a flashback post.. idk, haven’t worked it out yet. Stay tuned. ANYWAY. Look! I went to Puerto Rico! It was fun and colorful and adventurous and here’s what I did first…

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