Travel is something that I have a steep interest in, but until recently I didn’t necessarily have the resources or freedom to pursue it. I’ve been able to visit a handful of incredible places in my 22 years, but I’ve got a bucket list a mile long of other places I’d love to go, too. Because I don’t have the experiences to offer travel guides for some of the coolest locations in the United States (yet!) I thought I’d turn to some of my blog friends and share their travel guides for cities all over the country. p.s. I’m heading to Seattle in… View Post

As bloggers, we’re always celebrating silly and fun “national holidays” like National Donut Day or Batman Day with fun Instagram posts and themed round ups on our blogs. More important holidays often go ignored, though. Case in point: Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28th.  While it didn’t come with photo ops like posing with pastry-shaped pool floaties, MH Day has a bigger mission and one that can actually make a change for the better. Every year on Menstrual Hygiene Day people come together to raise awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights… View Post

I interrupt your usual June travel–related programming to share an exciting update… I was interviewed on Live TV today! Locally, we have a talk show called Paula Sands Live that I grew up watching after school. Paula is as much of a Quad Cities staple as John Deere Headquarters or the Mississippi River is, so when I was invited to be on the show I had to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Paula Sands Lives features local people, events, charities, businesses, and everything in between and gives them a platform to talk about whatever it is that they do. Blogging… View Post

I feel like whenever I travel there is a battle between wanting to experience all of the things while still saving all of the money. Trips and adventures are a good way to go broke if you’re not careful—between trying new cuisines, spending money on experiences, and having the general ‘treat yo’self’ mentality of vacation, it can get a bit pricey. I try to save money where I can without missing out, and here are my favorite travel resources I have used to make my vacations awesome without breaking the bank. Skyscanner I’ve talked about Skyscanner in the past, and I… View Post

Solo travel sometimes carries certain risks and dangers that you don’t experience when traveling with a partner or a group. Some of these risks are innocent misfortunes, such as getting lost in a new place with no battery on your phone, while others may be more sinister, like being targeted because you’re alone. Whenever I’m getting ready for a solo adventure, I’ve got no less than 7 people (you now who you are, love you) concerned that I, a 21–year–old, somewhat naive–looking, female is traveling alone. And I’ll be honest, the first few times I travelled alone I was scared and I have ended… View Post