Summer Bucket List 2017

There is something about Summer that completely captivates my soul. The warmth of the sunshine creating freckles on my skin. The extra long days and wonderfully tranquil nights. Sinking into a pool chair with a good book or laughing around a picnic table with great beer and even better company. The summertime always brings a smile to my face and after a year of ups and downs, my smile shines even brighter during this particular Summer. Why? Well, this Summer marks the beginning of a new time in my life. A time in which I have learned to take control…

Is Solo Travel Right For You?

Solo travel is one of the most liberating experiences that one can go through. It is eye-opening, life changing and soul satisfying. Traveling alone creates a feeling of adventure and ignites a sense of thrill. There are no rules or guidelines and you are free to do whatever you want to do whenever you want to do it. Sounds pretty damn good, right? These are all the things that I was told or read about leading up to my big adventure out West. I convinced myself that this was exactly what I needed and I booked my trip to…

My First Solo Trip: Seattle Edition

Last week I set off on my first solo adventure. I booked a ticket to the Pacific Northwest with the initial plan of flying into Seattle to stay with my friend Emily for the first 2-3 days. After my reunion with Emily, my plan was to have no plan. To venture off on my own and do a little soul searching and self discovery. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to end up doing or where I was even going to go. This may have sounded crazy to some and, to be honest, it sounded…