5 Hidden Gems Found in South East U.S.

Here are five places in the south east United States that you may or may not have heard of before. In my opinion they are worth paying a visit!

I’ve been in the Southeast part of the U.S. for basically as long as I can remember. I’ve lived in Georgia. I went to school in North Carolina. I’ve visited Florida with my friends. I’ve gone to South Carolina for spring break. In my opinion, it’s easy to pick the places that everyone wants to go: Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte. Basically the big well-known cities; The cities that offer theme parks, attractions, and sights. But what about the great places that aren’t as well-known? The smaller{er} places with places with personalities just as big as the larger cities? Ready to learn where to find some gems in the southeast? Let’s go! Continue reading “5 Hidden Gems Found in South East U.S.”

A Guide to Finding the Right Airbnb For You

Airbnb is a great way to find accommodations for your next trip. Instead of staying in a hotel, try visiting a home away from home. This guide will give you the tools to figure out which place is right for you!

So many details go into planning the perfect trip. Your mode of transportation, your budget, your activities, your meals, and so much more. And let us not forget lodging. Depending on the location, most times people go for hotels. They’re easy, they’re what we know, and they have reviews. But you know what else we can look into for our next lodging needs? Airbnb. 

Airbnb is a community built on the foundation of trust. A person, a family, or even a business rents out either a shared space, a private room, or an entire place to a complete stranger. You can find anything from the typical apartment or house, to more interesting places like mansions, boathouses, castles, or even tree houses and igloos. Airbnb is available all around the world, and a perfect place is waiting for you at your next destination. You just have to be willing to find it! Continue reading “A Guide to Finding the Right Airbnb For You”

Feature Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, this Feature Friday showcases the different ways moms are celebrated around the world.

What do you give someone who has given you everything? How do you celebrate someone who means the world to you? Mother’s Day is this Sunday in the United States – a day dedicated to appreciate the endless scarifies, the many laughs, the happy tears, the shared smiles, and the never ending love of these women.

Mother’s Day isn’t only celebrated in the U.S., but in a lot of other countries around the world. I’ve asked several people to share how they celebrate Mother’s Day in their lives! Let’s find out how other mothers are honored on this special day! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Mother’s Day Edition”

Feature Friday: Meet Kris M.

Come meet Kris, a professional nomad, as she shares some of her travel experiences!

Today on Feature Friday, we welcome Kris! As a someone who loves to travel, she has her fair share of stories from around the world. Whether an embarrassing moment, a life-learning lesson, or an exciting adventure, Kris has encountered that – and more – as she continues to travel worldwide. Get to know Kris a little more as she opens up about her love of travelling. Let’s see what she has to share with us: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Kris M.”

The Reason Behind My Dream Destinations of Palestine & Punta Cana

Want to find out why these two places are currently my dream destinations? Trust me, it’s not what you think!

Everyone has a dream destination: a city, a country, a landmark, or a resort they’d love to visit sometime in their lifetime. It’s a dream because frankly, it seems impossible that it could ever happen. It’s either too far away, too expensive, or too inconvenient at the time. There’s always going to be an excuse why, and sometimes it might even be a valid one. But we know that some dreams do come true, so don’t stop dreaming!  Continue reading “The Reason Behind My Dream Destinations of Palestine & Punta Cana”

Feature Friday: Meet Katie M.

Come meet Katie, a fellow travel blogger! She’s sharing her thoughts on travel-related topics.

Today on our Feature Friday segment, we welcome Katie! Katie is a travel blogger who has come to share her thoughts and opinions on topics, as well as some of her own travelling experiences. Not only will you learn about some of her many adventures, you’ll be able to ‘see’ her thought process on certain viewpoints. Check out what she has to say! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Katie M.”

Exploring Hawaii

My trip to Hawaii was incredible. Come find out how we spent our time in the beautiful island!

When I think of Hawaii, images of sand, surf, and sun pop into my head; and the island did not disappoint! Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel when I think about the fact that I actually visited the 50th state. Hawaii is made up of several islands, and if you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll know that my sister, Brit, and I visited the island of Oahu. Continue reading “Exploring Hawaii”

REVIEW: Go Oahu City Card

Thinking about taking a trip to the island of Oahu? During your research you may have come across the Go Oahu City Card. Check out my thoughts on it!

The first week of April, I went on a trip to Hawaii, specifically the island of Oahu. While doing research and talking to my friends who live there, I thought maybe it’d be a good idea to try the Go Oahu City Card. I was meeting up with my friends, but they were working the first half of the week that we were there. So we decided to get the 3-day pass. It allowed us to explore the island ourselves the first half of the week, and the second half of the week, we spent with my friends. Before deciding to purchase this pass, I read up on some reviews regarding the pass, and the viewpoint went about 50/50 –positive vs. negative. I decided to take the leap of faith, and hoped that I would end up like someone with a positive review. This is my take on the Go Oahu City Card: Continue reading “REVIEW: Go Oahu City Card”

Diary of a Shy Girl: Entry #7 – Travel

My name is Larissa and I’m shy. I’m also a lover of travelling. These two things usually don’t go hand-in-hand; however, in this case, they do.

Feature Friday: Meet Alice R.

Being a student is hard. Being an international student is harder. Come learn about Alice’s college journey in the U.S.

When I went off to college, I didn’t realize how long it would take to adjust. Thinking about now, I know I wasn’t that far from home; however, at the time a 6.5 hour drive home seemed forever away. Freshmen year I watched most of my peers go home at least every other weekend. It was heartbreaking that I didn’t have the option to do the same. As time passed, each semester got easier being away from home and I started making more friends who also didn’t have opportunities to go home often. I befriended many international students, and as I began to learn their stories, I realized I was very luck in my college experience. I thought about if I would ever consider going to a different country for my undergraduate career and my thoughts led me to this conclusion: International students don’t get enough credit. Not only do they have to {potentially} start conversing in a different language, they are thousands of miles away from their families and their homes. Alice is one who had to endure those extra trials and tribulations, as well as being a student-athlete. Let’s find out what she has to say about travelling from Sweden to go to school in the United States! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Alice R.”