Rome: Ancient Ruins

  • May 15, 2017
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Last week I went to ROME! A dream come true….and while I was able to explore all the city had to offer, which was ALOT. I realize that not everyone has the ability to take a full 5 days in Rome – which means not being able to do/see EVERYTHING. So this week I’m splitting my Rome Travel Guide into 3 separate parts: Ancient Ruins of Rome, Sight-Seeing Rome, and Religion in Rome. For those planning a shorter trip – you decide which tour/sights are right for your interest. Today I am starting with the Ancient Ruins of Rome (my personal favorite).


Follow me to…Amsterdam

  • May 2, 2017
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Ever since the my 5th grade country report on The Netherlands I’ve dreamed of visiting this amazing country…and last weekend I finally DID! While I absolutely LOVED Amsterdam this trip was a little different than the usual adventures Caleb and I share. When planning a trip we’re constantly torn between one that’s culturally enriching or a relaxing getaway. This was the first time we opted for the latter. Instead of filling the days touring EVERY museum and seeing EVERY sight Amsterdam had to offer, we enjoyed a leisurely getaway wandering the city. So while I can’t give you a detailed guide to everything Amsterdam I can take you on my Amsterdam Photo Safari – full of the beauty & charm this city has to offer!

Travel Try It Tuesday

Eat Your Way Around the World

  • April 18, 2017
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One of my favorite parts about traveling is EATING…I know this sounds weird, but trying new foods is AMAZING. I wasn’t always this way – while I was never a “picky” eater I definitely didn’t really like to try anything new. Luckily traveling (and Caleb) have changed that, and boy, am I glad! Opening myself up to new foods has allowed me to eat some of the most AMAZING dishes (coincidentally now also some of my favorites)! Now everywhere I go I try to eat an “exotic” and new dish – preferably something native to the country. AND today I want to share with these must-try international foods!


Istanbul Travel Guide

  • April 6, 2017
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Everyone has a travel bucket list, and if you don’t you should MAKE ONE!  TOP of Caleb’s list has always been visiting the Ayasofya. So this weekend we went on a fun getaway to Istanbul and did just that! And today I have detailed a travel guide of everything you need to know about visiting this beautiful city.


The Not So Glamorous Side of Traveling

  • March 24, 2017
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Over the past 10 months I have been fortunate enough to do a LOT of traveling. And while traveling is AMAZING, it’s not always as glamorous as it seems. In fact, on my trip to Egypt I experienced something awful…Bed Bugs. While bed bugs are quite common in hot desert areas and are normally easy to rid, in our situation we had no idea what do, and no online information to guide us. So today I wanted to  give you a cautionary tale and some tips to avoid this common traveler occurrence, and explain how we handled the problem and made sure we only took memories and souvenirs home from vacation!


Egypt Travel Diary: Luxor

  • March 20, 2017
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All week I have been sharing my Egypt Travel Guides. Top on the list was My Guide to Giza because DUH the Pyramids. And next was my Guide to Cairo because it borders Giza. But I have saved the best for last…a Luxor Travel Guide! Luxor was my FAVORITE city because it had so much MORE than just pyramids. It housed remnants of residential sites from Ancient Egypt, as well as extravagant royal tombs. I understand that a trip to Giza is necessary (because who visits Egypt without seeing the Pyramids) but your next destination has to be Luxor…trust me!