Travel

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. […]

Exploring Just a Handful of Tokyo’s Districts

Exploring Just a Handful of Tokyo’s Districts

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 wisely. Luckily, with […]

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 […]

Garbage Gobbles: Denver Ed.

Garbage Gobbles: Denver Ed.

St. Louis is hashtag blessed to have an abundance of vegan and vegetarian restaurants/options. It’s surprising, I know, given that we are in a redder than red state known for our BBQ. But luckily, for me, we have at least four restaurants that I can […]

Hiking My Way Into 25 – In Denver

Hiking My Way Into 25 – In Denver

“How does it feel to be a quarter of the way to 100?” I asked my friend Shipley, who is a mere 4 days older than me. “I feel just like a quarter does whenever sitting next to the other change – large and in […]

Culture Shock, Transit Woes, and Other Abundant Travel Mistakes Pt.1

Culture Shock, Transit Woes, and Other Abundant Travel Mistakes Pt.1

Despite my love of exploring new places, I am not immune to getting my spirits dampened by the travel bug. It’s easy to get caught up in the highlights. Within the blog hemisphere and carefully curated social media posts, you’d rarely guess anything ever goes […]

A Girls Getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks (Jason Bateman Not Invited)

A Girls Getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks (Jason Bateman Not Invited)

Ever since I was young, my family vacations have consisted of one place and one place only: The Lake of the Ozarks. If you are from St. Louis or another surrounding Missourian city, then you know what I am talking about. If you aren’t, then […]

On Choosing Denver & Becoming An Old Lady

On Choosing Denver & Becoming An Old Lady

Why I chose to celebrate my birthday in Denver instead of New Orleans, and how my relationship with alcohol has changed as I have gotten older.