Every once in a while, I think it’s helpful to step back and reflect on life. Recently I’ve been reflecting on who I have surrounding me and I realized that a very important part of my life is this blog and the small (but mighty) community that we’ve built together. With every comment or message that I receive from those in this space, I feel like I get to know each person on a deeper level.
I believe this should be a two-way street so to help bridge that gap, I’ve decided to share 10 enthusiastic facts about myself so that we can get better acquainted. Let me know if you have any burning questions for me! Check out my About section to learn even more and to also learn more about the blog!
I was just in Hawaii, specifically The Big Island having the absolute best time of my life eating, drinking, exploring and soaking in the sun. I really wish I was still there, but since I’m not, I will settle for the next best thing: reminiscing on all of the amazing meals I had! Check out 9 of my favorite restaurants that you absolutely need to try the next time you are on The Big Island! Enjoy these restaurants organized by location!
Happy new year my friends, it is officially 2020! 2019 was one of the best years of my life for many reasons: spent a lot of time with family/friends, did some more traveling, and of course crossed off a ton of bucket list items! I am continuing the tradition of writing down 12 bucket list items I’d like to focus on for the year, you can check out my past bucket lists for 2019, 2018, and 2017!
2019 was an amazing year. Just like every other year, I started the year by writing down 12 bucket list items that I wanted to cross off. This year, I managed to cross off 2 of the 12 items, which I count as a win because any progress is still progress.
I’ll be writing a 2020 version because choosing 12 bucket list items for the year definitely pushed me to accomplish those goals, and I encourage you to do the same! Enjoy my favorite 22 bucket list items from 2019 listed in the order that they happened!
The items in this post with an asterisk (*) are the items that were in my 2019 bucket list goal list, the rest of the items were not necessarily planned but ended up happening because life is too short to not be spontaneous!
I cannot believe that 2019 is almost over, it seriously just flew by. Last year in 2018 I traveled so much and it was amazing, so of course I continued with my travels this year! This year, I was able to cross a new country off of my list and see more of the beautiful United States!
Every year, I take some time to reflect on how that year went; and this year I will continue the tradition of rounding up one photo per trip to hopefully inspire you to travel a little more! Enjoy!
I was in Tucson this last weekend and since we had a later check in to our hotel than usual, my boyfriend and I decided to explore Tucson and enjoy some of the murals I had heard so much about. I ran across this article that outlines 45 amazing Tucson murals and where to find them, chose my favorites, and we set off to find them! There is so much artistic talent in Tucson and I know I will be back to check out the rest of the murals. Let me know if my favorites align with your favorites!
When you think of Phoenix, the first type of food to come to mind is probably Mexican food which we do have a lot of (and it’s all delicious) but there are so many kinds of restaurants in my beautiful city. This post is part of The Ultimate Phoenix Bucket List series and has been a labor of love and includes places I’ve found on my own, via the Internet, and via friends! There is so much to eat in Phoenix, that I’ve had to break it down by category (in alphabetical order).
I’m STILL working on the Ultimate Arizona Bucket List, there is just so much to do here in Arizona…but you already know that I will be including plenty of hiking! One of my favorite mountains in my state is South Mountain, because of how close it is to my house and because of the diversity of the trails that this mountain offers! Check out 10 of my favorite photos to inspire you to hike this epic mountain!
While exploring Minnesota, I stayed at the Courtyard Roseville, the best location for tourists and locals alike. Langton Lake Park which is very close to the Courtyard Roseville was recommended to me by my friend Julie over at the Roseville Visitors Association.
Langton Lake Park is a beautiful, hidden gem and everyone needs to stop by for some peaceful views! There are several nature trails, picnic areas, and different fields for soccer and other sports. Check out six of my favorite photos to inspire you to visit!
Have you ever gone somewhere and been so overwhelmed by the amount of awesomeness radiating from within? That is exactly how I felt when I first stepped into Can Can Wonderland in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
I was told that I needed to add Can Can Wonderland to my bucket list because of the epic mini golf area but when I got there, I realized that there is so much more than golf here.
Can Can Wonderland is a warehouse-like building from 1889 that houses so many entertainment options. Their brochure reads The World’s Greatest Warehouse-Turned Artist-Designed Mini-Golf, Cereal-Malt Shop, Amusement Park, Art Gallery, Variety Show, Music Venue, Eatery, Arcade, Cocktail Bar, Gallery with Secret Pachyderm Speak Easy In The History Of Mankind. That mouthful tells you all that you can find within.