travel: new york city | offthebeatenpress.com
26Oct

My friend from college got married over the weekend in New Jersey! A group of us from Virginia drove up and got a hotel the night before attending at the Brownstone. Her wedding was beautiful and a blast. The colors she had for the flowers and bridesmaid dresses just popped! Here are some of us

Travel: Bear Creek Lake State Park
07Sep

Over the Labor Day weekend, I went to Bear Creek Lake State Park with some friends. We planned out food and headed there late on Friday night. I couldn’t tell exactly where we were since it was pitch black when we arrived, but by morning I realized just what a paradise we were in! We

travel: river house | offthebeatenpress.com
26Jul

Over the weekend I went to my friends River House in Dunnsville, VA. It was a beautiful home. She opened it up to a bunch of friends from different circles. It was nice to see so many new people so pleasant and enjoying the summer. What made it so unique was being able to go out

Seattle & Portland 2015 | offthebeatenpress.com
01Jun

It was just a few short months ago that I visited Seattle to see my friend Katie get married and stop through Portland with my family. That trip left me with a desire to spend more time on the Northwest Coast. So for our birthdays, my boyfriend and I packed up and headed back out

travel: cherry blossoms | offthebeatenpress.com
13Apr

Even though I am from DC, I haven’t been to see the Cherry Blossoms in years! There was a concert in DC over the weekend and when I realized it fell over the festival week, I jumped on the opportunity to go see the beautiful flowers that line the tidal basin. I got up on

disney family cruise 2015 | offthebeatenpress.com
07Apr

My dad’s side of the family is pretty big. He is one of eight and our family gatherings are huge around the holidays. I love being able to walk around a house filled with people I love enjoying each other’s company. My Aunt JoEllen’s birthday this year was a slightly different trip than the usual

travel: seattle | offthebeatenpress.com
09Sep

The original reason for my trip out to the North West was to go see my friend Katie get married. She lives just outside of Seattle. My aunt and I drove there together and rented a hotel room. The room was amazing and while the bed was comfy I didn’t get much sleep because the

Travel: Portland | offthebeatenpress.com
04Sep

After visiting my brother, I went to Portland to stay with my Aunt and Uncle for a few days. They have a beautiful house just outside the city. The last time I was in Oregon was when I was 13, so it was nice being able to go and experience the city as an adult.

Palo Alto | offthebeatenpress.com
01Sep

To start off my vacation, I went to visit my brother in Palo Alto, California. We only had three days together, but we made the most of it. I cherish any time I get to spend with him, especially now that we are on different coasts. Stefan and I get along so well – he really

travel: carnival cruise | offthebeatenpress.com
17Feb

I get tons of TravelZoo emails all the time. When I knew I was in dire need for a vacation I just watched for deals to pop up. Soon enough, a 6-night cruise appeared that I knew would be perfect. It left out of Baltimore, so I knew I didn’t need to fly anywhere! I