thredUP: Not Your Mom’s Consignment Shop

I talk a lot about “seeing more and spending less” and today is no different. If you’ve seen my Instagram feed or pictures on the blog, you’ll notice I don’t have a ton of style. Yes, I outed myself as “style-challenged”. To be honest, I don’t do much shopping because I want to spend all […]


Top 5 Beaches and Islands in the Philippines

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If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, look no further than the Philippines. With over 7,000 islands spanning 115,000 square miles, the Philippines is truly paradise on earth. Unfortunately, with all those islands it can be difficult to choose a destination.  Luckily, there are tons of Vacation packages for the Philippines to get you started on your […]

City Guides

Dubrovnik in 3 Days: What to See, Do, and Eat in 72 Hours

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Dubrovnik, Croatia, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, is situated along the stunning Dalmatian coast. If you’re lucky enough to visit, you’ll want to get the most out of your trip and maximize your time. I’m not here to tell you whether you should “slow travel” or “fast travel” (if that’s a thing). I’m just here […]

Travel Tips

Are Timeshares Ruining Your Vacations?

Recently, a good friend asked me for some travel advice. She wanted to know the best way to island hop in Hawaii. She said the flights were super expensive (as was the entire vacation) and she needed other options. I said, “if Hawaii is getting too expensive, why don’t you go someplace else?”. She said, […]


G-RO: Smart Luggage for the Savvy Traveler

A great piece of luggage is a MUST for every traveler. Seriously, there’s nothing worse than buying bag after bag because they keep falling apart. Fortunately, I was introduced to some of the best luggage that will soon hit the market. G-RO, “the most funded luggage campaign in crowdfunding history”, launched a Kickstarter campaign featuring the newest additions […]


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