10 Local Travel Tips for Your First Trip to London

Planning your first trip to London? How exciting! After visiting many times (and living there for a year!) here are my top London travel tips.

3 Days in Scottsdale: A Desert Oasis Weekend Itinerary

When you think of Scottsdale, what comes to mind? Golf and spa resorts where you can practice your swing or enjoy a massage, right? Me too. At least, that’s what I thought of Scottsdale before I spent 3 days in Scottsdale! Neighboring Phoenix, Scottsdale has long drawn a crowd with refined tastes to enjoy those … Continue Reading

Travel, Blogging & Business Recap: June 2019

Goodbye, June! 👋🏻 With the end of last month, half of 2019 has come and gone. How do you feel about the year so far? To be honest, I’m feeling pretty good! It’s been a crazy busy month with travel, blogging, writing, and getting ready for the announcement of Dark Skies. But, having had many … Continue Reading

11 Must-Try Scottsdale Foods & Drinks 🌵🥑

In the Southwestern USA, you’d expect to find foods that include avocado, tortilla chips, street corn, and chorizo. Would you be surprised to learn about foods with prickly pear or mesquite flavors? What about dishes with Brussel sprouts, pinto beans, and smoked salmon? Scottsdale, Arizona is the one destination where I’ve found foods that include … Continue Reading

3 Days in Bar Harbor: Gateway to Acadia National Park

As is so often the case, I arrive at night. Coming down the hill into Bar Harbor, her lights cast a soft orange glow. The wind is gusting over Frenchman Bay and the water I know is just out of sight is disproportionately quiet despite its size. This is Bar Harbor, Maine, and I’m here … Continue Reading

How to Make the Most of 1 Day in Acadia National Park

Wind whips off the Atlantic Ocean and the sea mist sprays my face as the wave rolls into the rocky coastline. Jagged formations stretch like stony fingers reaching out into the water. It’s clear that this is a unique place where land and sea meet. This is Acadia National Park, Maine’s only national park. Sometimes … Continue Reading

3 Days in Huntsville: A Weekend Itinerary in Rocket City, USA 🚀

The countdown is on. 3… 2… 1… A deep rumble shakes the floor and walls as the rocket engine blazes to life. I’m watching an old video of an F-1 engine test at nearby NASA Marshall, standing in a simulator at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center near a full-scale Saturn V rocket – like the … Continue Reading

10 Essentials You Need to Pack for Hawaii

Paradise is calling – will you answer? If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii and are curious what to pack, you’re in the right place. While there are some small but important considerations depending on your Hawaii travel plans, it’s not hard to pack for Hawaii – I promise! Here’s a Hawaii packing list that … Continue Reading

Travel, Blogging & Business Recap: May 2019

Is it possible to create a life and business as a travel blogger? For the first time, this month I can say yes. After spending more than half of the month traveling and still making enough to pay all of my bills and student loans I finally feel like I’ve earned my stripes as a … Continue Reading