Feature Friday: Meet Marissa C.

Most people in the U.S. take cruises to either the Eastern or Western Caribbean, or to Alaska. Marissa and her family decided to go on a European cruise. Come find out what countries they stopped at, and what she thought about her trip!

Marissa and I go way back to my freshmen year of college. We met through swimming, as we were both on the swim team, and we hit it off immediately. We are similar in so many ways, we found it hilarious. After discovering the many ways, we concluded that we must have been separated at birth, and we even convinced someone that we were twins. One of the many things we share is our passion for travelling! Marissa has travelled to all sorts of places via car, plane, train, and boat. Her most recent trip was on a cruise. Come see what she has say!

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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”

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”

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.”

10 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Visit Oahu Right Now

The pictures taken on my trip to Hawaii don’t come close to capturing the true beauty the island has to offer, but I tried. Come take a look and see if they make you want to visit Oahu!

I recently took a trip to Oahu, one of the islands of Hawaii. It was truly such an amazing experience. Many times I forgot I was visiting one of the 50 states. The culture is completely different from the mainland. I plan to publish a complete post about my trip next week, but until then, I’ve decided to share 10 of my pictures from the trip in my very first ever photo essay! Enjoy! Continue reading “10 Pictures That’ll Make You Want to Visit Oahu Right Now”

Travelling the World Full-Time…Or Not…

Travelling the world full-time sounds like a requirement for a travel blogger, but is it really? Come find out my thoughts on the matter and where I fit into it all!

“You’re a travel blogger? Oh, you must travel ALL the time!”

‘Yes, I’m a travel blogger; however, I don’t travel all the time. I just like to think I travel a lot.” Continue reading “Travelling the World Full-Time…Or Not…”