San Gimignano, Italy

I like to think of San Gimignano as somewhat of a secret. It is a lesser known medieval city in the Tuscany region of Italy near Florence but is such a lovely city to explore. They are apparently home to one of the World’s Best Gelateria’s! My parents have both always loved this little town…

London, England

London is one of my all time favorite cities to visit. Not only does everyone speak English, but it was also the first city I’d ever been to out of the country without my parents. I've been to London twice and still need to cross this off my list! 🎡🇬🇧 July 2014 A post shared…

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ah, Amsterdam. Such a gorgeous and fascinating city. Even though I have now been to Amsterdam twice, I absolutely love it and I am literally dying to go back for more. How do you get around locally? How to you get to the city? Everything in Amsterdam is walkable, but it might take some time. There…

Milan, Italy

The first stop on our 2015 family vacation was Milan. Unfortunately it’s a bit difficult to thoroughly enjoy your first day in a new city or country due to the time difference and major jet lag, but from the brief time that we were there I remember being fascinated by it. Milan was heavily crowded…

My worst flight-mare

Long flights aren’t the most exciting thing in the world. Usually one will board their plane, sleep, eat, watch movies and arrive at their destination with no major issues; myself included. This is a story about one time that didn’t go so smoothly. It started off bright and cheery and quickly turned into my worst…

A California girl in Iceland

I have only been here for 6 hours and I’m already sopping wet and freezing cold. It’s truly comedic. And, quite frankly, a little sad. But here I am, sitting at the hostel recharging my phone and writing. I have already given up on trying to fake that I enjoy this windy and fierce 30…

The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands

The city of Den Haag may not be as big of a tourist attraction as Amsterdam, but it is SO worth the visit. It is less than an hour’s train ride away and it actually used to be the capital of the Netherlands (now Amsterdam); however, the government is still situated here. The area where…

Eight things I’ll always keep in my carry on

Long flights can be a time to read and relax, catch up on movies you may have missed in the theatre, and get some extra Z’s before your next adventure. I’ve always been the kind of person who is prepared for any and every situation. Here’s a quick list of things I will always have in my carry…

Be camera happy

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to take pictures of literally anything and everything; whether it be a flower, my lunch, a building, or a crowd of people. I believe everyone should get into photography and here are a few reasons why… 1. To preserve important moments in your life. Each…