10 Things to Pack in Your Travel Medicine Kit

If you adventure hard enough, you’re going to want (and need) at least a small medical kit with you. I personally measure the awesomeness of a trip by how many bruises I get (and how f*ed up my mani/pedi is at the end). Bonus points for breaking skin.  Even if you don’t intend to adventure…

Introducing Stay Nauti

With absolute joy, I’m proud to introduce you all to Stay NautiTM, a brand that I’ve been building quietly behind the scenes for over a year. Born out of my love of all things water and fueled by my desire to share that love with the world, I’ve created fun hats, visors and totes that…

Out with the Old: My New Favorite Travel Tote

Well, ladies, it’s come time for me to say goodbye to my beloved Lole Lily travel tote. This amazing bag has flown across the continent (and ocean) more times than I can count over the last three-and-a-half years. Though I’m saying goodbye to her, don’t take it as an un-recommendation. I’ve loved my Lole Lily as much as…

Adventure, Party of 2

My love for solo travel knows no bounds—the freedom and empowerment of escaping to a far away destination alone is simply exhilarating. But after leaving my plus one stateside for my last two adventures, I knew it was time to take the plunge into traveling as a party of two. I’ve said it before, and…

Budget Travel Hack: Free Pickup/Drop-Off

There are so many costs involved in traveling—from airfare to hotels, ground transportation, tours, food and souvenirs, and they can add up quickly. I’ve been lucky enough to book most of my hotel and airfare expenses using points and miles—and ever since I signed up for the Chase Reserve card last year, I started adding…

If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You

  When was the last time you took a leap of faith? Went outside of your comfort zone? Did something that scared you? It’s all too easy to fall into a routine. Routines can be good. They give us cadence and predictability. And in a world where unpredictability swirls around us like a hurricane, routines…

Beach, Please: Epic Guest Room Redesign

Being in the ocean is damn near a spiritual experience for me—and that’s not hyperbole. I never feel more intimately connected to the world and simultaneously so infinitely a small part of it than when I immerse myself in the deep blue. However, I have grown deep roots in a city that does not give…