Gifts for The Travel-Loving Dad

Do you have a travel-loving Dad? Well then, this post is for you. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to do a travel-related Dad post, and what better than a gift guide? I did some extensive research on today’s hottest products for the travel-loving Dad, which I will list below! So, if you’re stuck on what to get Dad, maybe this post can help you out. 01. A Great Pair of Earphones In today’s world, earphones are…


The Importance of a Home as a Traveler

Going on the road is great for a lot of reasons.   It means exploring the world, its natural beauty, and discovering new pieces of yourself.   And, though I love being on the road as much as the next travel-obsessed gal, I also really love calling a place home.   In a lot of ways, when you travel a lot, home becomes more of an ideal than a place. Home is the road, because you love it. Home is the people, because they’re there when you need them. Home is, essentially, where…


10 Instagram Accounts to Satisfy Your Wanderlust // 2017

Out of all my social media accounts, my favorites to scroll through are Instagram & Pinterest. Today, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of my favorite Instagram accounts for travel.   Many of these Instagram accounts are inspirational and beautiful, and they all have something you can take away – especially if you need to satisfy your wanderlust addiction.   Whenever I am trapped inside for a day, besides doing work, I will scroll through some of these…


What The End of College Really Feels Like

So, it's 2017, and I haven't blogged in quite some time. I wish I could say it's because I've been too busy, but really it's been more about my brain exploding over and over again. I'm two months away from holding my Bachelors diploma. People keep asking me if I'm excited, If I'm ready, If I'm... NOPE. I am nineteen, treading water in the adult deep end. Eventually, my legs will give out, and eventually, I will drown in debt, insecurities, responsibilities, and empty bank accounts. My adult…


Why Taking A Career Break Is Not the End of the World

Some weeks, it’s easy to find exactly what I want to write about. Others, I find myself staring at the blank screen, praying that something will come to me by 11 a.m. This week, I’ve done a lot of staring, but there’s something there – just beyond my mind’s reach – that I want to write about. I’ve done so much in the last couple of weeks. I went to Mellow Mushroom as a mouse, watched a 21-year-old guy dressed as a 14-year-old girl try and grind up on my…


How "Moving Forward" Sometimes Means "Stop"

Growing up, I became accustomed to change. My family moved around a lot, and by a lot, I mean I moved almost every single year since I was eight or nine. We weren't a military family. In fact, we would sometimes rent a new house just down the street from our old one. It was more about resources, and how they were more plentiful in one house than another. However, after so long of playing hot-potato-house, I can no longer stay put for too long. In July of 2015, I started college in Orlando to…


Is Wanderlust Addiction A Problem?

At some point, things always get old to me. I have a severe case of wanderlust, but I'm also in college and have no money. I wish I could travel to NYC on my off days and take pictures of the people. I wish I could go back to Joshua Tree and climb rocks again. I just want to adventure...get out of Orlando. I used to think I had a small town mindset, because growing up I always wanted to get away from my small town in Alabama. Now, I've moved on to Orlando and a little over a year later, I'm…


Why I Trashed The Original Post

The truth is, I had a post planned for today. I really did. It was written out about love and loss and deception, and it was deeply personal. I thought it was a good way to tell you that you only live once, don't let life hang over your head like a cannonball. Turns out, I just don't want to share it. It could be because I wrote it after a break-up. So, it was full of everlasting angst, as breaking-up protocol goes. It also could be because I don't want to focus on the negativity of the whole…


How Coffee Set My Stomach Free

When I moved down to Orlando, FL in July 2015, I weighed about 125 lbs. Now, only 9 months later, I weigh 130 lbs. However, three weeks ago, I weighed almost 140 lbs. With all the statistics out of the way, you may be wondering how I managed to lose 9 lbs. in three weeks, and my answer is black coffee. I’d tried everything: working out hard core, or just my core, and I even tried an array of diet plans and protein shakes. When I stumbled upon an article on how those who drink 2 to 3 cups…