Read To Travel

Australia Week 1 Update

So we landed down in Australia seven days ago after nearly three days of constant travel.  We flew over thousands of miles of North America and Pacific Ocean, boarded four planes, set foot in three countries, and stayed awake for far too many hours. A special shout out to Essence of Fiji Rejuvenation Center on […]

8 Unique Neighborhoods & Markets To Explore When You Visit London

  London is an ever-changing magical city.  You can visit the place a hundred times and see, feel, and experience something entirely different with each adventure.  I am self-proclaimed London lover, after spending four beautiful months there and barely scraping the surface of what the city has to offer. Over my many years perusing the […]

34 Quotes To Help You Live Your Happiest Life

Searching for, writing down, and saving inspiring quotes is a hobby of mine.  Something about reading the exact emotions I didn’t even realize were within me is special.  Some are from my favorite writers, some I’ve picked up and taken with me from various books and conversations.  Each one touches a chord within my heart. […]

7 Coffee Shops in Connecticut Worth Visiting

When it comes to coffee shops, a huge part of the magic for me is the atmosphere inside.  I read a quote recently that said, “First I drink the coffee, then I do the things.”  A place that feels cozy enough to curl up with a book or zen enough to get some writing done […]

My Australia Bucket List

Almost exactly two years ago, I hit “publish” on a blog post entitled, “My New Zealand Bucket List.”  I had received a New Zealand working holiday visa, purchased a one-way plane ticket, and attempted to prepare myself for a completely unexpected solo journey ahead.  Before this point in my life, I had studied abroad in […]

A Quick Guide to Alexandria, Virginia

Seven miles south of Washington D.C. the quaint Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia hides peacefully.  Walkable, approachable, and right on the Potomac River, the town charms locals and tourists alike.  Up and down the main strip, King Street, one will find artisanal shops, renowned eateries, and quiet side neighborhoods.  If you’re looking to get away […]

10 Books I Read Last Year That You Should Pick Up This Week

Lately, it feels like I have been giving out more book recommendations than ever (and friends are actually taking them and buying the books, which I love!!).  Today, I went through all the books I read in 2017 to compile this for you, a list of my top 10!  Since I read anything and everything, this […]

Visiting Abel Tasman National Park

2017 was definitely New Zealand’s golden year for tourism.  The country seemed to be on everyone’s radar as the next big place to go.  It’s been two years since I moved from Connecticut to New Zealand.  Two whole years.  The speed at which time flies is seriously blowing my mind.  When I first arrived there, I had […]

How To Visit the Cliffs of Moher & My Experience With the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk

What are the Cliffs of Moher The name of the Cliffs of Moher (pronounced “Morr”) precedes them for most first time travelers to Ireland.  Overlooking the ocean, the cliffs are massive, secluded, and slightly eerie in the fog and rain.  8 km in length and located in County Clare you can see the Aran Islands […]

The Unread Shelf Project of 2018

  I am the guiltiest person when it comes to buying an endless array of books only to leave a majority of them unread.  This is for two reasons.  First, I sincerely dislike “searching for my next read.”  I want to have a massive choice every time I finish a book.  Second, I love buying […]

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