• 24hrs in Boston, MA {Birthday edition}

    Last weekend may have been Labor Day but it was also my 32nd birthday! Yikes, I’m really getting old… Anyways my awesome boyfriend wanted to take me away and I suggested Boston, because it is only an hour from our home state of RI and I hadn’t been there in quite sometime. My only birthday requirements were to stay in a nice hotel and to be taken out for a steak dinner. Requesting a nice hotel wasn’t new for me, I LOVE staying in hotels, but the steak dinner was another story.  Most of the time, I crave Italian, this time I wanted something I hardly ever order and that was a nice…

  • Mini-Weekender: Portland, Maine

    I love going away for the weekend and I really love when it’s a spontaneous trip! Well this past weekend I headed up to Portland, Maine for a little beer and some good eats. (ok a lot of beer) Portland is one of those cities that I’ve been to so many times yet find something new to do everytime I am there. If you love to eat and drink, Portland is the place for you. So where should you stay? I was fortunate enough to stay at The Westin Portland Harborview hotel. Gorgeous views and mouth-watering food is what keeps this place at the top of my list for future…

  • 5 Weekend Worthy Trips

    It’s about that time when summer is coming to an end and you start realizing that you haven’t done much in the form of a vacation or if your feeling British, a holiday. Over the summer I tend to take mini-vacations. I like driving somewhere for a few hours and just getting away from it all without all of the hassle of buying plane tickets and booking week-long accommodations. Getting away for a few days, especially when it is spontaneous is exciting! Traveling with my significant other is the best! I love getting away from it all and just having “alone” time. Not having to worry about grocery shopping is…

  • 24hrs in Portland, Maine

    Portland, Maine is hands down one of my favorite places to visit here on the east coast. After having a roommate in college who is from the area, I really got to know Portland as more than just a place to visit. Between the food, craft beer, and sites, it is easily a city that I would move to in a heartbeat. Impromptu trips are always the best ones and thats exactly what the boyfriend and I did  a few weekends back. He had never been to Maine before, let alone Portland, so I decided it was in his best interest if I gave him a small tour of one…

  • Top 5 Outdoor Spots to Visit in San Francisco

    San Francisco, California, is a stunning jewel of a city thanks to gorgeous architecture built upon rows of hills and surrounded by a sparkling blue bay. Though San Francisco offers much in terms of restaurants, clubs, and museums, the outdoor ambiance visitors can get from visiting the city is what often brings them coming back to San Francisco again and again. When visiting San Francisco, here are five can’t miss outdoor spots to explore. The Golden Gate Bridge This is one gorgeous bridge that isn’t just for looking at from a distance or staring up at its red arches while you drive underneath. To really get a feel for the…

  • Laguna Beach: A Kind of Reality You Don’t Want to Miss

    Laguna Beach, California, is a southern California beach city that was put on the map thanks to an MTV reality show that followed a class of pampered teenagers as they navigated the pitfalls, romance, and thrills of high school life in the city. Laguna Beach is much more than a teenager’s playground, though. It’s full of art and culture mixed with stunning scenery. There are sides to Laguna Beach that weren’t shown in the television show, though one thing is a constant: the laidback opulence and beaches are just as splendid as they show on TV. An Exciting and Diverse Art Scene Laguna Beach may be a small beach town,…