Posts in Travel
Pittsburgh Entered The Core Of My Heart...

A few weeks back, as we do, Ethan and I came home from work on a Friday afternoon and got the itch to get lost. We made a goal to visit all the neighboring cities around us within about a 4-5 hour driving radius and as of now, we only have two left - Buffalo and Columbus.

On this particular Friday, we decided to pack our bags and head out east to Pennsylvania. The plan? See as much of Pittsburgh as our feet and eyes could handle over 2.5 days.

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"Cincinnati is a Beautiful City; Cheerful, Thriving, and Animated."

One of mine and Ethan’s favorite things in this world to do is to travel to exciting and beautiful places near and far. We have made it our unofficial mission to cross as many places off of our to-visit lists as possible before our time ends - one of the many reasons we are such a great match.

We have visited nearly every major (and minor) city in our surrounding states, but one place I’d never been that I was just itching to see was Cincinnati, Ohio. My mom’s originally from Southern Ohio and she’s always raved about her time living in and around CinCin, so I just knew I had to see it for myself. Of course, Ethan obliged.

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Postcards From Jacksonville

*Sigh* I owe you lovely readers an apology for being MIA for so long. It’s been a combination of many things - primarily a lack of time, motivation, and creative energy. But, with that said, I’m carving out more time in my schedule now to sit down and write for me, and for you, too! So, here’s to new beginnings and starting fresh! Thanks for your support and patience - hopefully this will be the last apology I make for a while. If I have it my way, I’m back for good, and I usually get my way. 😉

Let’s throw it back to a few weeks ago and catch up on some of the things you’ve missed, shall we?

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Scotland IV Recap, Part 3 - Eastern Scotland

Here we are again, friends. Time for Part 3 of mine and Ethan's adventures to my favorite place on earth. And in this post, I'll go into detail about my favorite place within my favorite place, if that makes any sense. 🙃

The middle and the end of our trip were spent on the East Coast of the country. I've always been partial to the Eastern half of Scotland for so many reasons - the accents are nicer to listen to, the cities are more ideal to visit, and the weather tends to be better, just to name a few. Not to mention that Edinburgh is my heart and soul. I can't even begin to explain how much I love that city and have since the very moment my feet stepped on its soil back in 2015.

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Scotland IV Recap, Part 2 - The Highlands & Islands

Hi again, friends, fancy seeing you here!

As promised, it’s time for Part 2 of my Scotland recap! It’s a good one, who’s excited?

When I left off in Part 1, Ethan and I were on our way back to Edinburgh. As I said before, I’m saving the wonders of Edinburgh and the the East for post 3 because I have a desire to save the best (and longest) for last. You can thank me later. 😘

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Scotland IV Recap, Part 1 - Western Scotland

It's the moment that so many of you have been waiting for, folks! It's time for post 1 of 3 about mine and Ethan's Scottish adventure! I'm so excited to share all these amazing stories with you and take you along on our beautiful journey with us. It really was a remarkable trip - the absolute best of my entire life - and I'm looking forward to reliving it again while I write this. I can't wait for our next adventure - any guesses where we might end up? Leave them in the comments below!

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I'm Back - No Thanks To Delta and KLM

I'm back!!

And by back I mean both in the country and back at it with blogging! Exciting, eh? Have you missed me?

Let me begin by saying I'm sorry for my lack of content over the last few weeks. I went on vacation and promised myself that I would be 100% present with Ethan and in Scotland while I was away. Then, when I returned state-side, Ethan I both caught a post-travel cold that knocked us both out for over a week. Ugh. But now that I've recovered, I can happily report that I have a whole list of exciting things coming your way, so buckle up.

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What's In My Carry-On

Not to brag, but I've been around an airplane cabin a few times. Flying is great - it's an exciting, but taxing experience from take-off to touch-down, on both your mind and body. And after the few dozen flights I've taken in my life, I've gotten a pretty solid survival kit nailed down.

I always find little tips and tricks helpful. And one hot-topic in the travel world is carry-on essentials, so I thought I'd share mine.

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Postcards From Glasgow

Do you ever just feel nostalgic for places you’ve been?

Lately I’ve been feeling a little homesick for Scotland - particularly Glasgow, Scotland. I lived there for a year when I was getting my Master’s degree from Strathclyde Uni. Glasgow is such a unique city. In my opinion, about as authentic Scottish as you can get. While I’ll always have a special place in my heart from Edinburgh, the rough and realness of Glasgow will forever be a third home to me. I have so many fond memories of Glasgow and it was amazing to relive so many of them in preparing this post for you now.

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My Favorite Thing to Do is Go Where I’ve Never Been and I'd Never Been to Dayton

Ethan and I rarely sit still - especially during the weekend. We both love adventure and now that he’s made it his mission to always keep me in fresh supply of things to blog about, we take a lot of weekend trips. This past weekend found us in Dayton, Ohio. A small city about four hours south of us in the state where my Momma grew up.

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Top 10 Travel Bucket List

I’ve been very fortunate over the last three years. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a dozen new countries and dozens of new cities since my Junior year at Uni. Some thanks to school and many just for fun. I truly live to travel. As soon as I caught the travel bug back in 2015 with my first abroad trip to Scotland, I was absolutely hooked and I haven’t stopped since.

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Postcards From Italy Part 3 - Florence

My final stop on my photographic recount of my adventures in Italy brings me to first and last place I set foot while I was there. It might surprise many of you to know that I didn’t - as often done - save my favorite for last. The city of Florence was a total surprise to me in so many ways. I loved the sights and spending time with my BFF in the city she’d lived in for months by this time, but I can’t say that I completely fell in love with it. Ask me about my trip to Florence sometime and I’ll be happy to share my very candid opinions of it from top to bottom.

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Postcards From Italy Part 2 - Cinque Terre

You’ve probably seen images of Cinque Terre before. The villages in the Italian hills with all the colorful buildings ring a bell?

In the middle of my trip to Italy, Nicole and I were craving some warm sun and ocean air, so we hopped a train to the stunning and famous Italian Riviera.

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Postcards From Italy Part 1 - Pisa

I am so lucky to say I’ve gotten to set foot in all the wonderful places that I have. One gorgeous location that I am always truly humbled to remember that I ventured to is the historic and beautiful country of Italy. So many people dream of visiting Italy and I have to pinch myself sometimes when I think about the fact that I got the pleasure of spending over a week there two years ago.

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