ROME, ITALY Through My Lens

Telling my story of Rome, Italy through photos. Captured with a Nikon D3300 (+ a few from my iPhone XR) and edited in Lightroom. I plan to update this post eventually, filling in the details of these stories with words, but, for now—enjoy this aesthetically pleasing photo series of one of the most incredible, historical…

Destination: Barcelona

In November, my brother, David, flew from Seattle to Málaga to visit Jake and I. After spending three days showing him around our gorgeous city (all-encompassing Málaga travel guide to come), we hopped on a plane to embark on a ~Barça-Madrid Travel Weekend Extravaganza~ (oddly enough, the name didn’t stick). Before I travel to any…


Barcelona Foodie Guide—5 Hidden Gems That’ll Make You Feel Local

If there’s one thing I’ve learned through traveling, it’s that you can tell a lot about a city based on it’s culture surrounding eating and drinking. Discovering popular, locally-owned bars and restaurants is the best, most universal way for anyone—no matter who you are or where you come from—to connect with a city and experience…

Travel Hack: How I Booked a One-Way Trip From KC to Madrid for $340

Let me start by saying, if you came here for an easy-button, quick-fix solution to your costly travel woes, you might as well stop reading here. Successful and cost-effective travel requires sufficient preparation and proactive planning; There are a myriad of factors that must all come together and fall into place at just the right…


Claiming The In-Between

It’s not often that I feel self-reflective enough to carve out time in my busy schedule to sit down and vomit my thoughts into a blog post, but the end of another year can have that effect. So here goes—In 2018, I learned a lot about patience.

Get To Know You: The Do’s And Don’ts Of Spending Quality Time With Yourself

I have always been told that I’m: an extrovert, outgoing, a “social butterfly” (as my mom loves to say in reference to my childhood days of making new friends at the grocery store.) However, as you may know, the definition of an extrovert goes beyond one’s ability to make new friends or to be the life…

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