Rediscovering Montgomery County, PA: 7 Ways to Discover The Hidden Gems In Your Own Backyard

Remember a few months back when I had the opportunity to experience a gutsy weekend in Valley Forge? My boyfriend Tim and I had such a fantastic time traversing the county with adventerous stops along the way for indoor skydiving, skiing and lots more, so I was thrilled when the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board invited […]

Sunshine in the City: My Philadelphia Summer 2018 Bucket List

The sun is shining, rosé season is here, and I’m breaking out my romper collection  — yep, it’s officially summertime in Philadelphia. Winters in the Northeast are rough, but summer makes those dreadful months of December-April worth the struggle. With no big travel plans on the horizon, I’m spending my summer right here in the city […]

A Slice of Charm in Philadelphia: A Guide to Visiting Chestnut Hill

Two years ago, I moved to Chestnut Hill, the cutest little neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia. [Take a tour of my apartment + find out why I chose Chestnut Hill as my neighborhood of choice.] Over the past couple of years, I’ve fallen deeply in love with this sweet town — when I moved here, I […]

A Gutsy Weekend in Valley Forge: 36-Hours in Montgomery County, PA

Who says you can’t have an adventurous weekend getaway in your own backyard? Although I grew up in Montgomery County (shout out to Cheltenham!) and currently live not too far away in Philadelphia, there’s a lot I don’t know about the county I called home for 25+ years of my life.  So when the team […]

5 Must-Have Experiences in Ireland

8 days. 7 cities. 964 kilometers covered by car. 40 miles traveled by foot. 500 photos snapped.   One magical trip to Ireland. Our eight days in Ireland far surpassed my every expectation. And while I loved almost everything about our time in the Emerald Isle, there are five experiences in particular that stand out. […]

Ireland Travel Guide: 8 Days in the Emerald Isle

“They say the clouds are lower in Ireland. I say Ireland is closer to heaven.” -Michael Vatis Confession: Ireland wasn’t always at the top of my travel bucket list.  But after eight magical days in Ireland with my boyfriend Tim, I’ve had a complete change of heart. I get it now.  The rolling hills, the […]

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Trip to Ireland

It’s finally here! I’m off to Ireland tonight. This will be my first time back in Europe since I left my heart in Rome during study abroad back in 2009! I have to admit: Ireland wasn’t really on my radar (Eeks! Don’t hate me!) It’s certainly not like I was *against* visiting Ireland in any […]