Japan for First Timers: Everything to Consider Before You Go

This is everything I thought about and did¬†before visiting Japan for the first time. It was also my introduction to Asia and for whatever reason, I felt extremely overwhelmed trying to organize all of the details. I wanted to feel as prepared as possible to be somewhere so different and get the most out of… More Japan for First Timers: Everything to Consider Before You Go

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Palm Springs

Palm Springs, a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, was straight out of a dream to me. Everywhere I looked was visually appealing whether it be the palm trees against the mountains, the hotel with all the colors of the rainbow, the beautiful houses and midcentury-modern architecture, the design of every cute place… More 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Palm Springs

Strange in the Best Way: Iceland Through Stories and Photos

I knew Iceland would be an adventure. That’s why traveling there captured my attention in college and remained a priority years later. When that dream became a reality and I stepped off the plane, despite exhaustion and jet lag, that excitement was palpable. What epicness would the next 10 days bring? What would we discover… More Strange in the Best Way: Iceland Through Stories and Photos

Here’s Why You Should Visit the Grand Canyon in February (with photos)

When my eyes laid sight on the Grand Canyon for the first time (and to be honest, every time at all the different viewpoints), my mind could not comprehend its beauty and size. It was instantly clear why so many people flock to visit from all over the world, and to this day, I still… More Here’s Why You Should Visit the Grand Canyon in February (with photos)

Throwback to Venice, Italy: My First Time in Europe

I recently restructured this site to make it easier to search my posts by location–I added a drop-down section called “Where I’ve Been.” While doing this reorganization, I realized there are two countries I’ve traveled to that are not accounted for on my page. One of them is Italy, my first European country (technically people… More Throwback to Venice, Italy: My First Time in Europe

Postcards from Kyoto

Thirty-six photos shared from Kyoto might seem like overkill but it was hard to even cut it down this much. This city (the country’s former capital) was a joy to wander through– you never knew what picturesque scene was around the corner. It had an older and more traditional feel than Tokyo (you’ll see we… More Postcards from Kyoto

Exploring the World’s Biggest City: Tokyo Photo Diary

I’m kicking off my Japan series with most people’s first introduction to the country…TOKYO. Tokyo is so many things at the same time–old and modern, unique and mainstream, familiar and unfamiliar– but one thing’s undebatable: it’s huge (technically the biggest city in the world)! I’m still trying to find the words to describe my time… More Exploring the World’s Biggest City: Tokyo Photo Diary