Travel

The Great American Road Trip – Our Itinerary

The Great American Road Trip – Our Itinerary

For years now, I have longed to go on a road trip across the U.S. Since high school, I have planned out in my head different routes across the country. To Montana! To Oregon! To Canada! It always seemed like a far-off idea though, because […]

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 2

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 2

Our first day in New Orleans honestly felt like 3. From having woken up at 5 in the morning, driving 600 miles, and then staying up until midnight – you could say we were pretty exhausted. On our next day out, David walked and I […]

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 1

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 1

The winter in Missouri has been perpetual and stale. We seemingly skipped over fall and went right into the bitter cold. It’s been 6 months now of seeing bare-branched trees – half a year of winter. And it’s been long enough for me to have […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]