Where to Stay on Oahu, Hawaii

There are two main areas of the island that people often stay – Honolulu/Waikiki and the North Shore. As you can imagine, the North Shore is the Northern end of the island while Waikiki is near the Southern end. Both sides of the island have a lot to offer and the one you choose depends on your personal preference.

Read More
Packing Carry-On Only for Hawaii

I challenged myself to travel carry-on only for this trip, which means it was my first flight without a checked bag. It was pretty miserable traveling through Europe with 3 pieces of luggage – one of those being a giant suitcase – and after that trip I decided I would try to pack carry-on only for all future traveling.

Read More
15 Things to Do Outdoors in Santa Barbara

There are endless things to do in Santa Barbara including dozens of hikes, beaches, and activities. While there are many more that I haven’t included, these are my favorite and most highly recommended by others!

Read More
A Virtual Tour of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Have you ever been somewhere that was so incredible you didn’t feel like you were actually there? That’s exactly how I felt while walking through the Alhambra in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. Even now looking through photos it’s hard for me to believe it is real – and I was there!

Read More
Summer 2019 Fashion Favorites

Whether you’re working full-time, taking summer classes, or have the whole summer off – if you’re like me, you get excited when the weather starts to warm up and cute dresses can be worn again. I’ve linked some of my favorite clothing this season from American Eagle to Reformation and everything in between.

Read More
A Day in Bruges, Belgium

Visiting Belgium in February was cold, gray, and rainy like much of the year, but it made Bruges feel that much more magical. The old, long-standing buildings paired with the canals running through the city make this city fit for a fairy-tale setting.

Read More
London Travel Guide for First-Time Visitors

London is one of the most visited cities in the world. I am no expert since I’m not a local, but I have been twice and shown around by my lovely friend who IS a local! I include all the must-see spots for first-time visitors to London, along with some other places that are a bit less touristy.

Read More
Your New Favorite Carry-On: The Chester

After traveling Europe with a carry-on duffel back, a backpack, and a giant suitcase I am determined to try not to over-pack. That’s where a nice, hard shell carry-on suitcase comes in. It’s the perfect size to pack everything you need without over-packing.

Read More
18 Cruelty-Free Skincare Brands

Over the last year I’ve almost fully transitioned into only using cruelty-free products. Every time I run out of one of my old non-cruelty-free staples, I replace it with a new cruelty-free product!

Read More
What to Wear: Summer in Santorini, Greece

Santorini has beautiful weather in the Summer and usually hovers around 80ºF/27ºC between June and August. The architecture is stunning. With bright white buildings that seem to glow under the sun and that gorgeous Greek blue on the rooftops and accents, the Greek Islands are easily identifiable in photos.

Read More
Visiting the Super Bloom in Santa Barbara

Just 50 miles North of Santa Barbara is Figueroa Mountain in Santa Ynez which is currently blooming with Poppies and Wild Lupine– about an hour and a half drive from Santa Barbara.

Read More
Ethical + Sustainable Swim Brands for Summer 2019

I’ve decided I want to make more conscious and educated decisions when buying clothing and swim. I never realized the amount of pollution “fast fashion” causes – especially fabrics made of plastics that don’t every breakdown like swimwear.

Read More
5 Tips For Taking Photos in Paris

One thing that most people struggle with while traveling (including me) is taking nice photos in popular tourist destinations without hoards of tourists around.

Read More
A One-Day Guide to Barcelona

While planning our month-long Europe trip, we had one night we needed to fill between Paris and Seville. Looking for a place somewhere between the two, we picked Barcelona. Our trip was planned around art museum visits, architecture, and beautiful landscapes, so the city built by Gaudí was a perfect choice.

Read More