Exciting 4-Day Nashville Itinerary

Looking for a Nashville itinerary to help you maximize your time in the city? Welcome to the right spot! When you think of Nashville, the following comes to mind: country music, cowboy boots, and bachelorette parties. We participated in none of those, so stick around if those don’t interest you. Before sharing the itinerary though, let’s talk about how I, a non country music lover, even ended up in Nashville in the first place.

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A Day in the Life in Antarctica

If visiting the 7 continents is a bucket list item, then you’ll eventually make your way to Antarctica. Curious to know what a day in Antarctica looks like? I’m sharing what my typical day looked like when I was onboard the Ocean Endeavor with Intrepid. I also published two other posts on the continent. Check out the general Antarctica guide, which includes a price breakdown, and this detailed packing list.

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The Ultimate Antarctica Packing Guide

I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t expect to be able to say that I’ve visited Antarctica so early in my life. It seems like such a faraway concept and place, but I was able to make it happen. Read about that here. You can imagine I was pretty frantic about what to pack, especially since I live in Georgia, United States (hello warm weather almost all the time) and since I was only planning to bring a carryon. Somehow I managed to pack everything I needed and then some. I’ll share exactly what I packed, what I could have left behind, and if I felt like I missed anything. Without further ado, the ultimate Antarctica packing guide.

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Antarctica: A Guide to Visiting

Antarctica – the Great White Continent. It’s so wild to me that I was able to visit. I’m still processing the entire trip. This was the biggest trip of my life, in terms of pricing, packing, and planning. In this guide to visiting Antarctica, I’m sharing everything from how I booked my trip, to pricing, to what to pack, and everything in-between! I hope this serves as guide to help you adequately prepare for your own trip to the Great White Continent!

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Year in Review: 2022 Year Highlights

How wild is it that 2022 has ended and we’re already into the second month of 2023?! Although the days seems to go by slowly, the years seem to go by in a blink of an eye. Make it make sense. 2022 has been filled with laughter and tears; joy and frustration; healing and pain. I travelled to several new countries and two new continents. I spent time with some of my favorite people, and also made new friendships along the way. Through it all, I have so much to be grateful and thankful for during this past year. Let’s take a look back at the 2022 year highlights.

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Unexpected Grief During Travel

Grief is not something we human like to talk about. It makes us uncomfortable, and if we’re the ones sharing, we hesitate because we don’t want to make others feel uncomfortable. At least, I know that’s the case for me. If you didn’t know, I am the middle child in my family. I have an older brother and a younger sister. Or should I say, I had an older brother. In November of 2015, my brother passed away unexpectedly. A lot of what happened that night and the following few weeks are a blur. Death in general is devastating – no one tells a family how to function when they lose their 25 year old son and brother. As time goes on, grief comes in waves. Sometimes it’s expected; sometimes it’s not. Today, I’m sharing my stories of unexpected grief during travel.

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Mood Monday: Best Piece of Advice I’ve Received

Happy Monday, and welcome back to another Mood Monday! Today, I’m sharing the best piece of advice I received (and relatively recent too). It’s super basic and simple advice, but for some reason, it really stuck with me and altered the way I view things now – including my blogging journey.

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Feature Friday: Moving to Colombia

Since the beginning of travel, people have considered living in a different country than that of the place they were born or call home. I know for me personally, I have considered and definitely do want to live in France at some point in my life. When we’re younger, we think it’s as easy as getting a passport, packing your bags, and purchasing a one-way ticket. Haha – oh how we were wrong. With so many people pursuing the option of moving to a different country nowadays (I’ve seen several people on my Instagram relocate to Mexico), I think it’s important to recognize there is a lot of planning and consideration that goes into moving countries. And who better than Alia to talk to us about her experience moving to Colombia!

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Birthday Behavior: Sarasota Edition

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the various sites I visited; however, these are my honest opinions.

Last year on my birthday, I took a trip to New Orleans and it was so much fun! I decided then that I was going to try and turn it into a tradition and take a trip on my birthday every year. This year, my mission was simple: go to where the sun shines. So it was no surprise that I found myself in the Sunshine State, more specifically, spending a weekend in Sarasota, Florida. Even though there was sporadic rain throughout my time there, I had so much fun and could not get enough of the warmer temperatures!

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PHeature Friday: Nurse in Canada During COVID

Hi there, and welcome to the first PHeature Friday, where we highlight various public health topics. As a public health professional myself, who is interested in health communications, I thought this was a perfect way to combine my passion for travel and public health. Our first guest for the series is my good friend, Sydney, who is a nurse in Canada. Today, she’s sharing her perspective on the pandemic as a frontline worker, specifically a nurse in Canada during COVID. Everything she shares is her viewpoint and does not necessarily represent the stance of the hospital she works for, nor is she giving anyone any medical advice! Alright – let’s get to it then:

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