7 Instagram Travel Accounts to Follow for Serious Inspiration

Wanderlust runs through my veins. I swear it keeps my heart a’pumping, since I don’t go a single day without longing for glimpse of the world I haven’t seen. And Instagram is quite the enabler. Some days, my feed is an endless stream of places. Places I need to visit ASAP. Places I want to …

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A Weekend Itinerary for the Florida Keys

Can you believe it took me 3 ½ years of living in Florida to finally experience the Florida Keys?? And I call myself an adventurer. That’s messed up, right?! Messed up, but true. It took a visit from my sister (Danae) and brother-in-law (Jacob) to motivate me to cross the Keys off my bucket list. …

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The YOLO Lifestyle

YOLO or FOMO? I randomly asked myself this question the other day. Not even sure why. But random thoughts pop into my head so often that it doesn’t even phase me now. So anyway, YOLO vs. FOMO. This prompted me to ponder the idea behind each one – beyond the obvious cool factor of using …

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5 Tips for Better Travel Photos with your Phone

Photography is my go-to creative outlet. It’s a hobby that enhances my life on a daily basis. Buuut, I must confess that I’ve almost exclusively used a smart phone camera for the past three years. This coming from a girl who took photography in college for my art degree. I even own a basic DSLR …

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International Travel on a Budget

International travel on a budget is easier than you might think! Prior to this year, I’d reluctantly dismissed all thoughts of solo travel abroad – convinced it was too dang expensive.  And yet, I now stand (err, write) before you having taken two solo trips to Europe since January! For Paris, I spent just under …

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My Love Letter to Ireland

On September 27, 2005, I fell in love. It was that madly, deeply, head over heels, at first sight kinda love. And today, nearly twelve years later, I’m more madly, deeply, fallen in love than I was that first day. That day. That fateful fall day marked the first time I laid eyes on Ireland. …

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What It’s Like to Fly a Plane

Last Memorial Day weekend, skydiving changed my life! If you read that post (and this one… and this one) you know how much I looooove being in the air. So, this year, rather than jump out of a plane, I decided to cross another sky-related item off my bucket list: flying a plane. After a …

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Yes, I Have a Roller Coaster Bucket List

I just realized I haven’t been on a roller coaster in 3 ½ years. Three and a half years. Guys. This is completely unacceptable! As one who will take on the tallest, fastest anything, I’m having major thrill ride withdrawals. Funny, though, I hated roller coasters from the age of eight to eighteen. Funnier still …

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Pack These Essentials for Solo Travel

No one likes packing for a trip. (Right??) It has to be the least enjoyable part of traveling. And packing procrastination? That’s a very real problem. But waiting till the last minute also increases the risk that you’ll forget something. I am actually NOT a procrastinator when it comes to packing, but that doesn’t mean …

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