If you’re waiting for someone to come with you on your next adventure, you’re backing up.Read More
So, we went, thinking we knew what to expect. Little did I know that this little Indonesian island due south of the equator would give us an experience so much deeper and more rich than we'd ever imagine.Read More
Coming back from a 3 week trip back to the States, I was burnt out with travel. But Ryan was set to be gone for a month and I didn’t have many plans, so my fellow Air Force wifey friend, whose hubs was also set to be gone, told me she wanted to go to Greece.
And when someone asks if you want to go to Greece, you go to Greece.Read More
Alongside creating content for my own blog, I also work with the lovely Carly Rowena, who's a gem in the fitness & wellness world here in the UK and all over the world. She's been doing this whole blogging/social media/YouTube gig a heck of a lot longer than I have, so it's really cool to be able to work with and learn from her, help her create content for her pages and also capture some of my own in the process. Our last job was for Visit Britain, who needed help covering the Northwest part of Scotland...Read More
There are lots of perks living in England, but possibly the most notable is the cheap and easy travel. When we found out we had an unexpected long weekend, we searched Sky Scanner to see where we could go for the cheapest. One of the last expensive for the particular weekend we were looking at was a place called...Read More
I have been lucky enough to visit the majestic country of Italy 3 times now, and it still remains top 3 favorite countries; If ever we can't decide where we want to go (gee, rough life right?), Italy will be our go to. The food, wine, and the culture that embodies..Read More
There are a few places that are forever sealed in my heart.
One is Breckenridge, Colorado, where Ry and I’s young love flourished, where we married, where I learned to ski and snowboard, where I’ve had some crazy college nights...Read More
I had a few preconceived notions about Paris before visiting. I had heard that Parisians are rude to tourists, especially Americans. I had heard that it's overly crowded and dirty, and that people are constantly trying to sell you knick-knacks. The only one of those that is kind of true is...Read More
Amidst this crazy busy overseas move and trying to find a suitable house in Cambridge, Ryan and I have found time to make a European Bucket List for the 3 years we'll be spending here. This of course prompted me to start the travel blog I've been mentally picturing for quite some time now, so I'm excited to finally start sharing my perspective as we travel both well-known and more unknown places!
Before I dive in to documenting, I wanted to tell you a bit about how I want to format my travel blog. There's a prevalent argument that social media - especially in the realm of travel - only shows a person's highlight reel, therefore it's not real (see what I did there). I agree most people show the highlights, but that doesn't mean what they see, what they captured, and what they felt in that moment, isn't real. I will always post aesthetic photos that appeal to the eye because I think it's important to showcase a place's most redeeming qualities; every town, city, and country has something that's uniquely beautiful about it, even the most unassuming places. When others showcased the attractive aspects of a location, it actually helped motivated me leave my comfort zone, see & experience that part of the world for myself, and offer my perspective on that place. That's what I hope to inspire others to do.
With that being said...
Travel is not always pretty. We forget that when we only look at photos. This blog is to close that gap between what you see versus what really went down in the process. So, In every travel blog post, I will include some "Behind the Scenes" (that's what I'm going to call it until I come up with a less-lame name) bullet points on the not-so-pretty, hilarious, frustrating, disappointing or tiring parts of the journey. This is to have a realistic expectation on travel, because a lot of it is stressful: getting lost, extra costs you weren't planning on, getting caught in a sea of annoying tourists, feeling sick after a bad, over-priced meal, arguing with your spouse or travel partner etc.
But travel is never not worth it. Even if I had a bad time somewhere for whatever reason, I experienced that place and learned something in the process. So to Ryan and I, travel is never a waste of money.
*Each post will also include a bucket list item that we checked off during that trip!
I hope this blog offers an attractive but real perspective on traveling Europe and beyond, and inspires you to get out there and create in your own way. Stay tuned, lads!