As I divulged the details about my recent adventure with family and friends, a question I often received was, “How did you decide on Vancouver?” The first half of my answer is frequently the same for any new travel destination: good food and a beautiful destination. The second half of my answer was less common:Continue reading “Vancouver in 72 Hours”
The word is out on Lisbon and the city is now frequently sitting at the top of the travel destinations list every year. Having been eyeing it for a while, Andrew and I planned our Portugal adventure in 2019 and spent three days each in Lisbon and Porto. Lisbon is a hilly, coastal city (emphasisContinue reading “A Weekend in Lisbon”
Chile is absolutely stunning and, for many of us, it’s not often at the top of our travel bucket list — but it should be! I traveled south to Chile for a week and was endlessly impressed by the natural beauty of this country. The majority of my trip was centered around Patagonia, though IContinue reading “5 Reasons to Add Chile to Your Travel Bucket List”
Dublin is a glorious city! I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. Everything from the easy to navigate city streets to the wonderfully ornate cathedrals and traditional pubs on every corner, Dublin has much to offer. I spent two full days in Ireland’s capital city and am ready to return again!Continue reading “Everything I love about Dublin”
What’s a trip to Europe without a stop through at least one country? One of the best things about Europe, in my opinion, is the close proximity of its countries. It’s always fun to compare distances between states in the US and countries in Europe. It may take 7 hours to drive through Florida aloneContinue reading “A Whirlwind Guide to London”
“I think the Gators made me sick,” I told my new friend. “Sorry – who are the Gators?” Ugh. Sometimes it’s difficult living abroad. For one, your new friends are not usually the kind of friends you can share the typical banter from home. These new friends also come with a new set ofContinue reading “Catching the bug (and unfortunately I don’t mean the travel bug…)”
I’m here! After 9 months of planning, excitement, and anticipation, Ali is finally in OZ! It’s almost surreal–there are moments that feel like a dream. There is much to learn, see and do in my new home of Australia but, for now, I will share my initial impressions of Sydney. We all know first impressions areContinue reading “First Impressions of Oz”
If you’re in Hawai’i and you haven’t seen a rainbow or heard someone greet you with “aloha”, you haven’t been paying attention. These two details are common characteristics of the islands and, after a brief four-day visit to paradise, I’ve learned there is a great deal more to life in Hawai’i.
Panic attacks. Cold body sweats. Nausea. Hyperventilating. Tears. I’ve experienced each of these symptoms, often at the same time, due to a fear of flying. While I don’t know exactly where or when I picked up this fear, I have suffered from a fear of flying since I was a pre-teen.
Italia will always hold a special place in my heart. Italy was my destination of choice for my first international trip! I planned out two glorious weeks with time spent in Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Rome and Florence.