Europe Iceland

How To Plan Your Own 10-Day Iceland Road Trip

Back in 2019, my boyfriend, two friends of ours, and I took a road trip around Iceland and had the most amazing time exploring some of what this amazing country has to offer! Based on my own experiences exploring here, I’m sharing our 10-day itinerary, along with some photos, interesting information about each spot, and my personal opinions. Our route …

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Florida North America United States

How to Celebrate Turning 30 in Deerfield Beach, Florida

With COVID-19 still looming and almost a year of stalled travel plans, my boyfriend, Tim, and I made the somewhat risky decision to join my brother, Don, and his fiancé, Kristina, on their trip to Deerfield Beach, Florida for Don’s 30th birthday. Day 1: Getting to Deerfield Beach Don and Kristina left early Saturday morning, planning to drive most of …

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Illinois North America United States

How to Spend Two Spontaneous Days in Chicago, Illinois

Candace and I met in late 2016 at a personal development course – back when we were both still living in Houston, Texas. We became closer friends as we did several other programs together, and one of these brought us to Chicago, Illinois in mid-2017. We decided to take advantage of the situation, since neither of us had been before, …

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Oregon United States

How to Make Your Wine & Fitness Dreams Come True All in One Trip to Oregon

You may have wondered, “what better way to gain exclusive access to ten of Oregon’s most prestigious vineyards and wineries than to walk, run or hike through them?” Well, first, just to be clear – we will run for wine! And, second, we have the perfect answer to that question. In early 2018, my friend, Courtney, and I decided that …

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Alabama North America United States

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Originally considering a trip to Napa, California for Labor Day Weekend, my boyfriend, Tim, and I, along with our friends, Allison and Ryan, decided that it wasn’t worth the risk to fly out there due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we landed on booking a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama instead. This would be drivable for us, since we live …

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Africa Kenya Maasai Mara National Reserve

How to Spend 3 Days in Maasai Mara National Reserve

If you’ve opted out of reading our longer Kenya post and are just interested in learning about what we did in Maasai Mara, then you’re in the right place! Let me catch you up first, so you have a bit of context. A BROAD REFRESHER My boyfriend, Tim, and I, along with our friends – two other couples, Allison, Ryan, Emily …

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Africa Kenya Lake Nakuru & Lake Elmenteita

Experience the Magic of Lake Nakuru & Lake Elmenteita

If you’ve opted out of reading our longer Kenya post and are just interested in learning about what we did in Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Elmenteita, then you’re in the right place! Let me catch you up first, so you have a bit of context. A BROAD REFRESHER My boyfriend, Tim, and I, along with our friends – two …

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