Hobbiton – The Shire

TODAY WAS THE BEST DAY EVER. I WENT TO HOBBITON.  I SAW THE BEAUTIFUL SHIRE. I WALKED THE PATHS OF BAG END.  I can’t believe that I was finally able to go. I remember falling in love with Tolkien when I was just in middle school. Now, here I am, years later and I sawContinue reading “Hobbiton – The Shire”

Two Days in Auckland

So, I’ve safely landed in New Zealand! I landed yesterday at 7am, ready to go. I even slept a whole five hours on the 13 hour flight! Wow (insert small levels of sarcasm here because I’m actually impressed I slept that much.. but also.. that’s not very much)! As per my previous post on jetContinue reading “Two Days in Auckland”

One Flight Down, Two More to go: The New Zealand Adventure Has Begun

Well, it’s happening folks! Six months of planning, saving, working and waiting has finally come to a close and I’ve begun my trip to New Zealand!  It’s going to be a long next 24 hours but that’s okay, I have my LOTR books ready to go so I will not get bored!! I will notContinue reading “One Flight Down, Two More to go: The New Zealand Adventure Has Begun”

Finding Flights

Continuing with the money and hard work theme from my post a couple days ago, I thought I’d share this awesome article that I found on aworldofcrazy.com all about how to find cheap flights for your adventures. Not only is it hard work just being able to afford to travel, sometimes it’s also hard finding good flightsContinue reading “Finding Flights”

First Step Toward the Next Adventure

As my waiting time for New Zealand was winding down, I decided to do something crazy and have my first adventure right here at home in the U.S. in preparation for the big adventure. I decided to dye my hair pastel purple and pink. Now, this was a huge deal for me. I’d never evenContinue reading “First Step Toward the Next Adventure”

It’s Almost New Zealand Time!

Six months ago I downloaded the app, “Countdown,” and set my countdown for the day I leave for New Zealand to be reunited with my other half. Back then it was almost 200 days until the countdown ended but now here we are, mere days until I take off and I can’t believe it’s finallyContinue reading “It’s Almost New Zealand Time!”

How to Beat That Jet Lag Once and For All

Everyone knows that jet lag can be such a bummer. It can start your trip off on the wrong foot and impact it entirely. I know firsthand what it’s like to get off that plane and just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for days. When I first arrived in Paris toContinue reading “How to Beat That Jet Lag Once and For All”

What to do When a Stranger Asks You to Bike Throughout Europe with Him

What would you do if a random stranger emailed you saying he’d just read a travel article you wrote for the paper and then told you he wanted to invite you on a 1,000 mile European bike ride and wanted to know if you’d like to get coffee in a couple days to discuss (Phewwww,Continue reading “What to do When a Stranger Asks You to Bike Throughout Europe with Him”

I’m Back! Just in Time for some New Zealand Updates!

Well, hey there adventurers! I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to post but I’m finally back with many updates for all of you! First off, it’s almost New Zealand time! I absolutely cannot wait for the adventures lying in wait for me. In just a few short weeks, I’ll beContinue reading “I’m Back! Just in Time for some New Zealand Updates!”

Wilbur Chocolate Co., A Last East Coast Adventure (For Now)

Well, my PA trip has come to an end, sadly. As I sit here in the Cincinnati airport I thought I’d tell all of you of the wondrous factory that is Wilbur chocolates.    Yes, Pennsylvania is obviously known for Hershey’s chocolates, everyone knows that. But have you heard of the lesser known and – dareContinue reading “Wilbur Chocolate Co., A Last East Coast Adventure (For Now)”