Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha)

Guest Post by Amy Smith Many travelers seem to skip over Japan when traveling the world. It’s unfair, really, as it’s one of the most culturally rich destinations you’ll ever come across – from the wonder of its major cities to the intrigue of its rich history and heritage, Japan’s culture is prevalent and diverse, making for a very unique experience. If you’re considering a trip to Japan for the culture, here are four of the best destinations to find… Read more »

Pleated Rainbow Dress for NYE

Click to shop: I know, I’m getting ahead of myself here, NYE is just under a month away. However, when I threw this outfit together I knew this would end up being my NYE outfit. I have no idea what I’m going to be doing yet. Each year has been vastly different, from enjoying it in my PJs watching American Horror Story to seeing the fireworks in Sydney! But for this year, I know I’ll be in Wisconsin, where it… Read more »

Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta is a highly underrated city, in my opinion. It’s the perfect destination for a stress-free weekend getaway with a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Obviously, the Georgia Aquarium is the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Atlanta (and is not to be missed!), but that’s not all Atlanta has to offer! I’ll be perfectly honest, though, by the time I reached Atlanta I was TIRED. We flew to Atlanta (for a conference for… Read more »

floral fashionmia dress

Click to shop:   This is THE time of year to dress up with our loveliest of frocks and fanciest of shoes. However, many times, these outfits mean we’re freezing our rear ends off at our annual holiday parties. I don’t know about you, but nearly every dress in my closet is sleeveless and not made with terribly thick material. But you can easily transform those chilly little dresses into a cold weather appropriate outfit! The key, once again, is… Read more »

Plaza de Armas

Let me start this post off by saying if you can spend more than 10 days in Peru, by all means, do it! There is SO much to do and see in this amazing country. However, if you’re on a time constraint like I was, this itinerary will help you plan your Peru adventure and see as much as you possibly can in your 10 days! (I’ll also share some suggestions if you’re on an even tighter time constraint.) How… Read more »

DSW boots & white button up

Click to shop: I am so excited I can finally show off a cold weather appropriate outfit! This past week I was in Wisconsin to visit my family for Thanksgiving, and it was cold enough to wear boots and a scarf. Wahoo! This outfit was actually my Thanksgiving outfit. It gets pretty warm in our families’ homes with everything cooking, so I went with a light airy top and took my scarf off once it got really warm. But the… Read more »

K beauty products

Guest post by Cassy Hathaway It’s officially time to start your Christmas shopping! Beauty products make fabulous Christmas gifts for the special ladies in your life. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about beauty products, though! So, I’m getting help from a beauty expert today – Cassy Hathaway. Cassy is a freelance writer and all-around beauty nut. She is passionate about perfecting her own daily skincare routine and making sure her lashes are always on fleek. Check out Cassy’s Korean… Read more »

Nina of "A World of Dresses"

Meet Nina! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and a gal after my own heart. Her blog “A World of Dresses” has been a favorite of mine for awhile! Nina is an American expat living in Spain, and she blogs about her adventures abroad…all while wearing a cute dress. “A World of Dresses” is split pretty evenly with posts about Nina’s amazing sense of style as well her beautiful travel posts. (Anyone drawing any parallels here? Haha.) Learn more about Nina’s… Read more »

Machu Picchu

It wasn’t too long ago that I published my first post on Machu Picchu. However, that post was more centered around travel tips and how to get there. For this post, I wanted to actually share some of the cool things I learned about Machu Picchu and my photos of the experience. Enjoy! A Few Machu Picchu Fun Facts *Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. *Machu Picchu… Read more »

Photo by MacKenzi Martin on Unsplash

Contribution by freelance writer Sally Writes The Big Apple has enormous opportunities for urban exploration, drinks, and shopping, but not everyone knows that there are lots of amazing places to go hiking around New York. Here I will list some great hiking trails you can reach by public transport, so you won’t need to hire a car or beg your friends to drop you there and bring back. Got Some Time in New York? Go Hiking! Surprise Lake Loop Travel… Read more »

ModCloth grey pleated skirt - Adidas Superstar sneakers

Click to shop: As with all trends, the sneakers and skirt trend took me a bit to warm up to. But boy oh boy, was I missing out! This look is so gosh darn comfortable. Admittedly, when I first looked at myself in this outfit “nerdy cheerleader” was what came to mind. But after an entire day of walking around the city of Rosario, I was absolutely sold on this outfit. We’re almost in the throes of summer here and… Read more »

Learning how to make a pisco sour!

One day is never enough time to truly experience a city. But that was, unfortunately, the way my trip to Lima worked out. Lima is a beautiful city that deserves more than a day. However, if you’re like me, and only have a limited amount of time there, this is one way to enjoy the city in just one day! Lima Gourmet Company When trying to decide how to spend my one lonely day, I had to figure out what… Read more »

10 GIFT IDEAS FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Holiday shopping can be a daunting task, especially if your loved ones appear to be set on everything they could possibly need! But fret not, this holiday season you can get them a little something fun and out-of-the-ordinary to show you are thinking of them. This post will give unique ideas for both guys and gals for physical gifts. However, if anyone would be interested in a list of “experience” gift ideas, let me know in the comments, and I’ll… Read more »

VIPShop silk midi dress

Click to shop: Florals, stripes and gingham are usually the first prints to come to mind when I want to add a little pizzaz to an outfit. However, geometric prints are a relatively new venture for me! Geometric prints are actually pretty easy to style as well. The key is to keep your accessories and shoes on the neutral side, and not too loud. Geometric prints tend to speak loudly enough on their own. My go-to in this case is… Read more »

San Pedro Market

I’m going to go ahead and start this post off with a disclaimer. WARNING: If you don’t like seeing dead animals/bits of dead animals this post is not for you. Every piece of the cow is used and sold here (seriously, every piece), and there are some little animals eaten in Peru that Americans regard as pets. So, as long as y’all aren’t squeamish with this stuff…we’ll move onto what you can all buy at the glorious San Pedro Market… Read more »

View from Taquile Island, Peru

The city of Puno is a relatively small one, with the Islas Uros being its main attraction. However, if you’re making the long journey to Puno, the Islas Uros don’t have to be your only stop. Taquile Island is located about 45 kilometers off the shore of Puno. (About a 2-hour boat ride.) There are just over 2,000 people living on the island, and it is quite beautiful! Over 10 years ago, the island was even proclaimed “Masterpieces of the… Read more »

Vipshop collared shirtdress

Click to shop: Shirtdresses have been trending for awhile, and for good reason! They are so versatile. It’s incredibly easy to style them for a night out with friends, a day of running errands or a day at the office. I’m slowly allowing shirtdresses to invade my closet. Admittedly, when they first hit the runway, I immediately thought, “Nope! Not for me!” A lot of what I had seen initially was very masculine looking (in my opinion). But now, there… Read more »

Rome photo

Guest post by Matthew Sienna You’ve bought your ticket, you’ve written your itinerary, and now you need to save for your trip. It’s time to make a practical budget—and make your dreams a reality. Whether you want to explore the ruins of Cambodia or ride a scooter through the streets of Rome, saving money now will pay off when you finally embark on your journey. Here are a few ways you can save for your trip. 5 Ways to Save… Read more »

Halloween dog costume

You already know how much I love Halloween and the opportunity to let my inner geek shine. This year, instead of taking the nerdy costume route, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some costumes that definitely deserve a laugh and are easy enough to put together last-minute. Halloween is the perfect time of year to take a step back and not take ourselves so seriously. Scroll through these ideas for some inspiration on how… Read more »

Review Jumper - Judy Blue Jeans

Casual and comfortable was the name of the style game this past weekend. After our long, whirlwind weekend in Buenos Aires, the hubby and I needed a little R&R. We spent most of the weekend just meandering around Rosario and enjoying the incredible spring weather. This outfit was perfect for such a weekend. I’ve been meaning to feature this pink jumper in a more casual outfit for awhile, now. (See the dressy outfit, here.) But I didn’t get around to… Read more »

Islas Uros

You may remember me mentioning the Islas Uros in my previous Peru travel post. They are the unique floating islands of Lake Titicaca that are home to the Uros people. If you read that post you may have noticed too that getting to them is quite a long journey! So, is it worth taking 2-3 days out of your Peru adventure to visit them? I’ll be sharing my opinion and a bit more detail about the islands below. (And I… Read more »

Tobi black dress + Asian Eye silk scarf

Just to be clear, I was watching Rojo Tango, not actually dancing. Haha. I do have plans to at least try the tango once before we leave Argentina, but this night was not that night! More on that in a moment, though… let’s first talk about this here outfit! The Outfit – Silk Scarf + A Black Dress I am still just tickled that I was able to have this lovely silk scarf shipped to me in Argentina. (If you… Read more »

asket of traditional dolls and mexican crafts

Guest post by Holly Tomlinson The best parts of traveling are the memories made, but sometimes we want to take home a memento to remember our experiences by. Too often these items get forgotten about, thrown away, or placed by the layside. To bring home a timeless souvenir you’re sure to treasure forever, read through this list of unique mementos before taking your next trip. Best Mementos to Take Home from Your Travels Small Bracelets Every time you go to… Read more »

4 Ways to Style a White, Eyelet, Midi Skirt

You asked, and I have delivered! Haha. A couple outfit posts ago I had featured this white, eyelet, midi skirt and realized it could certainly be made into an outfit remix post if there was enough interest. And the comments section has spoken! An outfit remix post must be made! (Thank you for the feedback everyone.) A white skirt is basically a blank canvas, you can style it any which way you choose. However, it’s nice to have a little… Read more »

Church of Andahuaylilas

There are a few different ways to get from Cusco to the city of Puno, which is the home of Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world! It is also where you’ll find the “Islas Uros” a.k.a floating islands. I’ll be sharing more details about Lake Titicaca and the Islas Uros next week, though. Today’s post is sharing how exactly you can get to Puno in… Read more »

Shein floral maxi dress for fall

Click to shop: Styling a floral maxi dress for fall is much easier than it sounds. Actually, styling any dress for cooler weather is possible. The key is adding layers. Whether it be a cardigan and tights or jean jacket and scarf, it all comes down to layers! And I know, I know, it’s not fall in Argentina, but just let me pretend. Haha. It kills me that there aren’t any changing leaves or pumpkins in October! But we did… Read more »

Salineras de Maras

There as so many cool Inca Ruins in the Sacred Valley, it was worth splitting this series into two! (If you missed the first post, click here.) And just in case you missed the first, I’m not trying to convince you not to go to Machu Picchu by any means – Machu Picchu is incredible! However, don’t let Machu Picchu be the only Inca ruin on your Sacred Valley trip! Moray Moray is an archaeological site that’s a bit off… Read more »

Asian Eye scarf + Shein eyelet skirt

Click to shop: After all my casual exploring/traveling outfits, it sure felt good to break out a fun, girly outfit for today! And can you get more girly than an outfit filled with bows? (Only if there were also polka dots, haha.) This outfit is also exciting because it’s featuring the first item I’ve successfully had shipped to my address in Argentina! Wahoo! (More on that in a moment.) But I’m not going to lie, I had gotten very used… Read more »