• Plane Window View

    #fbf Plane Views

    I love photos from plane windows. They rarely come out bad unless the wing of the plane is blocking a gorgeous part of the view or you get your reflection in the window. But oftentimes, you get really good photos. I thought I would do a Flashback Friday, #fbf, post highlighting this photo I took on my way home from Toronto back in May. I love this photo because of all the green hills and the windy river cutting through. Most of all I love how the clouds are just dappled over the landscape. Like someone just sprinkled dollops of clouds overhead. I don’t know where this photo was as…

  • Fashion,  Travel

    What to Wear for Summer Skiing

    Those who love to ski are always looking for the next opportunity to go on a ski trip even if temperatures outside are sweltering. Places that offer summer skiing are booming, with people going there to escape heat waves and bringing with them a beach-like atmosphere. You might find yourself confused and wonder how to dress for summer skiing if it is your first time. To cover up or not to cover up You will find widely differing opinions on how much to cover up when skiing in summer. People who live in the Alpine region or who ski in all seasons swear that you can ski just fine in…

  • Technology,  Travel

    The Best Ways To Protect Your Phone While Traveling

    Image We all have certain things we can’t go on vacation without. However, a device that almost all travelers choose to pack is a smartphone. Acting as a translator, GPS, entertainment system, and camera all at once, a phone is an essential and incredibly helpful part of the travel experience. The trouble is, thousands of these devices are lost, damaged, or stolen every year while on vacation. To keep yours from suffering the same fate, here are six things you must do. Set Up A Password Most smartphone thieves intend to keep these devices for themselves or sell them on to others. Either way, setting up a password will make…

  • Capitol Rotunda
    Photography,  Travel

    Capitol Dome

    Yesterday was a long, but good day in the city. I went to a book launch event and had a great time. But more on that in a post this weekend! Now I’ve got a lot of housekeeping things to take care of (literally and figuratively – laundry and cooking but also blog work). While scrolling through photos on my phone I came across my photos from my trip to Washington, DC during the holidays. I saw these photos I took in the Capitol Building – in the rotunda. They are shots looking up at the fresco painted on ceiling of the dome. I vaguely remember our tour guide saying…

  • Skinfix Travel Kit
    Skin Care

    Skinfix Travel Kit

    If you’ve been following me for a while then you know Skinfix has been really kind to me over the past few years, sending me awesome goodies. In fact, they just sent me their new serum a few days ago! Still need to try that out so I can report back to you. But first, I’m sharing the travel kit they sent me a few weeks ago. Technically, it’s a starter kit as listed on Sephora, but since the products are perfect travel size, I have a few of these products in full size…size, and the kit has a little airplane in the corner, I’m going to call it a…

  • Travel

    Fun Tips for Exploring New Cities When You’re Traveling

    If you love traveling, you’ll know just how exciting it is when you arrive in a big city for the first time. It’s a huge metropolis for you to explore and discover for the very first time and that’s a great feeling. But you also want to make sure you get the most out of the experience, and we’ve got some tips and ideas for how to do that. Read on now to find out all about them. Image Source Talk to the Locals One of the golden rules of travel is that you should always take the time to speak to the locals. They know this city inside out,…

  • Rumi's Kitchen - Mini Chicken Wraps
    Food,  Travel

    Foodie Diary: Georgia

    As many of you already know, I just came home from a long weekend in Georgia visiting family outside Atlanta. Since I am off for spring break, I went down on Friday and came home on Tuesday. I’ve been to Georgia many times over the years so my time there is mostly just hanging out with friends and family and lots of eating. There are always new restaurants opening near my cousins and since my cousin has a food instagram she always knows good places to go. I have at least 1 other food post from Georgia, if not more. Before this post gets too long, let me jump right in…

  • Notre Dame
    Life,  Travel

    Notre Dame

    With the tragic fire at Notre Dame in Paris earlier in the week, I saw an outpouring of stories and photos of people’s experiences in the historic and famous cathedral. Though I have been fortunate enough to have seen Notre Dame with my own eyes three times (so far) in my life, I didn’t join in on the photo/story sharing. However, since it is Easter, I thought today was a good day to share a photo I snapped the last time I was in Paris, about 6 years ago. Although this photo, which predominantly features parts of the cathedral that were destroyed, was taken 6 years ago my story is…

  • Travel ootd
    Fashion,  Looks,  Travel

    Travel Style

    Happy Saturday! I’m writing this ahead of time, but if all went according to plan I arrived in Georgia yesterday afternoon. I’m here visiting family for a few days and I plan to take some outfit photos and pretty much photos of everything I eat, so be on the look out for that next week! Just doing a quick post today to share what I wore for my travel day yesterday. Definitely took these photos ahead of time because I already knew what I was going to wear yesterday. Since I was in the middle of taking my suitcase from my parents’ house back to my place I thought why…

  • Travel

    Items Every Traveler Should Have

    Image Credit If you’re someone who likes to travel a lot then you know that travelling is one of the best experiences you can have in life, but that doesn’t mean that it comes without stress – especially if you’re travelling alone it can be quite stressful, so in this post we’re going to share with you some practical tips for items that every traveller should have so that you can enjoy your trip without any problems.   Comfortable shoes: If travelling to you means more than lying beside a pool in a resort all day, then you’re likely going to be doing quite a lot of walking and exploring…