Dog-sledding in Minnesota

A majority of my bucket list is just a list of places. Not necessarily “things to do” but more “places to go”. However, a small portion of my list does include things not tied to a specific area, like skydiving. And dog sledding. I dragged my friend Drea across the frigid Midwest to go dog-sledding…

The Small State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s title as the smallest U.S. state makes it the perfect place to take a one-day trip. After crossing off some major bucket list items driving through New Hampshire and Vermont, Rhode Island was our pit-stop state in between Connecticut and Boston – where we would be flying home from. Driving into the state,…

A Haunting in Connecticut (the blog)

Driving into New Haven, Connecticut, it was actually refreshing to see some water, as opposed to just trees. The Long Island Sound glistened next to the coastal town. Our one night here was brief, but it was exactly what we needed after spending days hiking in the forests of Vermont. The first thing on our…

New Hampshire: Live Free or Die

My mom, my sister and I jumped into our rented Mazda after flying from Omaha to Boston this past Saturday – we were headed 3 hours north to New Hampshire! As soon as we crossed the state line, we saw a huge sign that read “Welcome to New Hampshire! Live Free or Die.” Maybe it…

How to Have a Girls Weekend in Sioux Falls, SD

Are you looking for quick girls’ trip that won’t break the bank? Well, look no further than South Dakota! Me and two other friends recently went on a weekend vacation to Sioux Falls, which was only a three-hour drive from Omaha. Since it was relatively close, we didn’t even need to do a long weekend…

Nashville on a Budget

Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry is the historic country music venue, and also the longest running radio broadcast in the U.S. with 90 years! The Opry still hosts concerts and backstage tours – starting at $33 per person.        Part of the backstage tour is seeing the different dressing rooms and…

How to Deal with a Layover in New Jersey

The first (and only other) time I was in New Jersey was when I was 16. I was heading to New York for my birthday, but our cab driver had the wrong address for our hotel. He took us in and out of New Jersey and back into New York what felt like a dozen…

May is for …. Maine!

“May is for …. Maine!” This is my exact thought process for picking where I wanted to spend my trip over Memorial Weekend, although, I have always wanted to go to Maine! There’s something about small, seaside towns with chilly mornings and mountains facing the ocean that make my heart sing. I think this is…

Sunny in Seattle

A Quick Weekend Guide in Seattle Month 4 of 2019 took me to Seattle, WA! I wanted to go during April because I was hoping I would get to experience a little bit of rain (after all, what more is Seattle known for?) To my surprise, it was actually really nice out! It sprinkled a little bit…

Lost my Phone to Mardi Gras

Yes, I got my phone stolen and yes, I would go back. Mardi Gras is an incredible out-door festival, cultural experience and trip of a lifetime all in one. Thankfully, I did not go alone this time. My friends and I left early Sunday Morning for New Orleans and were welcomed by very humid weather…