Black Lab & Dock in Wisconsin

This post is going to be a little different than my normal blog posts. For this one, I wanted to just share some snapshots I took while I was home visiting my family and friends in Wisconsin. Not any outfits or travel tips, just a few photos. In my previous post, I had also mentioned I had invested in a new full frame camera, so, these were some of my very first photos with it. I’m excited to get some… Read more »

Chicago travel

In the midst of all the moving from Tokyo to Sydney craziness, I also was in Chicago for a weekend! Chicago is one of those places that I have never actually visited just for the sake of visiting (except for a family trip a million years ago when I was in my early teens). There has always been something, whether it was a conference, a marathon, an interview, etc. it’s always been some sort of event that brought me to… Read more »

The Liberty Bell

Happy 4th of July! It’s weird not being in the United States to watch the fireworks and parades with my friends and family this year, again.   But anywho, 2 years ago, I did get to celebrate America’s Independence Day like no other in Philadelphia. So, this post is taking a look back at my 4th of July celebrations in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania 2 years ago! Enjoy! “Nobody celebrates the 4th like those who did it 1st!” I saw that on… Read more »

NEW Zoo

By the time you all are reading this post, I will be on my way to Tokyo. That is really crazy to think! I’m not going to lie, either…the nerves are really starting to set in! Haha. It’s also starting to set in that I will really miss being so close to family and friends. My husband and I had gotten quite used to seeing those we love by just hopping in the car and driving to see them. It… Read more »

Lafayette Cemetery

  If you like this post, it’s available as a walking tour on GPSmyCity! Each place mentioned will have a complete set of GPS coordinates! Click here to download it via the GPSmyCity app on iTunes.   New Orleans is a city all its own, with many quirky experiences to be had. From ghost tours to tarot card readings to sampling the “planet’s best” hot sauce…there are many fun experiences you can have in just a few days of visiting… Read more »

Carousel Bar & Lounge - NOLA

  New Orleans is known for many things, but one of the first things that always comes to mind is how wonderful the food and drinks are. Anytime we asked for a recommendation for a bar or restaurant in New Orleans, the answer was always, “Well, there isn’t a bad place to eat or drink here!” With that being said, there were several spots that really stood out above the rest for us, and offered some truly unique experiences! 1.)… Read more »

Swans

For one week every spring, my tiny hometown becomes a pitstop for flocks and flocks of majestic swans. Entire fields will be filled with these beautiful creatures for just a few fleeting days. I was beyond excited to see while I was driving today, that they are beginning to make their return. I had not been home at the same time as the swans for..oooh.. about 10 years. And at that time, I did not have a camera, or even… Read more »

Emma recreation in Minneapolis

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. I am a huge fan of Jane Austen. Okay, that is a bit of an understatement… I have been reading and rereading her books ever since I was 13. I have read all of her major novels and am currently working on reading some of her lesser known/unfinished works. (I’m reading The Watsons right now.) Her novels have always… Read more »

Houdini's Museum Appleton, WI

Fun fact: Harry Houdini and I grew up in the same area! Houdini moved to Appleton, Wisconsin from Budapest, Hungary when he was 4 years old. However, he told his audience that he was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. Because of Houdini’s time in Appleton, we have a museum dedicated to his awesome magic tricks/escapes! It’s a really interactive museum called “History Museum at the Castle.” My husband and I went with my husband’s little brother to check out the museum… Read more »

Top of the Rock

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. This weekend I said farewell to the Big Apple and am now packing my bags for our next adventure. I know the last time I moved I did a farewell post on the city I had been living in at the time (Stevens Point). While technically I don’t live in NYC, I live in Princeton, New Jersey…I am really… Read more »

Lilac Cove Boutique

My goal for this weekend was to experience something in NYC that I couldn’t experience anywhere else. With only one weekend left in the area, my husband and I have been doing our best to get all of our bucket list items checked off in the city…because who knows when we’ll be back. For this goal, comfort was key in the wardrobe department…as this was going to involve some long days and tons of walking! My dress is from Lilac… Read more »

R2D2

If you happen to be a fan of Star Wars – oh boy, do I have an awesome exhibit to tell you about! “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” just opened up in the Discovery building in Times Square NYC, and it seriously is the stuff that Star Wars fans’ dreams are made of. I happened to be on 44th St. for a matinee showing of Phantom of the Opera (click here for more on that), when just across… Read more »

Mt. Tammany waterfall

This past weekend my husband and I decided to be a little more adventurous in our weekend activities and try out mountain hiking! With this fall being so mild and warm, we figured we should get out and enjoy it, instead of running into the city for the weekend. After talking to some local friends and reading a few hiking blogs, we decided on Mt. Tammany in the Poconos Mountains for our first ever mountain hike. (I just realized after… Read more »

Green Arrow Costume

My costume: My husband’s costume:   “You have failed this city!” I’m not entirely sure how many times we said that during the day, but it certainly never got old! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Green Arrow, that’s something he always says to the bad guys before he takes them out. And as you can see, I once again spent Halloween pretending to be a man, haha. My husband was kind enough to let me be Green… Read more »

Downtown Dallas

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. My adventure in Dallas didn’t exactly go according to plan. I intended to have a few days to wander and explore the city at my leisure. However, due to a monsoon that overtook Dallas while I was there (seriously, they had flooding and record rainfall), and a flu bug that landed me in my hotel room for a whole… Read more »

Shark cage diving

“Weren’t you scared?!” That is always the first question everyone asks when we tell them about our shark cage diving experience in Cape Cod. While being in the same waters as sharks should be terrifying, our shark cage diving adventure wasn’t the stuff nightmares are made of…it was actually a lot of fun. We saw one mako shark while we were still on the boat, and I think being in the water for that would have been rather frightening, as… Read more »

angel sanchez ss16

My first New York Fashion Week show is in the books! I had the opportunity to see the Angel Sanchez spring/summer 2016 collection, and it was absolutely amazing. I’m not even going to try and play it cool – I was in heaven and so excited I was able to get to see NYFW in person! (I’ll be on cloud nine for a while if you need me.) I’ll do my best to try and talk designers and fashion with… Read more »

Whale Watching Cape Cod

Whale watching in Cape Cod is easily one of the most incredible experiences of my entire life. The moment we made it to the whales’ feeding ground it was nonstop action. From the baby whales doing full breach after full breach, to the adults “waving” their fins and slapping their tails, there was hardly a moment where the whales were not visible. And sorry it took me so long to get this post together! But for the entire 2 hours… Read more »

Fenway

Boston is my new favorite city. I know I said that when I visited Philly – but seriously Boston is my favorite, without a doubt. I want to pack up and move there immediately! My husband and I were only there for a couple days and sorry, I wasn’t a very good blogger while I was there. This post will not do Boston nearly the justice it deserves. I didn’t take nearly as many photos as I should’ve, or keep… Read more »

The North Woods

This weekend I ventured to a place where I had no access to social media, no cell phone reception and no traffic – it was heavenly. It was just my family, the puppies and my husband and I all spending a lovely weekend in The North Woods. I’m now back in Jersey where we have lots of traffic, cell phone reception and access to social media. So, to relive my little getaway from civilization I decided to share my photos… Read more »

China: Through the Looking Glass

To break up our usual Sunday ritual of going to the gym and then binge watching Netflix, my husband and I decided to head into the city and explore The Met for the day. I’ve been dying to see their collection of Egyptian Art and their exhibit “China: Through the Looking Glass.” I will be breaking this post into 3 parts, based on the exhibits we toured, starting with “China: Through the Looking Glass” and ending with “Arms & Armor.”… Read more »

Today is my husband Zac’s 27th birthday! Happy birthday to the best husband in the world! We spent the weekend celebrating this special occasion. He LOVES to fish and has never been fishing on the ocean. So, we booked a charter trip with some friends through Jersey Key Fishing in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. It was so awesome! This post is basically an excuse to show off some of our fishing pictures from the weekend. Haha. I apologize for the… Read more »

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. There are not many things in life that bring me quite as much happiness as the soft scent of lilacs tickling my nose in the breeze… or seeing the vibrant colors of tulips blooming in triumph, after patiently waiting for the frosts of winter to disperse. Flowers are one of the many joys of spring, and I have been… Read more »

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. “Grounds for Sculpture” is a sculpture garden that is quite close to where my husband and I live in New Jersey. We have been hearing about it ever since we arrived in the Garden State. It wasn’t until this past weekend that we finally made the journey to visit it. It has been by far our favorite adventure since… Read more »

It’s the most wonderful time of year…cherry blossom season! Ever since I moved to the East Coast I’ve been hearing nonstop how I need to visit Washington, D.C. when the cherry trees blossom. So, my husband and I figured we better make a trip when this happens! We planned our weekend by following the “Bloom Watch” website that let us know roughly when the peak bloom will happen. The National Park Service predicted that this would be between April 11-14…. Read more »

Our little, whirlwind trip up to New York City was nothing short of an unforgettable adventure. There are so many things to do and see in this city, sleeping seems like a silly waste of time (and as the title suggests, we hardly slept at all). I went to New York with my friends for a few days, after they were so kind as to help me move into my apartment. But before I talk about New York, I want… Read more »

After driving more than a thousand miles, we finally made it to the East Coast, and I am settled into my new home in Princeton! Wahoo! Sorry I haven’t been very active on the blog or my social media sites. These past couple weeks have been a crazy whirlwind, and I’m having a hard time sorting through it all to even know where to start! I think what I will do is talk a bit about our road trip, just… Read more »

It took me a few tries before I was finally able to write this post. I guess I am just in denial that we are actually leaving Stevens Point, Wisconsin…which has been our home for the past year and a half. I’m probably going to be a bit of an emotional wreck by the time I actually finish it. When my husband and Iย first found out we were moving to Stevens Point, I remember being very disappointed and thinking “What… Read more »