Life Update: When It Rains, It Pours

The past 2 months were difficult and exhausting while I helped a friend through the sudden death of his father, plus everything that comes along with it. We even covered ground in 3 different states to make all of the pieces fall together.

If you keep up with my posts, then you’ll know I was stuck without internet on a sailboat in the Bahamas for the month before that. This summer’s been seriously cray.

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Raden Review: a Smart Suitcase for the Savvy Traveler

How many times have you had to sit on the airport floor after stalking fellow passengers for their wall outlet to charge your phone or tablet? Or arrived at the airport unaware you were about to pay for extra-heavy baggage? Or arrived at home with damaged souvenirs thanks to a crushed suitcase?

Well, times have changed friend! Raden is the perfect smart suitcase for the the jet-setting girl or guy on the go.

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Update: It’s A Wanderful Life

After 6 days in Miami, 7 days in Denver, a month and a half sailing the Bahamas, and 3 more days traveling Florida’s east coast, I’m finally back at my Florida home-base for a few weeks.

I’d like to start by apologizing for my radio silence while sailing the Bahamas. Since it was my first time on a boat, I didn’t anticipate not being able to charge my computer and not having solid internet access. 1 bar of 3G isn’t enough juice to push posts through the interwebs, though it was enough to push through some Instagram stories (thank god)!

Now that I’m home, you can rest assured that you’ll have rapid-fire blog posts and Instagram photos about all of my experiences over the last 9 weeks.

From luxury hotels, to late-night Miami parties, to discovering Denver’s foodie-culture in blizzard conditions, to an outdoor Bahamas sailing adventure, you’ll surely leave inspired to set out on your next trek.

So, what’s next? Before heading out of Florida for the summer, I’ll make one more trip to Miami to hang with my best travel blogger gal pal Claudia Da Silva of The Claudia Chronicles for a girls’ spa weekend.

After that I’m off to South Carolina to kick off exploring the Southeast United States on some very new and exciting outdoor adventures (think low-country boating, hiking, fishing,  #yachtlife). Since I’m the least outdoorsy person I know, I suspect there will be quite a few comical posts coming in the months ahead.

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Life Update: A Sailor’s Life For Me

Ahoy my lovelies!

Turns out that sailing the crystal clear Bahamian waters was a little too good to give up quite so soon. I’ve extended my sailing trip by 2-3 weeks and will be sailing back to Florida from the Bahamas (hard life, aye?).

My internet connectivity has been mediocre at best on the yacht, so I apologize for my recent radio silence. I’ll do my absolute best to keep all of you updated over the next few weeks.

I’m posting as many Instagram stories as my internet connection allows, so make sure to follow along!

Life Update: Sailing the Bahamas & SoBe Part Deux

Well hello, my darlings! It’s been a crazy few weeks, to say the least! I’ve gone from partying it up on South Beach beach in Miami Florida all the way to Denver, Colorado where we had everything from snow to t-shirt weather.

If you watch my Instagram Stories you may recall my “man voice” posts for a few weeks. Well, the altitude in Denver made me go straight from the airport to urgent care. Turned out I had bronchitis the whole time!

Now I’m all healed up (and sounding like a female again) and heading out on another trip or two. This next one is near and dear to my heart because it includes knocking an adventure off my bucket list – can you guess which one?

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5 Tips For Traveling With Anxiety

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”
-Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Most people who have known me since college or earlier were shocked to find out that I travel the world alone. Having suffered through years of severe anxiety, I was the last person anyone would think of when they heard the term “solo-traveler.”

Travel became a type of immersion therapy, which basically means I put myself in anxiety-inducing situations. Armed with my 5 tips for traveling with anxiety, I was able free myself of the crippling fear that was preventing me from creating a life of travel that I love. Now you can too!

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5 Tips for Dating on the Road as a Single Girl

I’d like to welcome guest blogger Alex A. from My Man Happy. As a dating expert, Alex dishes her best tips about dating on the road as a single girl. Who says you can’t be wined and dined while traveling?

Alex A. has seen a lot of the world, and made a lot of mistakes. She enjoys travel, writing, and salsa dancing. She co-founded My Man Happy to share some of these stories with the rest of the world. MMH is a site dedicated towards developing the best version of yourself to maximize your happiness in life.

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5 Hotel Tips From An Ex-Hotel Worker

Picking one hotel to suit all of your needs in a sea of (sometimes) hundreds can seem like a daunting task to even the most experienced traveler. Whether you’re traveling domestically or abroad, ensuring your stay will be comfortable is an understanding concern. Here are 5 Hotel Tips From An Ex-Hotel Worker, so you’ll never have to feel like you’re drowning in hotel hell again.

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