Why Wales Should be on your Travel Bucket List

Conwy, Wales has, in fact, taken the spot for my most favorite place ever (previously held by Cannon Beach, OR). Wales is the small, neighboring country of both England and Scotland, and although it isn’t as tourist heavy – it should be. Wales has it all: ancient castles, rolling green hills, beachside towns and beautiful…

A Tale of Two Cities: London and Liverpool

I have wanted to go back to London since I first stepped foot in the English capital about 9 years ago, and this month I made that a reality! I had been planning this big “United Kingdom” getaway for about half the year now, and I knew I wanted to spend some time in London…

Nashville on a Budget

Nashville is the home of country music and it was the 7th stop in my 12-month travel journey. When I think about the “top” travel destinations in the U.S., Nashville is definitely on that list, which is why I ventured down there the weekend after the 4th of July. Here is my music city experience,…

Niagara Falls in Under 24 Hours

My 2019, solo travel list has officially taken me international! This past weekend I flew into Buffalo for the sole purpose of seeing Niagara Falls – a bucket list experience that’s been on my mind for quite some time. After arriving in Buffalo, I learned the next bus that would take me to the falls…

How to Deal with a Layover in New Jersey

The first (and only other) time I was in New Jersey was when I was 16. I was heading to New York for my birthday, but our cab driver had the wrong address for our hotel. He took us in and out of New Jersey and back into New York what felt like a dozen…

May is for …. Maine!

“May is for …. Maine!” This is my exact thought process for picking where I wanted to spend my trip over Memorial Weekend, although, I have always wanted to go to Maine! There’s something about small, seaside towns with chilly mornings and mountains facing the ocean that make my heart sing. I think this is…

Sunny in Seattle

A Quick Weekend Guide in Seattle Month 4 of 2019 took me to Seattle, WA! I wanted to go during April because I was hoping I would get to experience a little bit of rain (after all, what more is Seattle known for?) To my surprise, it was actually really nice out! It sprinkled a little bit…

Lost my Phone to Mardi Gras

Yes, I got my phone stolen and yes, I would go back. Mardi Gras is an incredible out-door festival, cultural experience and trip of a lifetime all in one. Thankfully, I did not go alone this time. My friends and I left early Sunday Morning for New Orleans and were welcomed by very humid weather…

Utah’s Arches

I’ve always had this vision of me traveling across the country in a beat-up Jeep, sleeping in my car, not having a care in the world. That’s what led me to drive 12 hours to Utah’s Arches National Park and back, in ONE weekend. Because of this “idea” I had of myself, I also purposely…

7 pictures that prove Nebraska Sunsets can’t be beat

“What is the Midwest like?” “What do you do in Nebraska?” “Is there really a lot of corn out there?” “Go Huskers!” If you’re new to my blog, welcome! You might have figured out that I’m from Nebraska, and if you’re thinking to yourself “what a weird place to write about in a travel blog…”…