Indiana is a state full of surprises. In this one (very tall) Midwestern state, you can find sugar sand beaches, lakeside resorts, giant sand dunes, ancient burial grounds, ski resorts, German villages, and vineyards. Pretty impressive for just one state, right? I am a proud Hoosier (AND a proud Kentuckian – a rare coexistence). I LOVED attending college in Bloomington – my personal favorite destination in Indiana, centrally located within a several hours drive of many amazing Indiana getaways. I explored Indiana on weekends and holidays, venturing as far north as the South Shore and as far south as Evansville. From the northern shoreline of Lake Michigan to the southern border with my hometown on the Ohio River, Indiana is filled with hidden gems to explore. Here are 8 of my favorite weekend getaways in Indiana!
Have you ever wondered, “can you actually make money travel blogging?” (Don’t be shy, you’re only the zillionth person who’s asked me that). Happily, the answer is yes! In my first full year of travel blogging, I earned $22,000. The growth I saw was enough for me to quit my job and commit to blogging full time. Here’s how I monetized my travel blog, and how I’m planning to double my earnings next year in my first year of full time travel blogging!
In 2016, I got married, quit my job, and skipped away with my new husband to take a year-long honeymoon & travel the world. How the heck was 2017 supposed to top THAT?! But somehow, it did. 2017 was the year that everything changed for us. Here’s why, plus a HUGE announcement!
Redwoods. Vineyards. Mountain towns nestled in pine trees. Scenic coastal views. Otters. Sea lions. Ponies, for some reason? Fresh oysters. It kinda sounds like I’m describing a bunch of different locations, doesn’t it? Nope: I’m describing one small destination in Northern California, located just a couple of hours north of San Francisco. It’s the PERFECT romantic weekend getaway from San Francisco!
We fell head over heels in love with Europe in the winter last year. We decided there was nothing more romantic than exploring cobblestone streets and Christmas Markets together in the snow, walking in hand in hand both because it’s disgustingly cute and also to avoid slipping on ice and falling (we are both extremely clumsy). So when it came time to decide where we wanted to travel to for Christmas this year, it was a no-brainer. Prague is one of the most stunning cities in Europe, with the added bonus of being budget-friendly AND having Christmas Markets that stay open after New Years. Here’s our massive guide to visiting Prague in the winter!
Finding the perfect pair of women’s travel pants is no easy feat. But finding a pair of travel pants that are both functional AND cute? How about functional, cute, AND sized to fit on my tall, curvy Amazonian body? HA! Forget about it. How dare I have such unreasonable expectations?! But guess what: After trying on, returning, trying on again, and field-testing like crazy, I’ve found 3 absolutely amazing pairs of travel pants for women. They’ve changed my packing game, and I’m about to change