Travel: South Africa |

I was so excited to check a new continent off my travel list. This was my first time to Africa, but certainly not my last. I couldn’t decide to start in South Africa or Morocco, but then cheap flights and a call from a good friend picked for me. Started the trip in Cape Town.

Travel: Paris | Off the Beaten Press

The last city on my Thanksgiving trip to Europe was Paris. Click the name of the city to see the blog posts for Amsterdam and Brussels. It was mighty cold and the city had just erupted in riots on our arrival, but it was still gorgeous and filled with art & romance. The night we

Travel: Brussels | Off the Beaten Press

After Amsterdam, we took the train to Belgium on Thanksgiving day. We had a delicious meal on the train and the Airbnb I booked was just around the corner from the train station. Our host owned a candle shop which was gorgeous so we met her inside to grab our key. Our Airbnb was much

Travel: Amsterdam | Off the Beaten Press

The past few days were spent in Amsterdam. I traveled there with my boyfriend to start a trip to Europe over Thanksgiving. We found a really great deal on round trip tickets and went to three different cities. The first one we landed in was Amsterdam. We got there at 5AM in the morning and

Austin, Texas 2018 |

I always look forward to Memorial Day. Not only is it my birthday but I tend to take vacation that weekend and explore a new city. Over the past few years, I have done Honolulu, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, New York and San Francisco! Austin was an awesome place to travel in May. It wasn’t TOO

Portugal 2018 |

I just got back from Portugal! I went with my parents for a 9 day trip around the country and had a blast. The weather ended up being a little cooler than anticipated, but besides that, it was glorious. I am so thankful for breaks away from work and experiencing new places. We took an

Travel: Ireland 2017 |

After visiting both Iceland and England, we headed to Ireland! The very first night we got there we met up with some friends from Richmond who had moved there. I was so excited to see them again! It’s always nice to have friends in other countries and reuniting again was really special. We had dinner to

Travel: England 2017 |

The next spot on our trip after Iceland was London, England! I hadn’t been back to London since 2009 when I lead a trip of high school students there. The last time I went we stayed in a dodgy part of the city and had a long commute in to see anything of interest. This time, we

Travel: Iceland 2017 |

I went to Iceland last year and loved it so much, I had to go back. Iceland Air had a great deal, when you fly to Europe, you can stop-over in Iceland for up to a week for free! I 100% took advantage of the deal to explore this beautiful country again. This time, however,

Total Solar Eclipse Charleston |

Thank goodness for my full-time job! Since my small business is my side gig, I don’t frequently get to say those words, but this past weekend, I was so so thankful for my job. We have an office in Charleston and when I realized the city was going to be in full totality of the