These Are the Carry-On Essentials You Need to Pack for EVERY Trip

Ahh yes, another “must-have” carry-on essentials guide by an esteemed travel blogger. ‘What makes this one different?’ you might be asking yourself. Welp, quite a bit actually. If you follow me on social media or have been a reader for awhile, you know I constantly find myself in mishaps and happy accidents often. Which is why I’ve learned what MUST be with me at all times to avoid discomfort or confusion when traveling.Continue reading

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11 Small and Easy Ways You Can Travel More Sustainably

Legendary chef Anne Marie Bonneau once brilliantly said, “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” Us humans are messy and complicated and we don’t handle change very well. That’s why asking so many people to give up everything they know and love to go green isn’t exactly realistic. It seems like we need a more reasonable and pragmatic way to travel sustainably, for the sake of our planet.Continue reading

My Go-To Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Travel Snacks

You know those annoying people who have to modify their orders at restaurants? You know, the ones who need to look up diet-friendly restaurants in advance and basically can’t eat anything without 20 awkward requests to the server? Yeah, I’m *that* person. I’ve been gluten-free for about 8 months and dairy-free for 4 and let me tell ya, it’s been quite a rollercoaster of emotions. But as a traveler, I’ve managed to find some gluten-free and dairy-free travel snacks that have eased the pain.Continue reading

The Perfect 7-14 Day Provence and Côte d'Azur Itinerary; port of Sainte-Maxime

The Perfect 7-14 Day Provence and Côte d’Azur Itinerary

Oh, France. You’re more than just a beautiful place to drink wine and dance in lavender fields. You were a much needed respite for me. A place to look inwardly, a place to make memories with friends, and yes of course, a place to get drunk on wine. And as much as I love Paris, the South of France holds a very special place in my heart. So whether you’re here for a week or more, I’ve got the *perfect* 7-14 day Provence and Côte d’Azur Itinerary.Continue reading

Bask and Stow; mid century modern boutique hotel in Byron Bay exterior

Staying at Bask and Stow in Byron Bay, Australia

With a career in travel, people’s go-to question is often, “Where’s your favorite place you’ve ever traveled?” (It’s a pretty vanilla question most people ask when they have no idea how to start a conversation, especially when there aren’t any cocktails around.) And I always say that if I could live anywhere, it would be Australia. More specifically, Byron Bay.Continue reading

Staying at The Folly Collection in Joshua Tree, California

We headed east of Los Angeles for about 2.5 hours for the ultimate desert retreat. The most luminous glow of red and orange hues lit the sky as we made our way off the paved road and onto soft sand. The course set directly towards the mountain range slightly northeast of Joshua Tree and into Twentynine Palms. As the night grew darker, we couldn’t help but wonder if we had made a wrong turn. It was finally, about a quarter-mile off the road, we saw the lonely, barn-turned-hideaway we would be staying at known as The Folly Collection. Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Adaptogens You’ll Ever Need

What if I could tell you there are natural remedies to help eliminate major ailments in your body ranging from depression to hormonal imbalance to cancer? Dude, seriously. While there’s no such thing as a magic pill or cure, there is something that’s pretty darn close: adaptogens. There are thousands of natural remedies out there, but if you’re new to the world of all-natural health, these are the best adaptogens you should start with.Continue reading

Staying at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, California

Welcome to Huntington Beach: land of epic sunsets, laid back attitudes and culinary treasures as far as the 405 freeway will take you. A lot of people outside of SoCal haven’t heard of Huntington Beach, which is a blessing for its residents and you! But if you’re headed to this cozy, yet thriving beach town, no stay is complete in HB without a trip to the legendary Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel.Continue reading