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”

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”

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.”

Feature Friday [Easter Edition]: Meet Sara R.

Easter Island has always seemed so mysterious…at least to me. Come learn more about this incredible island as Sara shares her adventures!

In honor of Easter weekend, I wanted to dedicate a post to Easter! What better than learning more about Easter Island? This island continues to be a mystery to many. Discovered on Easter day, {hence the name}, the island houses the many large figurehead statues as is famously known. There’s so much more to this island than meets the eye. Today we have Sara here with us to delve into some of the island’s mysteries!  Continue reading “Feature Friday [Easter Edition]: Meet Sara R.”

Why I’m So Bad at Pre-Travelling

There’s so many different aspects of travelling, including the pre-travel; what “needs” to get done before you depart. I’ll let you know I’m not all that great at it. Come find out the different ways.

Travelling isn’t all about the adventures. There has to be a planning stage, to some degree. Where are you going? How long are you staying? Where are you staying? Who are you going with? How are getting there? What should you pack? How much money should you bring? And so many more minute details. Sometimes it’s exhausting just thinking about it! Continue reading “Why I’m So Bad at Pre-Travelling”

A More Efficient Way of Boarding a Plane?

I can’t be the only one who has questioned the methods of boarding a plane. Check out my thoughts on the matter!

Zone 1…now boarding.

Everyone who has travelled by plane has heard some variation of these words. Of course wing-221526_1920it makes sense to board those seated in first-class first, and then work our way to the back of the plane. But if we really think about it, does that really make sense? Is that the most efficient way to load a plane? Personally, I don’t think so. Continue reading “A More Efficient Way of Boarding a Plane?”

Feature Friday: Meet Althea A.

Let’s take a journey with Althea as she recounts her time in Dubai and Italy!

Now I’ve been to Italy, and I can agree the country has so much to offer. I haven’t been to Dubai yet, but it’s definitely on my list. The pictures Althea shares, just makes me want to get there sooner. I have yet to have a desert experience, and after learning about Althea’s trip, Dubai may have to be my first desert experience! Check out what Althea has to say: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Althea A.”

Feature Friday: Meet Madison J.

You’ve probably heard of Norwegian Cruise Line, but have you heard of their Sail Across the Sun cruise? Come learn more about a cruise filled with artists, musicians, and a boatload of fun!

Sure, you’ve heard of a cruise. Yes, you might have even been on one. But I have a strong feeling that your experience was nothing like this cruise! One of my best friends, Madison, went on a Norwegian cruise with her mom and sister. To say they had an amazing time would definitely be an understatement! Not only did they have a port stop, as most cruises do, but the on-board activities were incomparable to most. Read what Madison has to say about Sail{ing} Across the Sun! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Madison J.”

Feature Friday: Meet Danielle T.

Ever wanted to visit Memphis, TN? Take a peek at what our guest, Danielle, has to say about the city!

When I hear the word ‘Tennessee’, I think of country music, Nashville, Vanderbilt, The Blind Side, and the place where my first college friend lives. Of course there’s more to the state than the random thoughts scrolling through my head, like the city of Memphis! I’ve never been, but after reading Danielle’s interview, I definitely want to take a trip, especially for the food! Check it out to see what Danielle has to say of what the city has to offer: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Danielle T.”