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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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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! […]


Thanks to the holidays, I was lucky to squeeze in one more trip this year — to Nashville! Known as Music City and for honky tonk, I figured I’d be listening to twang at every turn. But, as you’ll see, there’s so much more to Nashville than its country roots. In this post, I share […]

Lago Peten Itza, Flores, Guatemala

As I reflect back on 2018, I feel grateful for all of the amazing places I was able to visit and the memories I made. While it’s difficult to pinpoint my favorite vacation of the year, I can narrow down my top three travel moments of 2018. I hope you enjoy reading about them. Maybe […]

Lake Mary hike views in Utah

Finding the hiking gear that works for you can be hard when there’s endless options out there! Today, I’m sharing my hiking essentials — hydration backpacks, shoes, hats, pants and more.

While I would love to spend my days traveling the world, the reality is I work full time. If I can’t be on a perpetual vacation, I can make my weekends in Houston feel special. That’s why my husband and I plan monthly dates involving something more than Netflix and takeout. These are three of my […]

End of sunset at Living Room Trail

Outdoor enthusiasts, rejoice! Salt Lake City is the vacation destination you never knew you needed. Every outdoor activity you could want is at your fingertips — and in a gorgeous setting. Yet, unless you live in SLC, you don’t know this paradise exists. Until now! Here are 5 reasons to visit.