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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Biking through the French Countryside (Part 2)

July 13, 2015
Summer Bucket List!! Biking through the French Countryside. (Click for travel tips and itineraries)

A few weeks ago Kevin and I spent a week biking through the warm and sunny south of France. I shared part one of our trip last week. Be sure to check it out for more photos of the breathtaking French countryside! :) On our third day biking through picturesque villages and sprawling wheat fields, […]

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Summertime Biking Around the South of France

July 9, 2015
Summertime biking around the south of France... (Click for travel tips and itineraries)

Last month Kevin and I had the opportunity to spend a week biking around the south of France with Discover France, an award-winning tour operator specializing in self-guided bicycle tours to France for over 20 years. From June 22-26 we biked around the Midi-Pyrénées, where some of the most beautiful villages in all of France are located. […]

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Where to Eat in San Francisco

June 19, 2015
Where to EAT in San Francisco!! A list of all the BEST places to eat in San Francisco for every meal of the day. Brunch spots, can't-miss dinners, unique lunches, and decadent sweets for an afternoon pick-me-up. Pin this if you are going to San Francisco!!

This is the post from San Francisco I know you guys have been waiting for! Earlier this week I shared our favorite sights and our favorite things to do in San Francisco, and today I’m sharing all of our favorite places to eat!! I’m covering breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and OF COURSE dessert!! ;) If […]

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Things to Do in San Francisco

June 17, 2015
Best Things to do in San Francisco, including biking the Golden Gate Bridge and hiking the redwood forest at Muir Woods. Pin this if you are going to San Francisco!!

Kevin and I went nonstop in San Francisco! On average we walked about 11 miles every single day. One day, in addition to our 11 miles walking, we also biked 8 miles over the Golden Gate Bridge. On Monday I shared our favorite sights in San Francisco, as well as tips for getting around. Today I’ll be […]

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San Francisco

June 15, 2015
A list of the 10 Most Popular Sightseeing Attractions in San Francisco, including Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies, Coit Tower, and Alcatraz. Pin this if you are going to San Francisco!!

View from the top of Lombard Street A few weeks ago Kevin and I spent seven days in San Francisco to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. We had so much fun running all over this beautiful city! (If you follow me on Instagram, you might have gotten a sneak peek!) San Francisco has SO much to […]

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Sandestin Beach Summer Getaway

June 5, 2015
Had one of the BEST trips of my life here! The resort is stunning and the location is amazing — right next to everything! There's tons of fun shopping, activities, and all kinds of restaurant options all within walking distance. Great for families, couples, and girlfriend getaways. Would highly recommend to friends and family and plan on visiting again VERY soon. This blog has all the places you HAVE to eat in Sandestin!!

Last month I met up with a few of my favorite girlfriends for a girls weekend getaway at the beach. We stayed at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida, and it was honestly one of the best trips of my life. We had SO much fun in one short weekend! The Sandestin Golf and […]

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May 22, 2015
Click here for the must-see Most Holy Places in Jerusalem, including The Sea of Galilee, the Via Dolorosa, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tips for Traveling to Israel + Where to Eat and Where to Stay in Jerusalem.

On Sunday morning I stood at the Sea of Galilee, with my toes in the water and my face in the early morning sun. I washed my hands and face in the sea where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. Our last two days in Israel were spent near the Sea of Galilee […]

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