Travel

Ultimate East Coast Road Trip

I. LOVE. ROAD TRIPS. I was particularly excited about this one, because when I was young, my mom took my brothers and I on a 3 month RV trip around the Eastern United States.  It started with her pulling out a map of the U.S., marking a line straight down the middle, and drawing a route in which we would hit every state east of that line. Then began the research.  She was determined to hit all the must-see’s, historical locations, and even local favorites.  This …

Sayulita & Puerto Vallarta

It’s rare that you travel somewhere and feel at home. A good friend apparently foresaw this happening when she insisted that Sayulita needed to be at the top of my travel bucket list. Coincidentally, my family got invited to stay at a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta just a few months later, so there was no question… I was going!  Located on the west coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita are only about an hour drive from each other. Aside from the pure serenity of …

Tips for Paris

“We’ll always have Paris” -Howard Koch PARIS. After our tour of Italy- we took a small plane from Venice and hopped over to Paris to grab a croissant. NBD We were only in Paris for about 48 hours, and it was the end of our trip so we wanted to be more chill in Paris and enjoy the last couple days. #extra Honestly- I had heard of so many mixed reviews on Paris, some love it- and others say it smells and its dirty. So …

Positano (Amalfi Coast)

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” –John Steinbeck The Lonely Planet The Lonely Planet –I remember googling Positano for the first time- my thoughts were “this is it, this is a dream turned into reality.” Then quickly added it to my top 10 list. A few years later, our ferry rounded the corner of the Amalfi Coast and we laid eyes on the most breathtaking coastal city …

ROME: The Eternal City

“The City of Visible History” In someway I don’t know where to start… and yet I don’t know where to stop.   We flew into the heart of Italy-ROME! (Day 3) The first thing we had to see was the Colosseum – plus- its better to go in the morning when its cooler out. Walking up to this manmade wonder of the world was life changing and completely took our breath away. PRO TIP : Buy your ticket through the Colosseum website ahead of time and NOT …

New York City

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless” -Simone de Beauvior NEW. YORK. CITY. Where do I begin, and how can I condense all of NYC into one blog post?! It is only fitting to start with the heart of this city… the streets. Meet some locals, ride the subway, grab some street tacos while waiting for a show, and immerse yourself in the city that never sleeps. Although New York City is home to some of the best restaurants in this …

Newport

“Newport, Rhode Island, that breeding place-that stud farm, so to speak-of aristocracy; aristocracy of the American type” -Mark Twain Newport. The sailing capital of the world. Between the lobster rolls, cliff walks along the coast, Vanderbilt mansions, and rosé… this is your next summer vacation. The heart of Newport is clearly the harbor. Located downtown, the harbor is surrounded by historic homes, quaint bars and restaurants, and charming shops. For dinner, choose a restaurant that overlooks the water.  The entire city looks like it’s on fire. …

Seattle

“It was like… magic” -Sleepless in Seattle Ahh, the emerald city… I will never forget your windy mountain drives through evergreens, your beautiful summer weather, your breathtaking hikes, and of course your coffee. If you’re looking for a restful vacation, you will miss the best of Seattle. When (not “if”) you visit, tour the city on a bike, paddle board around Lake Union, spend all afternoon walking through Pike Place market, and hike as many mountains as possible. Snoqualmie Mountain is home to some of the best hiking …