How We Planned Our Wedding Without a Wedding Planner

Keith and I married five months ago on September 8, 2018. It was easily the best day of our lives. I know that sounds cliche, but there’s truly nothing more wonderful than proclaiming your love and devotion in front of everyone you care for most. And – from what we heard – all in attendance … Continue reading How We Planned Our Wedding Without a Wedding Planner

A European Honeymoon: England, Scotland, and Ireland

I’ve been putting off writing about our latest adventure for some time. Our wedding was exhausting – in the very best way – and the months following were a complete blur. Now, at midnight over a holiday break, I’ve finally found the energy to translate our wonderful experience into text – I hope you enjoy … Continue reading A European Honeymoon: England, Scotland, and Ireland

Top Things to Do in Okinawa, Japan

Sometimes you forget how many lives you’ve lived, & then one day, a co-worker tells you they’re planning an upcoming trip to Japan & all of the memories of exploring an island in the Pacific suddenly come flooding back. You remember once more how a long time ago before you were climbing the corporate ladder … Continue reading Top Things to Do in Okinawa, Japan

A Weekend in Portland, Oregon

“We travel because we need to, because distance & difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, & that changes everything.” — Jonah Leher If I stay someplace too long, I begin to feel trapped and bored (no, I’m not being overly … Continue reading A Weekend in Portland, Oregon

How to Travel Italy in 10 Days on a Budget – A Travel Itinerary

Last year, my boyfriend, Keith, and I took a trip to my beloved Italy. As the granddaughter of Italian citizens, I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to visit Italy countless times throughout my childhood. However, this was my first time traveling overseas alone for an extended period of time and Keith’s first … Continue reading How to Travel Italy in 10 Days on a Budget – A Travel Itinerary