Traveling Like A Pro!

With the holidays right around the corner, there’s a lot of traveling for some of us. Whether we’re going home for the holidays or have short work (or play!) trips to attend, the fall/winter months are when most people are out and about. Luckily for me, I get to spend Thanksgiving at the beach. There will not be much of tanning going on, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun....more

A Train, Of Course... #NaBloPoMo

5 Ways to Explore Dubai

Dubai is an incredible place. Rooted in tradition, culture and history while boasting an impressive array of Western influence, Dubai is quickly becoming the centerpiece of the world. Everything in Dubai is the biggest/best of its kind...the tallest building in the world, the tallest commercial building in the world, the best hotel in the world...there isn't anything there that wasn't built to impress. ...more

Falling Leaves in Cumberland

Last week I travelled to my hometown of Cumberland, Maryland to visit my brother's grave on the first anniversary of his passing. While the day was overcast and chilly, the autumn leaves brought enormous warmth to everything around them, and somehow helped to lighten the somber mood of the trip. I have no doubt that a day or two later most of those same leaves fell from their trees, and are now currently turning a dingy shade of brown on the ground....more

Planning A Destination Bachelorette Party

Last week, you read a bit on my amazing bachelorette party for Lauren. The one thing that the girls kept commenting on was how great the planning was and I was amazed at how grateful the girls were about it for organising it all. I didn't think much about it until I interviewed with a company whose sole revenue and business model is specialising in bachelor and bachelorette parties, also known as bucks and hens nights. In this post, I'll break down all the important things to consider when planning a destination bachelorette party where it involves travel for the majority of the party....more

The Wide Open Country that I Love

I’ve been thinking about Cole Porter all day.  Porter was born in Peru, Indiana, in a wealthy family. His father was a druggist and his mother heir to a fortune from her businessman father.  Porter showed an early affinity for music and left Indiana for boarding school in Massachusetts and attended college at Yale....more

Aquafari Underwater Tour

I found the Aquafari Underwater Tour in a "things to do in Curaçao" search so for my last day, I decided to tackle another item on my 30 Before 30 list and use a submersible scooter for a snorkel/scuba-like experience. Since I find myself to be boring safe most times, I thought something different would be fun....more

Koko Crater Trail Pt.1

I’m really excited to share one of my favorite spots in the world with you today. Eeeppp!!!...more

3 Days in Dubai

With our last two trips (Hawaii and Dubai), The Pilot and I have really pushed how far we're willing to travel for a long weekend. Hawaii was an 11-hour flight and Dubai was 13. Dubai was actually pretty easy to do. We lost a day on the way there and gained a day on the way back, making this short trip totally doable! ...more


I’ve traveled all over the world with many different bags. The one provided to me by the tour group I traveled with to Europe for a month was by far my favorite… until now. It was massive!...more