TRAVEL DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

How have you been? Honestly, how are you doing? This is a loaded question for many including myself. This year began full of promise.  This was the year of the return to traveling for me.  I had missed everything about...

LOVE LANGUAGE OF TRAVEL…WHAT’S YOURS?

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart J'adore Paris Happy Valentine's Day lovers and friends:) Did you know that there are five basic love languages...

TRAVEL MISTAKES I MADE AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID THEM

Musee du Louvre - Paris, France Before becoming the savvy travel queen that I am today, I made some mistakes along the way or simply didn’t know better.  Please allow my mistakes to serve as a lesson to you.  I failed...

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL APPS

Technology has made my travel life quite convenient.  I couldn't imagine being able to travel with ease without the help of multiple apps.  My favorite travel apps are listed below. SMART TRAVELER Official State Department App for US Travelers. Gives...

GLORIOUS MONACO

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon Monaco hits totally different.  Located on the French Riviera in Western Europe, it is one of those destinations that took me by surprise! A pleasant...

WHERE DID THE TIME GO?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes Holly sh*t!! I'm 41 years old today! Did I just admit that out loud? via GIPHY This after I completely refused to acknowledge a milestone birthday a year ago!  Yes, I really had a hard...

I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THAT!

“Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.  The journey changes you; it should change you." Anthony Bourdain This is my most personal post to-date, and it was not an easy one...

MARVELOUS MALDIVES ON A LOW BUDGET

"If you think adventure is dangerous try routine, it is lethal!"  Paul Coelho The Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort I have wanted to go to the Maldives for as long as I can remember.  This destination has been high up...

EURO TRIP 2017

My Euro trip adventure came to an end last week - Dec 12th, 2017.  At the end of the trip I was sad to leave but also excited about the next adventure to come. Split, Croatia was a great base...

I DID IT!

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. So long Atlanta... I decided to quit my job in Atlanta, sell all my belongings & leave...

GUESS WHO’S BACK… AGAIN!

Howdy wanderlusters:) I'm back!  I took a much needed break from travel, blogging and all social media in general (January 2017 - March 2017).  What started out as a weekend of unplugging and getting rest from a very exhausting trip...

BALI – PARADISE ISLAND

Bali is a dream destination!   Home for the week Breakfast with an amazing view Bbq dinner spread Why can't life always be this easy? Unreal sunsets

HOW DO YOU AFFORD TO TRAVEL

Travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape you   When most people learn about my passion for travel and the frequency in which I travel, the question I often get is, "How do you afford to...

GRAZIE ITALIA!

Italy is a country with a lot to offer from the rich culture, history, delicious food and wine and immeasurable beauty in the landscape and architecture!  We were there for about 9 days which was entirely too short!  We packed...

ISTANBUL – TURKISH DELIGHT

No place is ever as bad as they tell you it's going to be - Chuck Thomson Chuck's statement above could not be further from the truth!  I went to Istanbul against multiple travel advisories issued by the State Department...

Solo Travel – The Gift That Keeps Giving!

She who goes alone can start today; but she who travels with another must wait till the other is ready   At the time of writing this blog, I had just returned from a solo trip to Istanbul, Turkey while my good...

BARCELONA FOR THE WEEKEND…

Strapped for time but need a travel fix? No problem! I have learned to be creative at stretching my time off from work.   When you have limited vacation time and a strong desire to travel at any given opportunity, you...

COLORFUL IN MYKONOS

Paradise does exist on earth and it's quite possibly in Greece.  There is a beauty that surpasses understanding in Greece. We happened to visit the most popular and also the party island of Greece - Mykonos!  I have wanted to...

Packing made easy

Do you dislike packing as much as I do?  I love traveling but there are aspects of it that I dread - packing and unpacking.  I usually just wish that some elves would magically appear in the night and perform...

Paris

I'd rather see something once than read about it a thousand times! I have been fascinated by Paris for years!  I took French in school for 14 years. I really should not admit that publicly as I can't speak the language:(...

PASSPORTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!

You have come to the conclusion that you will no longer sit back and watch the world from other people's point of view.  You want to see the world for yourself and create your own memories.  You have explored the...

Travel Profile – Trip Advisor

According to my member profile on Trip Advisor, I have only covered 9% of the world in my travels! This came as a surprise to me as I thought it would be a much higher number.  Granted about 71% of earth's surface is...

Los Angeles

Los Angeles I have to been Los Angeles a few times but not while in-transit.  I had a 10 hour layover in LA before a long 16hr hour flight to Sydney.  Instead of sitting at the airport on uncomfortable  chairs watching the clock move,...

Viva Mexico!!

Most of the trips I go on are planned on a whim and the departure date is usually within weeks! I really do like instant gratification when it comes comes to travel. This trip to Mexico taught me a lot...

Dubai

MARCH 21ST - MARCH 28TH, 2013 Dubai is a city of awe-inspiring ambition and unsurpassed luxury. Home to the world's tallest building - Burj Khalifa and the largest shopping malls. My trip to Dubai was planned completely on a whim.  I...

Bangkok

March 01st - March 07th 2015 Bangkok is a very interesting city with plenty to offer for the ultra curious individual and your average laid back tourist. I was very excited to visit Bangkok and had done plenty of research...

Miami

Miami is one my favorite cities in the world!  Just a hop and a skip away from Atlanta! I have been here several times but the novelty of it never seems to wear off! I'm always excited to return and...

London

NOVEMBER 07th - 14th, 2014 I had a week to explore this great city in the UK during the winter.  I was warned about the weather being pretty dreary and that it would ruin my stay.  Was even encouraged to...

Knoxville

July 11th - 13th 2014 What a great two days spent in this part of the world!  I had zero expectations when I took my first ever solo road trip to meet a dear friend in this city!  My little research...

Sydney

May 08th - 18th 2014 Aussi! Aussi, Aussi! Glorious Aussi! The land down under! A land so far away that many people are often discouraged from visiting due to distance!  Well, i'm here to tell you it is well worth...

San Francisco

April  09th - 13th, 2014 San Francisco was picked as 2014 Traveler's Choice winner for 3rd best US destination and 25th in the world by Trip Advisor! With good reason!!   It is a wonderful city!! The trip almost didn't...

Napa Valley

April 12th, 2014 My trip to Napa Valley was greatly inspired by the movie Sideways.  The film is about a struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to...

Jamaica

Jamaica December 27th, 2013 - January 02nd 2014 Smile! You are in paradise! Reads a sign prominently displayed at Sangster International Airport as you exit the airport into Montego Bay.  Aggressive cab drivers and local vendors tried to distract me but no, I had to let...

Kenya

Video credit: Matador Network My country my pride!! My love for this country knows no bounds for obvious reasons! It's home!!  But it wasn't until I left I Kenya that i truly appreciated the beauty of this county! At 19 I...

Welcome to my Blog!

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer! I can attest to this. My constant need to explore and gain new experiences has brought me such rewarding experiences that money can't buy!  Strangers have become friends, new cities have...