Travel Diary: Galapagos Islands

Española Island - Galapagps

Española Island, Galapagos

Traveling has always been a priority for me. Personally, I don’t think there is a better investment you can make for yourself than seeing and experiencing the world and it’s different cultures and climates. I’ve been lucky enough to visit places like Thailand, Alaska, all over Europe, the Greek Islands… even the Middle East. But, I still have an infinite amount of places I want to see and experience.

The destination for my most recent adventure? Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. And rather than call this a vacation, I’m going to refer to it as an expedition, because this trip was all about soaking in the wildlife in Charles Darwin’s infamous living science lab. As the birthplace of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, I had high expectations for the endemic wildlife we were going to see. And I’ll be honest, the Galapagos blew my mind. We did so much over the course of seven days. We started off in Ecuador, then made our way to Baltra Island, Galapagos. From there, we visited 6 islands: Espanola, Floreana, Isabella, Fernadina, South Plaza, and Santa Cruz.  read more

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With Love, From Chiang Mai



Chiang Mai Patara Elephant Farm




Chiang Mai Style

Hotel Rachamanka



Better late than never, right? I went to Thailand last November, but fell behind on doing posts for my travels. I took so many beautiful videos and photos, and had so many one-in-a-lifetime moments, that I felt not doing a post on it would be a missed opportunity. I put together a Bangkok travel diary and video, but stopped there. Chiang Mai was probably my favorite city that we visited in Thailand. Situated in the Northern part of the country, Chiang Mai is in the jungle and has unique food that differs from the beach coastal cities that typically come to mind when you think of Thailand.  read more

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My Lollapalooza Travel Diary

I’ve been hitting up music festivals for over a decade. As a music festival veteran, and on the brink of 30, I thought it was about time to hang up my festival fringe… but not without one last hooray. And OK I still might go to Coachella if the situation presents itself… but I’ve spent enough time / energy / money / footsteps at music festivals.

So, Cassondra and I decided to pack our bags and head to Chicago for Lollapalooza. This festival crossed off a lot of firsts: my first time to Chicago, to the Mid West, and to a four day festival. FOUR DAYS. It was a lot. The festival started on a Thursday and went through Sunday. We arrived Thursday mid afternoon and made it to our hotel and out the door just in time to catch Lana Del Rey. read more

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My Napa Valley Diary

Striped Dress Off the Shoulder Napa Valley Full Look Charter OaksWearing Line and Dot dress, Soludos shoes, Cotton On hat at Charter Oaks Winery

I have been wanting to go to the Napa Valley for quite some time. In fact, I’ve wanted to go there ever since I saw The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan almost 20 years ago! So, you can imagine how excited I was when Buick and The Narrative Group invited myself and Cassondra on a three day retreat up North.

Buick at Auberge Du Soliel

Just two hours outside of San Francisco resides the gorgeous rolling hills that surround the Napa Valley. Our drive in was picturesque, thanks to the convertible 2016 Cascada Buick they let us have for the trip. read more

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Thai Travel Diary: Bangkok

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This look I wore day 2 in Bangkok. I’m wearing a black peasant blouse tucked into a vintage, patchwork skirt. It was so dang hot out, but since we were visiting temples, I had to have my legs and shoulders covered. A flowy skirt is always my go-to in this situation because it breathes. 

People always say that my spirit animal is Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus, and I think this outfit really exemplifies that. I bought this little brown TOPSHOP bag specifically for Thailand and it came in so handy! I used it all 12 days! But, I’m sad to report that I had to leave these platform espadrilles there because they got so gross walking around the city. Read more about my experience in Bangkok below!  read more

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