Italian Dressing

Before I get in to all the clothes I packed to spend a month in Italy, can we just appreciate the cleverness of the title for this post and the fact that I crack up laughing every time I read it or think about it? Alright, now that that's out of the way, I wanted … Continue reading Italian Dressing


Study Abroad Sickness

The first two weeks of study abroad were great, but week three hit everyone hard. It seemed like half our group got sick, including myself. Week four, everyone who wasn't sick week three got sick from their friends/roommates who were sick the week before. It was awful being sick and having to miss out on … Continue reading Study Abroad Sickness

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. November 2018 - New York City My graduation present from Jared is … 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