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10 Reasons Why I Bought a House

10 Reasons Why I Bought a House

As the daughter of a former real estate agent/now turned title processor, my mom basically raised my sisters and me on HGTV. This factor, paired with my Type A personality, made my decision to buy a house a long time coming. I wanted to buy […]

Swipe Right for David Robinson

Swipe Right for David Robinson

Happy Valentine’s Day. — The first time I met David, I was sweaty and angry. I’d just finished a work-out and got involved in an argument with my then-boyfriend. I huffed and puffed my way to the mall, to vent to a friend at her […]

Garbage Gobbles: Japan Ed.

Garbage Gobbles: Japan Ed.

It’s not a secret that I am a big food-traveler – heck, that’s the entire reason I spit out these Garbage Gobbles sections! Being a vegetarian, I love seeking out all of the adventurous and veg-friendly options that a new place has to present. Some […]

Going Broke in Kyoto – 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Going Broke in Kyoto – 10 Do’s and Don’ts

Before I departed for Japan, everyone I knew who had been before made sure to mention to me that it was expensive. I brushed them off because CLEARLY they had no idea how frugal I am, and how obsessed I am with saving while traveling. […]

My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

This year has come to an end, and almost all of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution‘s are complete. Pushing myself to start this blog and achieve these goals has led to some outstanding opportunities. This year alone I celebrated Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street, New […]

Exploring Just a Handful of Tokyo’s Districts

Exploring Just a Handful of Tokyo’s Districts

Did you know: Tokyo has a whopping 47 districts (prefectures), 23 special wards, and over 1,000 train stations located within? We were only in Japan for one week with roughly 5 days in Tokyo, so we had to choose the districts we wanted to explore […]

How I saved $15,000 in one year

How I saved $15,000 in one year

In a brief pause from my Japan series, I’d like to detail how I accomplished another goal on my New Year’s Resolution list this year. While I focus heavily on travel detailed posts, there are other topics I am interested in achieving as well! For […]

Stimulation Overload in Tokyo – 9 Do’s and Don’ts

Stimulation Overload in Tokyo – 9 Do’s and Don’ts

The first Tokyo scenery we witnessed when David and I hopped off of the airport bus was a wall of neon signs and billboards, advertising for us to come gamble, eat ramen, or play video games. “Wow,” I said aloud. After the longest flight of […]

Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO

Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO

Despite my ability to speak German (though I am QUITE rusty) and major affinity for the culture, I somehow never managed to make it out to Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO. Hermann is located in Missouri wine country and is a popular spot to visit for […]

9 Stellar Day Hikes Near Denver

9 Stellar Day Hikes Near Denver

When I hear that someone is headed to travel to Colorado, the majority are staying in Denver – and with good reason. The city is a great, central hub for entrance to the Rockies and is surrounded by fantastic hiking choices. (Oh, and not to […]