My First Time Hiking Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

**First posted on the TravelistaClub.com on March 9, 2018. Visit their website to read more travel stories! Right in front of me was the fabled “Halfway House”, a place I had only heard about in stories before now. According to my Dad, it was more like three-fourths of the way up, instead of half, but Read More

Istanbul, Turkey; A Bridge Between East and West

**Article first posted on TravelistaClub.com on July 17, 2018. Read more travel stories by checking out their website! Istanbul, Turkey is a city that is practically alive. By day, it showcases its abundant history through the towering spires of mosques and cobblestone streets. Monuments to the age when Romans and Turks ruled melt right into the everyday Read More

Fort Worth and Benbrook Lake, Texas- Part 2

Hey Loves! First off, I just want to extend my gratitude to anyone reading this. It’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog and I appreciate all the continued support. The last two months have been crazy busy and as much as I told myself I wouldn’t let life get in the way of writing- lo and behold, that’s what happened. Anyways, I thought this post would be a great way to get my creative juices flowing again (and to continue what I started). So here it is, the long-awaited Part 2 of my weekend camping adventure on Benbrook Lake! (If you missed Part 1, click here). In this section, I talk about the Coyote Drive-In’s of Fort Worth, the Botanical Garden and more! Read More

Fort Worth and Benbrook Lake, Texas- Part 1

And Other Fort Worth Attractions

By now, my hunny and I are used to stolen moments. Back in July 2017, I began a 10-month commitment with AmeriCorps, in order to serve my country and help disaster survivors along-side FEMA. (Read more here.) The journey has taken me across the country to more than 7 different states, and although the experience has been rewarding, nothing makes me happier than getting a weekend off to go exploring with my boy in whatever state I happen to be in at the time. Lucky for me, Aaron is just as adventurous and gypsy-spirited as me, so our paths cross among the states quite often.

In this post, I want to share with you how we spent our weekend in Fort Worth. He picked me up on Friday, and from there we had a full four days to spend with each other exploring and just taking some time off from reality. Keep reading and I tell you about restaurants that we dined at, places we went to go see in the city, and other places of note that I would love to share with you. This weekend brought me a lot of joy, and I hope that I can share some of these wonderful places with you for your own enjoyment should you choose to visit them yourself 🙂 Read More

A Different Kind of VanLife

10 Months of Travel in a 15 Passenger Van

From Connecticut to Iowa

At the end of July 2017, I left my small, quaint hometown in Connecticut to embark on a journey that would undoubtedly change my perspective, and consequently, my life. In a matter of 7 months, a team of eight other people and I, traveled to 7 different states to help FEMA in their disaster response and recovery initiatives. We went from Iowa, to Kansas and Missouri, to Mississippi, to Texas, to Florida and Puerto Rico, and eventually back to Texas- all in a 15 passenger van. Talk about a different kind of Vanlife. For me, it was a period of growth and discovery, both about the world around me and myself. I have doubts that I ever would have obtained the knowledge and intelligence I have now had I taken any other path in life, or had I not left school. The months I spent traveling the country at the expense of the program was some of the most infuriating, degrading, loneliest months of my life, and it’s still not over. But, with that being said, it most definitely had its roses. Read More