MY TRAVEL BLOG
This page is home to all the big trips I've taken in the last 10 years!
(I am working on also compiling my trips within the US and Canada, since you aren't going to find most of those on here.)
If you are interested in travel planning, I would love to chat with you! I have a page specifically outlining some of the trips I've helped plan for others: TRAVEL PLANNING
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PUERTO RICO 2020
With a last minute cheap flight, I booked a trip down to Puerto Rico for New Years with a few friends. We stayed at the most beautiful spot and spent several days wandering around Old San Juan. We then headed east to go hiking in the El Yunque National Forest – I honestly didn't expect the rainforest to be as rainy as it was! – and then all the way to the east coast to see the glowing lights at Bioluminescent Bay! We had a great time exploring and then came back to spend some more time in quaint Old San Juan. I seriously could not get enough of the charming colorful buildings and the picturesque streets! I mean come on with this sweet local man playing guitar on the steps! What a dream!
PORTUGAL & FRANCE 2019
Literally the most impromptu and unplanned trip I've ever taken, I booked this last minute escape, and 48 hours later I was sitting on the beach in Cannes. The trip was a much-needed getaway and provide just the solace I needed: meandering. Sometimes all you need is to go for a walk– and what better place to walk around? Southern France is one of the most magical places in the world, without a doubt. The beaches, the cocktails, and of course, the language! After leaving France, I headed to Lisbon, Portugal, and was charmed yet again. Man, this city has a nightlife, that's for sure! And is also the most hilly city I've ever been to!! But I would recommend it to anyone– it's something else :)
I took a little getaway to explore beautiful and historic Belgium this weekend! I started in Brussels, and I loved the all murals – especially Tin Tin and the Smurfs! – but I didn't particularly fall for the city (...especially after I got mugged). Everyone said I needed to go to Bruges, so I headed there next. Bruges was picturesque but turned out to be way too touristy, full of tour groups following around guides toting umbrellas. But the people who know me best told me I would love Ghent, and boy were they right. I ended up spending most of my time at the most charming historic hotel on the river, overlooking St. Michael's Bridge, and the postcard shot of the 3 most significant buildings from 10th century Gent-past: the Korenmarkt, Saint Nicholas Church, and the Belfry. Plus, Ghent is 100% chocolate, french fries, and vegetarian food!! Cmon. One of my new favorite cities of all time.