Top 10 Things to See in Seattle

Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I buy regularly and personally recommend- all opinions are my own. I will start off with a personal disclaimer. Seattle is my hometown and I LOVE THIS PLACE! There is nothing I enjoy more than heading in to the city and playing tourist for the day. So forgive my complete bias but these are MY top 10 favorite spots in Seattle!   Space Needle- In 1962, the Space Needle was […]

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10 Things You Need for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all opinions are my own. Ahhh summer road trips. They will never go out of style! Seeing the country by car is the original slow travel and a great way to make memories! But, before you pack up the car and hit the road, make sure you have these 10 essentials on your next summer road trip packing list!   First Aid Kit- This is just the first rule of car safety in general, I always keep a […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Vancouver, B.C.

Just a short three hour drive from Seattle, and an hour away from the Canadian-U.S. border is a bustling metropolis! It is home to a major cruise boat port and serves as Canada’s largest west coast hub for international flights. I’ve been through the city plenty of times on a cruise or on a flight but have never taken the time to explore this city, until now. And I am so glad I did! So, check out the top 10 things to see and do in Vancouver, B.C.! Capilano Suspension Bridge The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is a unique experience […]

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Metropolitan Hotel Review: Vancouver, B.C.

Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I buy regularly and personally recommend- all opinions are my own. Nestled among the skyscrapers in downtown Vancouver, B.C. lies the Metropolitan Hotel. Its’ luxury boutique style is echoed throughout their contemporary lobby with Asian accents. They typically welcome business travelers from all over the world. But, with most hotels in Vancouver starting at $400+ (USD) a night, and the Metropolitan starting at $200+ (USD), it’s a great fit for […]

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Adventure in the Treetops: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I buy regularly and personally recommend- all opinions are my own. Just 15 minutes outside of downtown Vancouver is a park full of bridges. They send you out over cliffs, high in the treetops and make you feel at one with nature. Once upon a time the site held a single suspension bridge. Now the park has added a cliffwalk, tons of wooden walkways and an entire course of bridges […]

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24 Hours in Vancouver, Canada

Just an hour north of the Washington state border you’ll find a place that perfectly meshes city and nature. Cyclists, dog lovers and hikers unite, this city is for you! Vancouver, B.C. is one of the more beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. In just 15 minutes you can go from downtown skyscrapers to strolling across suspension bridges in the tree tops. If you’re wondering what to do in Vancouver in 24 hours, you’ve come to the right place!   Vancouver is a popular city for cruise ships to take out of in the summer. You may find yourself with a […]

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10 Items You Must Pack for Japan

My first trip to Japan was one of my most favorite travel memories! It is such a beautiful country with the most friendly and helpful people you’ll ever meet. It is so different from the U.S. and from any trip I had ever taken before. We visited in the middle of July so this essential packing list is geared a little towards those looking for a must pack guide for summer! But, you’ll still find plenty of items great for summer or winter in Japan! There were some things I wish I had packed in my bag and many things […]

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10 Instagram Worthy Pool Floaties You NEED For Summer Travels!

Heads up: This is post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase using this link. However, all the products recommended below are ones I buy regularly and personally recommend- all opinions are my own. Summer is upon us! Long days, warm sunshine and lazy afternoons on the water are here! Whether you’re flying, road tripping, hitting up summer festivals or staying put, inflatables are awesome to take along with you to all your summer activities because they’re so portable! Before you hit the water, check out my top 10 best pool floats for […]

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20 Photos of Beautiful Sights in Japan

Last summer, we were given two weeks notice to pick a destination and plan a trip. It was stressful, it was crazy, but ultimately we chose Japan. I am so glad we did! Japan is an incredible and beautiful country with the friendliest people (and deer!). You’ll find bright lights and towering skyscrapers alongside serene well preserved ancient temples. These photos are just a small sampling of the most beautiful destinations in Japan! 1. The wild deer in Nara roam free and are protected heavily by the city. They’re pretty friendly so don’t be afraid to get up close and […]

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Universal Studios: Hollywood vs. Orlando

No two theme parks are created equal. Whether it’s a Disney Park, Six Flags or Universal Studios, every park has a little something different to offer. So, how do you choose? Do you go to whichever park is the closest? Or which one has the most roller coasters? For Universal Studios I’m going to break down the two U.S. parks so you can decide. Orlando vs. Hollywood: Which one is right for you?   Hollywood   Universal Studios Hollywood is the original and the first theme park ever built for Universal. It is nestled into a hillside, offering gorgeous views […]

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