Lifestyle, North America, Travel, USA

Top 10 Things to do in Lompoc, CA

In my mind, California’s central coast is one of the most beautiful and underrated regions in the state. When my husband and I had the chance to visit Lompoc one weekend with Explore Lompoc, we jumped at the opportunity! This area was first inhabited by the native Chumash people, and the name “Lompoc” is derived… Continue reading Top 10 Things to do in Lompoc, CA

Africa, Morocco, Sahara Desert, Travel

3 Day Sahara Desert Tour

When you think of Morocco, it’s likely that two things will come to mind: the bustling souks of Marrakech, and the vastness of the red Sahara Desert. (Okay, maybe you also think about the blue pearl, aka Chefchaouen. But we didn’t make it there this trip so that sadly won’t be covered on here…yet!) Back… Continue reading 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour

Africa, Marrakech, Morocco, Travel

2 Days in Marrakech

At long last, we’ve made it to the continent of Africa!! Marrakech has LONG been on my travel bucket list, and I’m so grateful that my hubby and I were able to make it here over American Thanksgiving. <3 Pro tip for my fellow Americans: International travel during our Thanksgiving domestic holiday is MUCH cheaper… Continue reading 2 Days in Marrakech

Europe, France, Lifestyle, Paris, Travel

3 Days in Paris

At long last, finally a blog post about my favorite landlocked city in the world!  (Yes, I know that’s oddly specific.) We went to Paris as the last stop in our 2-week whirlwind honeymoon of 12 cities, eight flights and six ferries.  What better place to end a honeymoon than in the city of love?… Continue reading 3 Days in Paris

Europe, Greece, Lifestyle, Rhodes, Travel

A Day in Rhodes, Greece

Hi Everyone!!! This post is reaaallllly overdue, but I want to tell you all about this beautiful and thoroughly underrated Greek island that quickly became one of my favorites. First off, we really did not have enough time there, but we made the most of the time we did have.  This was our first island… Continue reading A Day in Rhodes, Greece

Lifestyle, Mexico, North America, Travel

Hotel Review: The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Ah, Cabo San Lucas.  The most relaxing trip of our married life so far! For us, it was important that wherever we stayed on this trip be a convenient, beautiful and relaxing place that we didn't have to leave if we didn't want to.  This is contrary to our usual travel habits (we usually barely… Continue reading Hotel Review: The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Lifestyle, Travel

8 TIPS FOR PACKING YOUR 2-WEEK TRIP INTO A CARRY-ON

Those of you who know me know that I’m all about cramming as much as possible into my trips.  Life is short and vacation time is hard to come by, so if you have the opportunity to go somewhere, why not try to experience as much as possible?  I am all for squeezing in a… Continue reading 8 TIPS FOR PACKING YOUR 2-WEEK TRIP INTO A CARRY-ON

Disney, Disney World, Lifestyle, North America, Travel

Half Day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS Ahh, Hollywood Studios.  The very last Disney theme park in the world for me to check off my bucket list! We went here late in the afternoon on the second day of our 2-day Disney World adventure, so really, this was more of a 3-hour adventure as opposed to a half day.… Continue reading Half Day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney, Disney World, Lifestyle, North America, Travel

Half Day in EPCOT

EPCOT We adventured to EPCOT the second morning of our insane 2-days at Disney World. For an overview of our trip and tips (as well as links for the other parks), click here. For details on EPCOT, keep reading! After a very restful night’s sleep following our crazy 20-hour day, we woke up and headed… Continue reading Half Day in EPCOT

Disney, Disney World, Lifestyle, North America, Travel

Half Day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM As promised, here's a posting on our experiences at Animal Kingdom in Orlando! If you'd like to see a general overview of our 2-day Disney World hopping experience as well as a list of the other theme parks, click here. This Florida-unique park was a highlight for both of us, and was… Continue reading Half Day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom