nicaragua trip photo recap!

nicaragua trip photo recap!

hi friends! i wanted to share some photos from our {pretty} quick trip to nicaragua! i had never been to central america and was eager to visit, plus to celebrate luke and renee getting married! we stayed outside of the beautiful beach town of san juan del sur. the trip felt like a beach vacation and jungle adventure all in one. we stayed outside of the main city, so we were high in the mountains and surrounded by lots of greenery. we did get our fair share of awesome beach time every day, whether it was surfing/soaking up the sun at playa maderas, wandering our home’s […]

carry-on packing tips

carry-on packing tips

i’ve become somewhat an expert at packing lightly in the last few years. i used to do a lot of traveling for work and after last summer’s trip to scandenavia and last christmas’ two week trip from SF to LA to Ohio and back, i’ve refined what to pack all within a carry-on. there’s nothing wrong with checking bags, i just have zero patience for waiting around after a flight, nor do i want to pay extra for the bags. it’s also weirdly a great feeling to consolidate what you’re packing into one bag that comes and goes with you on the plane. i’ve had […]

a 2014 recap

a 2014 recap

hi! happy new years eve {and happiest 22nd birthday to my little sis, katie!} wanted to share a little 2014 recap: travel: LA x 4, Austin/SXSW, Phoenix, Denver, NYC x 2, San Diego x 2, Ohio x 2, Nashville/Bonnaroo, Europe {Norway, Denmark, Sweden}, Vegas, Chicago, Seattle word of the year: possibility! mini weekend getaways: yosemite for e’s birthday, lake tahoe for july 4th, wine country {sonoma, alexander valley, russian river valley, edna valley, the list goes on and on}, pismo beach for valentine’s day, santa cruz, big sur {where we got engaged!} first time for everything: learned to surf, {finally} started decorating my room like […]

chicago trip!

chicago trip!

happy tuesday, friends! i am SO excited to be going to chicago this week! eric and i are flying there thursday evening and meeting my parents and two of my sisters. we’ll also get to squeeze in a visit with my cousin/best friend erin and her husband. literally, this trip is all i can think about! it’s hard living far away from home and i’m looking forward to spending time with my fam {and actually experiencing fall weather, woo hoo!} soooo, i would LOVE any chicago recommendations and ideas you have! right now, we are planning to grab dinner at quartino, go on a chicago […]

i’m heading to scandinavia!

i’m heading to scandinavia!

quick life update! i’m taking off for a spontaneous trip to europe FRIDAY! i’m heading to scandinavia and will be visiting oslo and bergen in norway, copenhagen, denmark and stockholm, sweden. i’m super excited about the adventure! scandinavia was never one of those places that i was dying to visit but decided to go somewhere interesting and totally new/different from where i’ve been before. i’ve only been to europe twice {paris and barcelona} so really looking forward to heading back. also: norwegian air flies direct to a few places in scandinavia so no layovers! very thrilled about that. have you been? would LOVE any recommendations on things to do/places […]

Paris Snapshots

Seriously can’t believe my trip to Paris was already one year ago. Need, need, need to go back ASAP! More photos from my Paris trip here and here. xo