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Thursday, July 19, 2018


After a few days after arriving in Hanoi, we boarded an overnight train that would take us north, near the border of China, to a city called Lào Cai. We found our berths and settled in for the long journey. In the (all too) early morning hours, our train slowly pulled into railway station. We disembarked the train and exited the station. The sun had yet to rise and there was a dense fog that obscured the bright lights of the billboards and neon signs in a square of the city. We located our driver and loaded our bags into the van. The sun was slowly starting to rise as we drove along the windy narrow roads that would take us to our destination - Sapa.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Vietnam might be most famous for being the backdrop to hundreds of war movies, but there is certainly much more to this country. The promise of stunning scenery, culture and incredible food were all factors that lured us in to buying that airline ticket.

Monday, June 5, 2017

the best of grand cayman

This past March, I dusted off my passport and spent a week at the Caribbean Club on the island of Grand Cayman. Located just steps from the gorgeous soft white sands of Seven Mile Beach, it was a perfect location for a relaxing getaway.

Friday, December 30, 2016

great smoky mountains national park

In an effort to explore more of the United States, my boyfriend and I have been slowly checking off National Parks on our list. So far, we have traveled west to the oldest, one of the largest, and probably the best known national park, Yellowstone, and also the stunning snow capped mountain filled Grand Teton National Park. A little closer to home, we traveled north to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where we explored Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along the banks of crystal clear Lake Superior. This past Thanksgiving, we spent a long weekend in eastern Tennessee exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  
Friday, October 28, 2016


Copenhagen was never a "planned out months ago" type of trip. As luck had it, a price alert popped up in my inbox a few weeks before with a cheap flight offer to the Danish capital that was extremely hard to pass up. It has been over seven years since I've been to Europe and I have never been to Denmark. So with that, I said to myself, "why not?" and bought the ticket.