Japanese beer girl

This week’s Links à la Mode is giving me a chance to bring up Japan one more time! Did I mention I really loved my time in Japan? Well, I REALLY loved Japan. And I was very excited my blog post “My Top 10 Favorite Things I Did in Japan” was selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers for this week’s Links à la Mode! Also, if you have time check out the actual link to IFB’s post here…I love that my… Read more »

I don’t normally do these kinds of posts, but I thought this would be a fun one to take part in…especially because of my upcoming blog anniversary! It’s always great to reflect at this time of the year. The lovely Lee of “Lee Thrifts” tagged me in the “Get to know me – 4 things” tag. (Thank you, Lee!) And I loved reading through her answers! (Click here to see Lee’s answers.) So, here are my answers! Enjoy! Four Places… Read more »

mount fuji

Holy smokes! Three weeks in a row I’ve had a blog post selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers for Links à la Mode! I’m honored! And I’m very excited that the post selected this week was my travel post, “Climbing Mount Fuji.” This would be the first time Independent Fashion Bloggers selected a travel post of mine to feature! And I wasn’t the only blogger with a travel post featured this week! From Barcelona to Austin, Texas, this week’s roundup is… Read more »

hippo getting his teeth cleaned

I promised to show off my panda photos today, and I’m going to keep that promise! Haha. And, of course, the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo doesn’t just have giant pandas. They also have hippos, okapis, rhinos and even tapirs! It was pretty awesome to see tapirs or okapis in real life! And the hippos were even getting their teeth cleaned out when we saw them – it was crazy! But before I show some of the other animals, let’s marvel… Read more »

Robot Restaurant Tokyo

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. If you find yourself in Tokyo someday and only have time to do one touristy thing, I highly recommend you visit Robot Restaurant! It is the most inexplicably crazy (in a good way) performance I have ever seen. This isn’t an actual restaurant, really, as the name implies. It’s a robot show where snack food and various drinks are… Read more »

muir woods

…that is the question! With all the traveling my husband and I do, we are always looking for ways to maximize our experience and minimize stress when traveling. Navigating your way through a new country or even your own country can be fun, but sometimes it’s nice to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the navigating. One of the ways we do this is by booking tours. (Usually through Viator.) Having someone guide you through a city or… Read more »

Tokyo's Owl Cafe - Fukuro no mise

*If you like this post, it is now available on iTunes as a self-guided walking tour! Click here to download it. I had heard of cat cafes, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I was introduced to an owl “cafe.” My friend, Shannon, had sent me a Buzzfeed article with a list of wacky things to try in Tokyo. At the top of the list was visiting Fukuro no Mise – an owl cafe. It had awesome reviews on… Read more »

Lafayette Cemetery

  If you like this post, it’s available for FREE this week only (April 24 – April 30, 2017) 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! Once downloaded, click “upgrade” for no additional cost this week only!   New Orleans is a city all its own, with many quirky experiences to be had. From ghost tours to tarot card… Read more »

Fatehpur Sikri

India is a country full of beauty and history, that belongs on everyone’s bucket list. My time in India was nothing short of an adventure. But with the insistent honking of horns from the organized chaos that is traffic to the vibrant splashes of color from intricately draped saris to the almost overwhelming smells of spicy food… it will undoubtedly cause some culture shock for those who have never visited this bright and bustling country…but I’m here to offer some… Read more »

Happy Monday, folks! To get this week started off right, I’m giving away promo codes for the Full Version of City Walks Apps, one of the popular iOS and Android apps by GPSmyCity. 20 lucky winners will receive promo codes, in partnership with GPSmyCity (these codes will work with both iOS and Android). These apps feature self-guided city walks in 470+ cities worldwide…and the promo codes will allow you to download the full version of the city of your choice… 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 »

Tasty Tie Tuesday

This is one of the most exciting posts I have personally had the pleasure of writing. I have had the opportunity to work with many wonderful, new clothing companies, but this is the first time I have had the chance to introduce you all to Pullman Hotels – a hotel chain you may have not previously heard of! As many of you already know, my husband and I live a very nomadic lifestyle. We do not actually own or rent a home,… 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 »

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 »

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 I first found out we were moving to Stevens Point, I remember being very disappointed and thinking “What… Read more »

I don’t usually get too personal on my blog. I try to keep the content light and fun. However, for this post I’m going to take the time to explain my life a little better. I think a good starting point will be my wedding. That’s what the above pictures are of. As you can see, we didn’t have the big fairy tale wedding with the white dress. We were married in a courthouse, and I went shopping the night… Read more »

It’s been a while since I posted a travel post! I’ll explain why that is soon, but first, let me explain where we are in these pictures. The above pictures are of Indianhead Ski Resort in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We were invited by our friends to spend New Years at the resort with them. It was a wonderful time! I personally am a terrible downhill skier, so I opted for snowshoeing while everyone hit the slopes. My husband… Read more »

An ancient city complete with fast food restaurants, taverns, brothels, mansions, running water, a market, an amphitheater and a port… doesn’t really sound ancient at all. However, the city of Pompeii is nearly 2,000 years old. It is hard to adequately describe how incredible it is to walk the streets of this wonderfully preserved city. Don’t worry, though, I have plenty of pictures.

When in Rome… it is completely acceptable to eat until the buttons burst off your pants, and it is impossible to not be completely immersed in history. There are so many incredible sights and restaurants to explore in Rome, you could spend your entire life here and not experience it all. My husband and I spent a little over two weeks exploring Rome. We expected this vacation to be an adventure but not necessarily relaxing. We were quite wrong. I… Read more »