Bacharach, Germany is one of the many picturesque towns found in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In my Guide to Bacharach, you will find recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, activities, and how to get there from the Frankfurt airport. Enjoy!
When I relaxed, I read. In August, I read four books: The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams, The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal, and What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon. I really enjoyed all four of these stories—read my detailed thoughts on each below to see if any resonate with you!
We spent seven days in Sicily, dividing our time between Taormina, Siracusa, and Modica. Read about our time here along with my recommendations for where to find the best street food (hint: ragu arancini from Da Cristina in Taormina, sandwiches from Borderi in Siracusa, and chocolate from Antica Dolceria Bonajuto), where to stay, and what activities to take advantage of in each region!
Praiano, Italy, is a small town on the Amalfi Coast located between Positano and Amalfi. It’s the least touristy spot on the Amalfi Coast and therefore, in my opinion, the best place to stay. Here’s a recap of our time there along with my accommodation, restaurant, bar, and activity recommendations!
In July, I read five books: Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han, and the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Here are my thoughts on each!
Garrett and I left Corfu and continued our European summer in Santorini. We spent two weeks in Firostefani, a small town north of the capital Fira and along the caldera. Read about our time on this beautiful island here!
Inspired by the TV show The Durrells in Corfu, Garrett and I picked this island to kick off our European summer tour! We spent two weeks exploring Corfu and absolutely fell in love. Read about our experiences and what I’d recommend for those wanting to visit.
Over the past two years, Garrett and I have fostered nine senior dogs for Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. Learn more about fostering, the cute personalities of the dogs, and how we got into this in the first place!
After coming up with the dream to travel by sailboat back in 2014, Garrett and I learned how to sail, saved our pennies, and bought a sailboat two years later. Learn how we saved enough money again by the spring in 2019 to be able to quit our jobs to travel and go cruising in this post!
In 2014, Garrett and I came up with a dream of traveling the world by sailboat. But we didn’t know how to sail, and we didn’t have any money. In this post I talk about how we learned how to sail and how we saved money to be able to buy our Rafiki 35’ sailboat outright in the fall of 2016.
A few days ago, I announced that Garrett and I quit our jobs to be able to travel and sail full-time. Today, I want to talk about how we came up with that plan. Everything was born from one conversation where we each spoke about the five different things that really mattered to us. Read this post to find out more about what we value and how we made room for it in our lives!
Garrett and I have a big announcement! We both quit our jobs this week to follow our dream to travel and sail around the world full-time. This is something we’ve been hoping to do for years and we’re so excited that the day to share this with you has finally come! Read this blog post to find out more about our summer travel plans in Europe and our long-term cruising plans that will kick off in the fall. Cheers!
Garrett and I have spent the last year living on our 35’ sailboat in the Bay Area. Here are our takeaways on what we enjoy the most, what we enjoy the least, and what we’ve learned during our year on the water as liveaboards.
Planning on visiting Paris in the winter? Plane tickets and accommodation are usually cheaper and the crowds are certainly thinner. Here’s my guide on where to stay, what to wear, what to see, and how to enjoy Paris the most during the wintertime.
My travel guide to Bath, Somerset: Bath is the largest city in Somerset, England, situated in rolling green hills in the valley of the River Avon. It’s known for its natural hot springs, Roman-built baths dating back to 60 AD, 7th-century abbey, and 18th-century honey-colored Georgian architecture. The popularity of the hot springs drove Bath to become a popular spa town in the Georgian era, and Jane Austen called the city home in the early 19th century.
Rye, East Sussex is one of England’s most picturesque towns. It’s full of medieval history and architecture, beautiful scenery, and endless charm. It’s perfect for a quiet getaway - just an hour on the train from St. Pancras Station in London. Mermaid Street and The Mermaid Inn are worth the visit alone. If you’re in England and have time to explore the countryside a bit, I wholeheartedly recommend going to Rye. Here are my recommendations for your trip!
Lisbon felt raw. Vibrant. Unedited, like the locals aren’t quite sure yet what to make of tourists. It’s where old meets new and cultures clash together. The homes are peachy orange, robin’s egg blue, red roofed and tiled. There’s graffiti on the walls and laundry hanging from the windows and dramatic musicians playing Fado in the shade. It feels old-worldly and Mediterranean and...real.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on a sailboat? My husband and I have been living on our 35’ sailboat in Sausalito, California for 6 months now. Here are the things we enjoy most about this liveaboard lifestyle, things that we could live without, and the tools that make this experience easier.
A guide for what to eat, drink, and do while in Dublin Ireland. Includes visiting Temple Bar without the crowds, stopping for a meal in a restaurant favored by James Joyce, and learning how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness.
Newport, Rhode Island. A little slide of New England heaven. Want to know where to get the best lobster roll and sun on the best beach? Need help choosing which mansions to tour? Curious how to access Cliff Walk? Check out this visitor’s guide to Newport, RI.
I'll forever think of Palm Springs as a place where Buddy Holly plays off of a turntable record and margaritas are sipped from plastic glasses in the pool. Where croquet is set up on the lawn and sliding glass doors are thrown open to capture the palm tree breeze. Where homes are built low into the landscape of the desert and accented with pops of color. Where, no matter what year it really is, you'll feel like you've stepped back into the 1950s.
When the weather wasn’t in our favor, we had to give up on our plans to sail to Half Moon Bay from San Francisco. Read what ultimately led us to make the decision and what we ended up doing instead. (Hint: it still included sailing.)
Curious to know what it’s like to live aboard a sailboat? Here’s a glance into our first 30 days of liveaboard life. (Hint: we love it!) Being able to call the San Francisco Bay your backyard is pretty sweet.