Self Love, Chakras + Embracing the Woo (and you!)

the ultimate self love guide

A few nights ago I was browsing Pinterest + saw the quote, "She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another," from Sarah Addison Allen. I have mixed emotions about it because: a) I'm not going through a horrible time, in fact, I'm really happy. and b) I ... READ MORE

Renting an AirBnB In Paris: My Experience

renting an apartment in paris on airbnb

During my stay in Paris, I wanted to stay in an AirBnB-- the idea sounded so amazing-- walking down to the boulangerie every morning for fresh baked baguettes, looking out the window to the famous Parisian architecture and walking home from late night dinners...a total dream. While, the AirBnB I stayed at was incredible (and I highly recommend it!) ... READ MORE

Day Tripping: Verona, Italy

Castelvecchio in Verona Italy

From our B&B in Bologna, we decided to take a day trip to the beautiful town of Verona. I was worried that it'd be a touristy spot filled with Romeo + Juliet gimmicks, but what I discovered was so much more as it quickly became one of my favorite Italian cities. If you're looking for a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with breathtaking ... READ MORE

Day Tripping: Bruges, Belgium

A canal in Bruges, Belgium

During my trip to Paris, I decided to take a bus tour through Bruges, Belgium. Along with a few other canal cities in Europe, it's often referred to as "The Venice of the North" and needless to say, it did not disappoint. We took-off from Paris on a double decker tour bus operated through Viator. We chose to go through a tour company because ... READ MORE

My First Hostel Experience (+ Tips for Yours!)

Tips for Your First Hotel Experience

The first leg of my backpacking trip included a short stint in Barcelona. Barcelona was a city of dreams (it ended up being one of my favorites despite my traveling there mostly because it was one of the less expensive cities to fly into, but more on that will be in my Barcelona recap) I had hoped to save a bit of money by staying in a hostel and ... READ MORE

12 Hours in Miami


On my way to Europe this past summer, I had a 12-hour layover in Miami. Eager to get out of the airport + explore, I made sure to use-up every minute I had of exploration time and I'm already itching to go back and adventure around the ocean-side city. I've put together a list of some places I was able to visit during my short stay + a few ... READ MORE

Backpacking Checklist {Free Printable!}

Backpacking Checklist

Hi, loves! Now that I've been back for 3 months (holy cow??) I figured it's about time I start sharing more about my 28-day backpacking trip around Europe that I took this summer. As you can imagine, packing for a trip of this length can be stressful. Factor in the added craziness of being on-the-go every few days and (if you're like ... READ MORE