What was your first trip?
My parents took me to the Bahamas when I was just 18 months old. It was the trip that inspired my mom to become a travel agent. I really credit that trip with forming my love of travel, even if it was nearly 26 years ago. We stayed at a hotel next door to the Atlantis, visited the aquariums every day because I loved seeing sharks, and I fell off the bed and ended up with a black eye. My parents still talk about this trip and I wish I had more vivid memories of it. I can’t wait to go back and see the Bahamas as an adult!
What made you get into travel blogging?
I was telling the same stories about my travels over and over, and providing friends and family with advice for what to see/do in certain destinations. I decided to start the blog so that I could have one central place to send them to read my advice. When I graduated from college, I also started to travel more since I was working for my mom as a travel agent.
A travel agent? Do those still exist?
Yes, they do! While business slowed down with COVID, my mom’s travel agency is still very much existent. Check them out! They have awesome deals and info on where it’s safe to travel during COVID.
Where is your favorite place you’ve visited?
This is a tough question. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a variety of different places that I love for different reasons. Crete is my favorite place in Europe. Dubai was unlike anything else I’ve ever seen. Budapest at night on the Danube is majestic… I literally cannot pick a favorite.
What is your dream destination?
I cannot wait to one day visit Bora Bora, Australia, South Africa, Croatia… Within the US, I’d love to visit Alaska, Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Utah, Vermont in the fall. I mean, you literally can name a place I haven’t been and I’ll tell you I want to go.
Any advice for those looking to start traveling more?
It’s doable, on any budget. Set a plan to save, rack up some air miles (I love my United MileagePlus Credit Card for miles – they usually have a 50k mile sign up bonus), make a bucket list of where you want to go, do a little research on a destination, book a flight or rental car, and go! No destination is too close or too far, in my opinion. Follow safety precautions and enjoy yourself. Life is too short to wonder about when you’ll get to travel, you need to just get up and do it!