Breathtaking Bali

November 17, 2015
Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Ubud, Bali {Where to find & Tips for Visiting}

After two blissful weeks exploring the exotic island of Bali, our tropical adventure was coming to a close. On my last day in Indonesia, I had one more item on my Bali bucket list that I wanted to check off… The breathtaking Tegallalang Rice Terraces. These famed cliffs of lush, sprawling rice terraces are located in the Tegallalang […]

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Wild Monkeys of Bali

November 12, 2015
Alila Ubud ~ a gorgeous, secluded resort in Ubud, Bali.

After a quick adventure in East Bali, Barbara and I arrived at Alila Ubud, a secluded resort on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali. Ubud is located in the center of Bali, deep in the mountains, surrounded by stunning rice terraces, Hindu temples, rushing rivers, deep canyons, jungles of palm tree forests, and looming volcanoes visible […]

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East Bali Cuisine

November 5, 2015
Indonesian Cuisine ~ Where to find the best food in Bali!

Last month someone asked me what was the strangest thing I’ve ever eaten in all my travels. Without a doubt it was something I had in Bali! When Barbara and I were in East Bali, we had some unique and exotic dining experiences. One of my favorites was at a strawberry farm in Bedugul. This mountainous […]

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Temples & Trekking in East Bali

November 3, 2015
Trekking through rice fields and discovering ancient temples in East Bali.

After a week of traveling around Bali, my friend Barbara from Barbara Bakes joined me for the second half of my adventure exploring this breathtaking tropical island. We made our way to East Bali and stayed at the secluded seaside Alila Manggis resort. East Bali is the quiet side of Bali, blissfully away from the crowds, and it’s here you’ll […]

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Where to Eat in Bali!

October 29, 2015
Amazing food in Bali! Where to find the best food in Bali.

Back in August, I got to spend 2  amazing weeks in Bali with some friends. We stayed in several different areas all over the island. One of our favorite places was Jimbaran Bay, near Denpasar (very close to the airport). Last week I shared our favorite things we did in this area, and also the […]

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A Private Villa in Bali…

October 26, 2015
Jamahal Private Resort & Spa was our FAVORITE place we stayed in Bali!!! Quiet, secluded, perfect for honeymoons or a romantic getaway. Fabulous food and unbeatable service. If you only only go one place in Bali, make sure it is here!!!

When Julie and I were on the west coast of Bali, we stayed at the Jamahal Private Resort & Spa. This is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed, so I definitely wanted to let you guys know about them. The rooms were beautiful and luxurious, the resort was secluded and private, and the […]

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The Water Temple {Bali}

October 19, 2015
The Water Temple, Luwak Coffee, and Jimbaran Bay. Top things you CAN'T MISS in Denpasar, Bali!!

On the fourth day of our adventure exploring Bali, Julie and I made our way to Jimbaran Bay, near Denpasar, located on the west coast of Bali. This is a great area on the island, so I wanted to share some of our favorite things we did here in case you ever find yourself in Bali, or are […]

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Elephant Safari in Bali

October 5, 2015
Feed, bathe, and experience the rescued elephants of the Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Ubud, Bali.

After our first few days on the coast, Julie and I made our way deep into the topical forests of Bali, to an elephant sanctuary in Ubud. This was such an amazing and unique experience. I will never forget our time here. For two days we got to feed, bathe, and interact with these incredibly smart, […]

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Escape to Bali {Sanur Beach}

October 1, 2015
Escape to the quiet side of Bali... Sanur Beach has the longest uninterrupted stretch of white sand beaches for walking and swimming.

When I started telling friends, family, and fellow travelers that I was headed to Australia, especially Western Australia, many of them asked if I was planning on going to Bali afterwards. “Hands down, Bali is my FAVORITE place I’ve ever been!!” they all said emphatically. And, “It’s a super short flight from Perth!” I heard it […]

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This Is What Australian Food Looks Like {Perth}

September 21, 2015
Perth has AMAZING food!! This is what Australian food looks like!

After an amazing week exploring the secluded beaches and undisturbed outback of Western Australia, I had a few days to spend in the lively, bustling city of Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital. Perth is a happening city — home to beautiful beaches, lush, green parks, culture and nightlife, trendy boutiques and restaurants galore. I really had […]

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Four Seasons Las Vegas Girls Weekend

September 15, 2015
Girls Weekend Getaway in VEGAS at the Four Seasons Hotel!

Hi friends! I’m interrupting the Australia posts super quick today to share my recent trip to Las Vegas with you. I’ll be back next week with more from Australia! Top Row: Lauren, Shawn, Shelly and ME.  Bottom Row: Kristan, Angie, Stephanie and Jenny. I am so grateful to have a great group of girlfriends from all […]

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Camel Trekking in Western Australia

September 7, 2015
Incredible Western Australia! What to see and do in Australia.

Good morning from Australia! :) I started my third day in Western Australia on a secluded beach with a fluffy stack of blueberry pancakes. We had a big day ahead of us! If you missed my first post from Australia, be sure to check it out here. After breakfast we hopped in a four-wheel drive jeep […]

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Exploring the Outback of Western Australia

August 31, 2015
Vacation Goals ~ Explore the Outback of Western Australia. Here's everything you need to know about a holiday to Australia!

Greetings from Australia!! :) I just returned home from 4 weeks in the Southern Hemisphere. This summer I spent 2 weeks in Australia and 2 weeks in Bali. Kevin spent the first week in Sydney with me, and then I had a couple girlfriends meet me in Bali for a fun girls spa getaway. But […]

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Cannes, France

August 24, 2015
Cannes, French Riviera, France. The best guide to exploring Cannes!

The final stop on our French Riviera tour was the resort town of Cannes. The Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes curves along the coast and is lined with sandy beaches, upscale boutiques, and luxury hotels. Cannes is know for glamour, celebrities, and its world-famous Cannes Film Festival, attracting celebrities from all over the world, held […]

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Beaches of Saint Tropez

August 17, 2015
Saint Tropez, French Riviera, France. Where to find the best beaches in Saint Tropez.

Last week I talked about my favorite place we stayed in Saint Tropez, now I want to show you the amazing beaches! We spent a warm, sunny day at the beach just relaxing, having lunch, and walking along the shores of the French Riviera in Saint Tropez. The beaches of Saint Tropez are free to […]

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Saint Tropez

August 10, 2015
Saint Tropez, French Riviera, France. The best hidden spots in Saint Tropez.

Saint Tropez is a quiet coastal town on the French Riviera, known for its exclusive beaches and vibrant nightlife. When I imagined Saint Tropez before our trip, the two things that came to mind first were celebrities and luxury. Saint Tropez (pronounced San Troh-pay, rhymes with San Jose) was very different from anywhere else we […]

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Nice, France

August 3, 2015
Ultimate Travel Guide to Nice and the French Riviera. What to do, where to eat, where to stay, day trips from Nice.

Nice, France is the capital of the French Riviera, the 5th largest city in France, and home to the third largest airport in France (after the two in Paris). So when Sommer and I were planning our French Riviera trip, I knew we wanted to spend some time here. If you missed our first post […]

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Exploring the French Riviera

July 27, 2015
Ultimate French Riviera Travel Guide. Where to eat, where to stay, day trips from Nice.

After two fun-filled days in Monte Carlo, Sommer and I got up bright and early to make our way to the next stop on our French Riviera tour. We took a half-day tour with Friend in France. They picked us up at our hotel in Monte Carlo, and dropped us off at our hotel in Nice. […]

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Monte Carlo, Part 2

July 20, 2015
Best Things to See & Do in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

In the short time Sommer and I were in Monte Carlo, we absolutely fell in love. Monte Carlo is the perfect mix of the excitement of city life with quiet old town charm. There’s stunning views hidden in narrow, cobblestone shopping streets, gorgeous beaches, fabulous food, gardens, spas, larger-than-life hotels, and everything in the air just seems magical. […]

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Monte Carlo Night!

July 16, 2015
Best things to do in Monte Carlo, Monaco!

After Kevin and I spent a week biking through the French countryside, my sweet friend Sommer met me in France for a fun girls week on the French Riviera! I hopped on a quick flight from southern France to the Nice Côte d’Azur airport to meet her there. I seriously could not get over the […]

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