June 30, 2014

Remember the Keys

Hello, hello!
My mom and I made it home from our two-week English adventure over the weekend and are slowly getting back in the groove of every day life. In short, the trip was wonderful, and I can't wait to get through my photos and start sharing our experiences with y'all! 

In the meantime, head on over to Casey's blog, True Colours, and check out my feature from Friday about the Florida Keys where I shared my tips about packing, sightseeing, and friendly reminders for this coastal hotspot. I loved participating in Casey's "Destinations" series and reliving last summer's family trip to these picturesque Florida islands. Makes me want to pack up the car and head back to the southernmost point...

June 27, 2014

7 Continents

I follow quite a few travel bloggers religiously and others I check up on if they post something that seems interesting. Reason being, I love the world, and I want to see as much of it as I can. Following these bloggers only makes my desire to travel stronger, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm fascinated by how vastly different one region can be from another, how crystal clear the ocean can be, and how technology has advanced so much that it's possible to go virtually anywhere as long as you're determined to make it happen. We live on a beautiful planet, and it would be shame to not take it in first-hand.

With all these travel bloggers I follow, I've seen quite a few times a list of places on every continent that the writer wants to see. I've thought about sharing my list plenty of times but have never really gotten around to it until now. I'm making the time, so here they are - one place on each continent that I want to see oh so badly.

North America - Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

June 23, 2014


Braves v Rockies
Braves v Rockies
One of the best things about summer in Atlanta is being able to go to Braves games. I've always loved the Braves, but I just started getting into baseball for real this year. And I'm kinda irritated at myself for that because I have wasted three solid years in Atlanta not going to Braves games... But this summer has, thankfully, been different, and I have been supporting my Braves as much as I can. I've been to two games so far (and have watched countless more on TV), and I'm hoping I can get to at least one more before moving to Knoxville at the end of July.

June 18, 2014


Some Instagrams from the beginning of June. Even though I've been on the go a ton lately, I've still managed to carve out some time to just relax at home, and it's been a blessing.

Beach days are the best days!

June 16, 2014

The Whole Fam Damily

One of the best parts about my graduation wasn't necessarily having my name called as I walked across the stage or the freedom that came with finally being done with school. For me, having my family there with me to celebrate this moment is what really made my graduation a true joy.

June 13, 2014

Off to...


June 11, 2014

London Countdown: 2 Days

It's almost time!!

Changing of the guards via TripAdvisor
Just two more days until my mom and I take off for our long-awaited mother/daughter trip to London! I really meant to do more of these "Countdown" posts since I first announced we were going, but life has been incredibly busy, and I just never got around to getting posts up. But trust me when I say my mom and I are beyond excited to fly across the pond!

June 10, 2014

InstaLately: Wrapping Up My Final Semester

Just some Instagram snapshots from the end of my last semester of undergrad. Thankfully, I didn't have any exams due to the nature of my courses, so I finished at the end of April and was able to head to Statesboro for some R&R before the graduation festivities began. And once the festivities began, it's like it's been go-go-go ever since. I'm just now finding time to relax since I graduated almost a month ago, and these pictures seem like they're ages old. Time is flying!

Laying out by the pool
Catching some rays by the pool

June 9, 2014

Apartment Hunt

Knoxville, TN
The view at our new apartment complex

If you'll remember, a few weeks ago Bryan and I drove up to Knoxville, TN for a couple days. Bryan is starting grad school at the University of Tennessee in the fall, so we wanted to check out the area and, mainly, find somewhere for us to live!