Gulf Shores, Alabama

Nicknamed fondly by some the “Redneck Riviera,” Gulf Shores, Alabama, is a spring break destination frequented by families and college students alike.

Before this week, I had only ever gone to the beach in Delray Beach, Florida, with my parents and grandparents. I knew that experiencing Gulf Shores with 18 of my sorority sisters would most definitely be a different kind of beach vacation. Continue reading


London, England

My first memories of really wanting to travel were sparked by one of my favorite movie series.

The accents, the double-decker buses and the old-style metropolitan setting of London all drew me in and drove me to beg my parents for plane tickets. I was convinced (maybe partially by a hope that I would find my way to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) that if I traveled to London I would have the time of my life. Continue reading