Travel · United States · West Coast

Vacation Here: Portland, Oregon

Sometimes things in life have a funny way of working out. Over the holidays last year I happened to come across a few articles about all the cool things to see & do in Portland, OR and the areas surrounding the city. Once I learned that they have some of the best beer, wine, &… Continue reading Vacation Here: Portland, Oregon

Europe · Travel

Italian Soiree 2015 Days 9 & 10: Bologna

After three jam packed days in Florence & Tuscany, I was definitely ready to slow down the pace a bit. Bologna was just what the doctor ordered. We let ourselves sleep in a bit and so even though it was only about a 35 minute train ride on the high speed train from Florence, we… Continue reading Italian Soiree 2015 Days 9 & 10: Bologna

Europe · Tips · Travel · United States

Walking Tours: Why Free Tours are the Best

If you’re travelling to a new city for the long weekend this Memorial Day, I highly recommend checking to see if they have any free walking tours. I am a huge fan of walking tours when visiting new places. Whether they are focused on tourist attractions, history, or food, I always learn a ton plus… Continue reading Walking Tours: Why Free Tours are the Best

Southwest · Tips · Travel · United States

Making the Most out of Conference Travel: Austin

I love getting to travel for conferences, especially when they are in cities I’ve never traveled to. It can be challenging, however, to find enough time between meetings and events to get to actually experience something other than the hotel and convention center. And let’s be honest, there isn’t a huge difference between a Hilton… Continue reading Making the Most out of Conference Travel: Austin

Europe · Travel

Springtime in Paris: Memories from Studying Abroad

As I start to plan my trip to Italy this fall, I can’t believe its been almost 7 years since I was last in Europe. In 2008, I studied abroad at Ecole Centrale Paris for four weeks in May and June. The best thing about the program was how seriously they took making sure we… Continue reading Springtime in Paris: Memories from Studying Abroad

Southeast · Travel · United States

The Road Taken: Highlights from our Spring Break Road Trip to the South

If you have been keeping up with the blog, you are probably very up to date on our road trip to Charleston, Savannah, & Myrtle Beach last week. While the entire trip was amazing, there were definitely some parts that we would do over in a heart beat, others that seeing once was enough but we’d… Continue reading The Road Taken: Highlights from our Spring Break Road Trip to the South

Southeast · Travel · United States

Soirée Goes South: Day 6

Going non-stop for five days straight starts to wear on you, so today we decided to let ourselves sleep in a bit, which in our case meant waking up about the same time just without an alarm. After taking our time to get ready and enjoy our complimentary breakfast, we decided it would be worthwhile… Continue reading Soirée Goes South: Day 6

Southeast · Travel · United States

Soirée Goes South: Day 2

We woke up early in Summerville so we could take the scenic route to Charleston. Lucky for us, our hotel had a free breakfast including eggs, biscuits, waffles and coffee. After grabbing a quick bite, we took Route 61 to Charleston in order to catch a glimpse of some of the historic plantations along the way.… Continue reading Soirée Goes South: Day 2