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I'm so glad you're here! Follow along as I share trips and travel tips while balancing a corporate career.

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Thanks to The Traveling Gingerbread blog for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award! The award was created in 2014 to bring attention to newer or undiscovered blogs. Mitch and Stephanie of The Traveling Gingerbread chronicle their travels and beer tasting adventures across the world — I hope you check them out! As part […]


There are so many incredible places to see in the world, and I was fortunate to experience several this year. While I believe every destination — big and small — has something special to offer, I always have my favorites. These were mine in 2019. Hiking in Sedona, Arizona You know how some people love the ocean […]

Origami shop Japan corgi

I just came back from a casual (ha!) 2-week jaunt across Japan and Singapore, and don’t know where to start. It’s impossible to capture the culture and complexity of these countries with just a few blog posts, so instead I am going to focus on the highlights of my trip. First up: a neighborhood in […]


Earlier this month, I was craving a long weekend away from work to disconnect. After researching cheap flights, I ended up in Milwaukee. A little random, but I’d heard it’s a fun city. After a long weekend there I can confirm that, yes, Milwaukee is awesome (when it’s not freezing). Add it to your travel […]

My vacation motto in Sedona was hike hard, eat hard — and the restaurants in Sedona made that easy! I had some of my most memorable meals here. I’m no food blogger, and certainly not a food photographer (as you’ll see), but these were some of my favorite Sedona restaurants. Elote Cafe Elote Cafe is […]

Wilson Canyon Trail Sedona Arizona

I have a new favorite city and its name is Sedona! After a lackluster experience at the Grand Canyon, Sedona was the second stop on my week-long Arizona road trip with my husband, and it exceeded all expectations. The city’s vibe, views, food and hiking are incredible! Devil’s Bridge is the trademark hike of Sedona […]

Grand Canyon South Rim

Last month, my husband and I kicked off a week-long, three-city Arizona road trip by hiking the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. Sedona and Phoenix were the other road trip stops — blog posts to come! Admittedly, I didn’t love the Grand Canyon, but I’m glad I was able to visit. If it’s […]

Cocktail bar Gerties Nashville Happy Hour

In my last Nashville post, we debunked Nashville’s honky tonk reputation. In today’s post, let’s uncover Nashville food myths! Hot chicken, barbecue and good ol’ southern cooking are staples in the city. But I’m going to let you in on a secret: Music City is home to some of the most diverse, innovative cuisine around! […]