The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ski Day?

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ski Day?

This is not a post that will describe an intense day of backcountry skiing. Elk Mountain is a little backcountry.Although that might be #lifegoals - does anybody want to take me under their wing and teach me?

This is also not a post where you will read about an amazingly positive day on the mountain with no tears and no falling. Because, oh boy, did I fall. Sidenote: HOW do people just go skiing for whole days and not fall once? Will I ever get there? What does that feel like? 

This will however, be a post where I (spoiler alert) FINALLY SKIED A BLACK DIAMOND.

Top 10 Ways to See Philadelphia Like a Local

Top 10 Ways to See Philadelphia Like a Local

If you’ve seen the “places to travel” list that tout Philadelphia as a worthy destination for your next vacation days, let me be the first to welcome you and show you how to see Philadelphia like a local. That's what the cool kids are doing these days, right? There is so much to see and do in the city, and my love has definitely blossomed over my last seven years of living here. I put together a list of things I would do with my friends to show off the city - so, friend, here you go!

"Travel More" Shouldn't Be Your Resolution

"Travel More" Shouldn't Be Your Resolution

I’m not saying it’s not a good idea. I firmly believe that everybody should travel more, in any capacity that they’re capable of. But sticking “travel more” on a list and hoping it’ll stick isn’t the best way to go about doing this.

So, maybe you’ve heard of SMART goals. Goals are more likely to be achieved if they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable (although, I like Action-oriented), Realistic, and Timely. You’ll see that just saying “travel more” doesn’t really hit all of these adjectives. But! If you say you’re going to Take 12 Trips in 12 Months?Well, now we’re talking!

Top 10 Worthwhile Tourist Attractions in Philadelphia

Top 10 Worthwhile Tourist Attractions in Philadelphia

I fell in love with travel blogs when I stumbled upon this post and this post while planning for my trip to San Francisco. I obsessed over these posts and had such an incredible time while I was there. I don’t talk about Philadelphia too terribly much on here, so it’s about time for that to change. I’ve been here for seven years now, so I’m confident that I know what I’m talking about.

Welcome to my Top 10 Worthwhile Tourist Attractions in Philadelphia. 

The Election Happened...Now What?

The Election Happened...Now What?

Sometimes you just have to get something off of your chest, you know? Last Sunday I set the intention that I would get back to writing and interacting with all of my friends on social media. I missed it, after all! Then the election happened and I didn’t know which way to turn. Posting my suggestions for Philadelphia seemed too shallow and unimportant anymore. But I was so confused and feeling 1000 different emotions so nothing was coming out.

Was I supposed to talk about this election on my travel blog? Was I supposed to swallow all of my feelings and move on?

Nashville, Tennessee: Is It The Ten I See?

Nashville, Tennessee: Is It The Ten I See?

Today we’re going to chat Nashville. I visited back in August and it’s taken me so long to finally sit down and write a post about it. When I told anybody I was visiting Nashville, I was typically met with one of two responses: 1) “Oh I want to go there!” or 2) “Oh my sister’s boyfriend’s (fill in the blank) cousin just had her bachelorette party there!” What I didn’t realize was that Nashville, Tennessee must be on it’s way to the official bachelorette party capital of the world, if it’s not there already.

Sunshine Chaser's Guide to New Orleans

Sunshine Chaser's Guide to New Orleans

It's been quite a while since we had a guest post around here, so what do you say we fix that? I've visited New Orleans twice, but this is a post I'm super jazzed about (ahem...). So I would LOVE to introduce Addie and Jeremy - they're going to take us to New Orleans today!

Hi there, we’re Addie and Jeremy Martin, a husband and wife duo who originally hail from New Orleans, though we’ve been spending the last few months traveling through Mexico. Having lived in New Orleans so many years, we’ve been able to take advantage of everything it has to offer, so we’re bringing you a run-down of our favorite places to go and things to do.

Which Walking Tour is Best?

Walking tours are a great way to see a city, whether you’re there for a short amount of time or forever. Not everybody loves taking a walking tour - I think it’s too close to the word “tourist” for a lot of people. But how better to get oriented to a city in a relatively short amount of time? But what kind of city tour was my jam - which walking tour would I recommend to my best friend?