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9 Unique Day Trips from Venice, Italy

9 Unique Day Trips from Venice, Italy

While playing for Imoco Volleyball, my closest airport and major train station was Venice. And while I think Venice is an amazing place, you really only need a couple days to explore. So, I quickly became an expert in navigating the trains, planes and automobiles […]

24 Hours Series: Beijing, China

24 Hours Series: Beijing, China

China is overflowing with culture, delicious dishes and centuries-old buildings. You could easily lose a week here exploring, but if you only have 24 hours in Beijing, be sure to take in the best of Beijing! [*Note: I didn’t include the Great Wall of China […]

Top 10 Things to do in Rio de Janiero

Top 10 Things to do in Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero was a life-changing experience, and not just because of the Olympics. The vibrant city has so much to offer and everyone should visit if they have the chance. While the media certainly discussed at length their concern for the city, I could […]

24 Hours Series: Barcelona

24 Hours Series: Barcelona

What’s a girl to do when she needs an adventure and all her friends can’t keep up? Toss the anxiety aside and plan a solo trip to Barcelona. Spain has been on my top list of countries to visit. From the culture to the landscape […]

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights: A Chicago Winter Must Do

Lincoln Park Zoo Lights: A Chicago Winter Must Do

Sweet home Chicago. So sweet…until it hits November (lets be honest, October). I love Chicago; I don’t the Chicago winter. I was born and raised there, but I can honestly say, there are perks to living on the West Coast. Especially in the winter. As […]

24 Hours Series: Lisbon, Portugal

24 Hours Series: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has long been on my list of countries to visit. I read about it a while ago, and all the top travel bloggers were saying the same things – Go before it becomes a tourist hot spot. Not one to miss out on an […]

24 Hours Series: A Short Stay in Shanghai

24 Hours Series: A Short Stay in Shanghai

Our team had an away game in Shanghai so I was completely stoked to have my first chance to explore a city I’ve heard so much about! After asking my teammates for the lowdown on what to see and do, I took advantage of our […]

24 Hours Series: Seoul

24 Hours Series: Seoul

One of my very best friends and teammates from the University of Tennessee, played professionally this past year in Seoul, Korea. A lover of all things weird, cool, strange and exciting, I couldn’t imagine anyone better to give me their take on this beautiful city! […]

Easter Weekend in the Heart of Croatia

Easter Weekend in the Heart of Croatia

Certain things are better together. Wine and dark chocolate. Rosé at Sunset. And road trips with girlfriends. When my best friend decided to come visit me, all of these were in order. With two days free, we headed towards Italy’s eastern neighbor, Croatia, for one epic […]

Hidden Gems in Beijing’s Hutongs

Hidden Gems in Beijing’s Hutongs

China may not be in everyone’s list of countries to visit, but it should be – especially Beijing (where I currently reside). There are so many hidden gems in Beijing – back alleyways weave throughout the city (known as hutongs) and they are home to […]