Planes, Photography, & Grandpa

Who’s the most influential person in your life? If you asked me this age-old question, I wouldn’t hesitate to answer: My grandpa. Though he passed away in 2006 – when I was twenty-two – his impact on my life hasn’t faded. If anything, it’s grown stronger!     I could easily write a book on what I …

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The Florida Beach Finder

I don’t know about you, but I’m always torn between old standbys and trying something new. Whether ordering dinner at a restaurant or deciding where to travel, the struggle IS real. It’s especially real when it comes to my beach time. Here in Florida, we’re never more than 60 miles from the shore, and I’m …

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Adventure and the Disney Princess

Have you ever taken one of those Which Disney Character Are You? quizzes? I’m not ashamed to admit that I have. I mean, it’s hard to avoid those things, what with alllllllll the quiz variations, plus friends sharing results on FB. I see one, and I just can’t help myself – especially if it’s a …

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Top Three Best Views in Barcelona

Whether you prefer #travelTuesday or #Tuesdayviewsday, today’s post is for you. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I visited Barcelona back in May. It marked my fifth excursion to Europe, second solo international trip, and first time in Spain. To be honest, though, BCN wasn’t even a high priority destination for me until maybe March …

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A Beach Bum’s Guide to Florida’s Gulf Coast Beaches

I broke up with winter in January 2014. It was a toxic relationship that should have ended long before that – but better late than never! Moving from Michigan to someplace warm was a dream I’d had since oh, about the age of four. That’s when palm trees and beach scenes became a recurring theme …

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Is Solo Travel for You? Take My 7 Question Quiz

How could you travel to a foreign country by yourself??!! It’s a question I hear a LOT. And, I’m not surprised. Intimidation definitely deters many from solo travel – especially international solo travel! Even seasoned travelers aren't exempt. Preference also plays a major role here. You may have no desire to travel solo, and that’s …

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How Skydiving Changed My Life

Last spring, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and it changed my life. Literally. It was the catalyst that took me from adventurous dreamer to adventurous doer – jolting me out of some serious ‘someday’ apathy. Suddenly, every single item on my bucket list felt not only achievable, but achievable in the NOW. …

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If I Had One More Day in Paris

Ever returned from a trip thinking about what you would have done if you’d had just one more day? Of course you have, right? It’s human nature to want just a leeeettle bit more. Ok. So we’ve established that you think about this, too. But, would you rather enjoy your favorite experiences AGAIN? Or, cram all …

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7 Must-Dos for Your First Trip to Paris

As promised, I’m sharing my top must-dos in Paris, based on that 48 hour whirlwind trip I took back in January. Having only two days – a day and a half really, and less if you count sleeping! – I conducted extensive research to craft the perfect itinerary. And, I genuinely don’t regret a single …

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