Rome, Italy

Hotel We stayed at the Hotel Bernini Bristol, a 5-star hotel (very affordable!) in a central location close to popular site-seeing spots like the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The view from our hotel window was spectacular. It looked out on to this center and fountain. The hotel décor was so gorgeous we had to…

How to pack light for travel

I thought I’d share tips on how to pack light for travel, so I made this video for my class project. Let me know what tips you found useful or if you have other tips you want to share. =)

Milan, Italy

For someone who loves to travel and travels often, I had the biggest fear of flying overseas. There was just something about flying over water for an extended period of time that scared the shit out of me.  A couple months ago, I decided to suck it up and bought tickets to Italy with my best…

What Makes The Perfect Travel Buddy?

We asked a few road-trippers and travel gurus whose had the experience of traveling with a plus one. You think your best friend or the friend’s friend’s friend that you met on Facebook may be qualified? Think again. While there is no guarantee that you’ll have the most epic trip, here are top 7 things…

Vlog Snippet – Maryland

I’ve been traveling so much this past year! As soon as I got home from one trip, I was packing for another. I’m always on the go, but I love it! A few months ago, I went to Maryland to visit my best friend. Here’s a snippet of my time there. I’ll have the full vlog up…

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami

Yes, I am always in Miami. After all, it is my second home. I love museums and I am obsessed with flowers, so what better place to combine the two than at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens? In 1912, the mansion was built by a retired millionaire, James Deering. He also had a love for traveling and named…

A weekend in the Windy City – Chicago, Illinois

Back in November, I met up with my cousin in Chicago to celebrate her 30th birthday. We had such a wonderful time – just the two of us! First stop was the John Hancock Observatory, which is also known as 360 Chicago Observatory. If you’re ballsy enough, try TILT. You get a downward facing view 1,000 feet over the Magnificent…

Hilton launching budget friendly hotel chain

For young wanderlusts who are fiending to travel, but are on a budget, I have some great news. Hilton is launching a chain of budget friendly hotels in the U.S. and Canada to target young guests. The hotel will be called Tru by Hilton and it will run about $90 – $100 a night. Tru is looking to…

Clearwater Beach, Florida

My family is a very family-oriented family despite the fact that everyone is spread apart across the country. We are all grown adults with our own lives and own families, but we do try to set aside time for these family gatherings. For our 2nd Annual Cousin Trip, we took it down Tampa, Florida. We drove out to Clearwater Beach…

Passports for domestic flights UPDATE

A few months ago I posted a blog about how passports will be needed to board domestic flights. Well, there has been an update! These are the states that are non-compliant with the REAL ID Act and have not been granted an extension. Don’t worry; if you have an ID from one  of these non-compliant states, the Department…

Traveling during a Worldwide Travel Alert

Our thoughts and prayers are still with the friends and families of the 130 innocent people who lost their lives and the hundreds who were wounded in Paris, France. Hearing such horrific terrorist acts does discourage travelers to travel less. The fear that terrorists are trying to instill in all of us innocent people is crippling….

Travel Deal – Milan, Italy

Good news, fellow wanderlusts! Emirates has a great deal to Milan, Italy for as low as $550 USD per person. What’s the catch? You just have to book economy class for two people, which totals up to $1099 USD. This trip is a round-trip, non-stop flight from JFK airport. There is a 3 day minimum stay…