Grocery Shopping: Italian Edition

Once we were settled into our apartments in Florence, it was time to tackle living like a real Italian and hit up the grocery store. My roommates and I wanted to have enough food in our apartment so we don’t have to eat out three meals a day. While it was easier than I expected … Continue reading Grocery Shopping: Italian Edition

Strike One

They always say to go the extra mile. Well, we went the extra mile and then some. The original plan was to fly to Frankfurt, Germany, at 4:55, have a four-hour layover, and then fly to Florence, Italy, and be there by 2 p.m. However, on the way to the Miami airport, we found out … Continue reading Strike One

From One Milestone to the Next

One day I was walking across the O’Connell Center stage in my cap and gown, and the next day I was on a flight to Italy. I graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in Florida teaching May 6, and left for a month-long study abroad … Continue reading From One Milestone to the Next

Where in the World Am I Going Next?

As someone who is addicted to her planner, I like to have my major travels planned out at least a year in advance. You could say I'm not exactly a spontaneous person. These are the next adventures I'm going on around the world. March 2018 - Bahamas I will be going on a 3-night Royal … Continue reading Where in the World Am I Going Next?

One Second Every Day 2017

I recorded one second of every day in 2017 that resulted in a video montage of my everyday life over the course of a year. To add a little surprise element, I didn't even tell anyone what I was doing. My family just thought I was super in to documenting videos for the year. When … Continue reading One Second Every Day 2017

Gift Guide for the Travel Obsessed

Now that it's December it's time to kick Christmas shopping into high gear. It can be hard to shop for the traveler in your life when all they want to do is travel. Here are eight gift ideas for that special someone who just wants to explore the world. Passport Holder Stand out in a … Continue reading Gift Guide for the Travel Obsessed

Pros and Cons of Going to Disney Solo

A few months ago Jared and I planned to go to Disney the last weekend our Silver annual passes were active before summer. Last minute, Jared had to work, but I still really wanted to take advantage of the passes before they were blocked out for three months so I did something I've wanted to … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Going to Disney Solo

My Travel Bucket List

I'm a big fan of bucket lists because I think it's important to set goals and write them down to keep yourself accountable. It should come as no surprise that a lot of the items on my bucket list involve traveling. Here are some of my top traveling bucket list items. Visit all 50 states. … Continue reading My Travel Bucket List

5 Amazing Restaurants in Lakeland, FL

Lakeland is a hidden treasure of Florida. One of the best aspects Lakeland has to offer is its unique blend of restaurants. Here are five amazing restaurants in Lakeland, plus the best place for some yummy desserts! Posto9 Posto9 is a Brazilian Gastropub that is new to Lakeland. The menu includes a raw bar with … Continue reading 5 Amazing Restaurants in Lakeland, FL