Mammoth Lakes: Weekend Getaway

This one is for all my nature lovers and hikers out there. Kevin surprised me with a spontaneous road trip to Mammoth Lakes, CA this weekend and it was so fun! It’s been awhile since we’ve gone on a last minute road trip and it reminded me of all the ones we did when we first started dating. (Except now we fart and burp with ease in the car hehe.) Mammoth Lakes Getting there Mammoth is located just south of Yosemite – easy to get to from the south, but for us in the North it’s a bit of a trek. From the Bay, you will either need to go through Yosemite or above and around. If you choose to drive through Yosemite you might want to spend one night in the park since you’ll have to pay the entrance fee ($30). And if you’re cheap like us then you…

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Portland Guide: Land of Beards and Brews

Time for another travel guide! And this time to one of my favorite cities to visit in the States – Portland, OR. I’ve been to Portland about 4 times already and I fall in love every time. From the laid back vibes and all the nature-y activities that are so easily accessible it’s definitely somewhere I could see myself living for an extended period of time for sure! Portland Coffee Shops are the BEST! You all know by now that I drink more coffee when I’m on vacation than when I’m at home/ during the work week. And Portland has some of the best coffee shops around. Check out my yelp list here. Some of my favorites are: Stumptown Coffee Heart Coffee Presso Coffee Hiking Activities Alrighty, once you’re fueled up and ready to take on the day there are A BUNCH of hiking options that I recommend doing early…

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Thailand Guide: Top 10 To-dos

Hello travel bugs – I know it’s been about 8 months since I got back from Thailand and this post has been A LONG time coming. But there was so much that we did there it was hard to figure out how to organize it into a post. So that being said I’ve made it easy for you – here’s a list of the top 10 things I would recommend you do when visiting Thailand. Kevin and I visited 3 cities over the course of a week so this post will make it easy for you to plan your own trek across Thailand. Touchdown in Thailand: ChiangMai 1. The Yi Peng Lantern Festival Okay I’ll be honest, I messed up here because we literally flew in 2 days after it ended. BUT! there were still a lot of the decorations up in the city which was beautiful as well. It…

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Shopping Guide: Get Summer Travel Ready

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a shopping guide since I haven’t really shopped myself. But with the weather getting warmer, I’ve been going a liiiiittle (a lot) crazy with the credit card. oopsies! There are so many cute dresses this season that also look comfy AF, and you guys know – comfort over everything for me. So I wanted to share a few of the MANY things I’ve purchased to wear this summer! Summer Shoes: Sandals and Wedges Let’s start with shoes. Shoes have always been hard for me because I’m pretty tall already and a lot of the cute sandals are always 4″ tall that make me tower over everyone else. HOWEVER, now that I’m dating someone tall I can buy all the cute shoes now. yay! Check out a few of the ones I’ve purchase here: I also put a preorder in for these Soludos Palma wedges because – look…

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Thailand Guide & Vlog: Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Why I chose Elephant Jungle Sanctuary: Phuket It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten back from my trip to Thailand but this topic is relevant all year long so I’m finally getting around to writing about my experience at the Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket! It is a recently opened location (with others in Chiangmai and Pattaya). I knew going into my trip I wanted to do a LOT of research for a sanctuary that was truly cruelty free. Among some of the sanctuary’s I found there were sanctuaries where people noted that even though some mahouts did not openly abuse the elephants – some carried nails in their hands to prod the elephants with. That being said, EJS was one of the few where there was no riding whatsoever so I felt like I could trust that they truly put the elephants well-being first. Getting To the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary We…

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