Author Archives: Jaimee

Paris, France

10 Photos That Will Make You Fall In Love With Paris

The first time I made it to Paris didn’t count, although the stamp in my passport proved otherwise. It was over a year ago during a layover in Charles de Gaulle Airport and the closest I got to experiencing the flavor of “The City of Light” was a lemon macaron from the mobile Ladurée cart that was conveniently situated […]

An Open Letter to Travel

Dear Travel, I’ve been stalking you again. This makes the fifth time today—and I haven’t even had breakfast yet. I’ve had this happy addiction for a while now and it shows no signs of letting up. I’m certain of it—so certain that I’ve diagnosed myself with a permanent incurable itch called wanderlust. Everyone around me […]

26 Things I’ve Learned About the “Real World” in 26 Years

It’s been almost three years since I packed everything I owned into my car and drove hundreds of miles away from my family and closest friends to begin a new journey in a new city. I remember driving on the open road, all four windows down, singing at the top of my lungs trying to […]

What Traveling Solo Taught Me

There’s a lesson in everything—you’ve heard this before from your parents, their parents or some motivational quote you saw on Pinterest. Every moment in our lives—every experience reveals something about you, someone else, or the world. My solo trip to Europe taught me things. I couldn’t quite put my finger on exactly what those things […]

Barcelona. 48 Hours. Let’s Go!

You can get to Barcelona from Madrid pretty quickly by plane or train–but you’re gonna’ pay for it. I chose the most affordable way–a seven hour bus ride on ALSA, which cost €32 for a one-way ticket ($43). Now that I think back on the bus ride though–I would not recommend it for people like […]

Hopping Across the Pond and Landing in Madrid

When I landed in Madrid, my first thought was “I need sleep!” After a 9-hour flight to Paris, a 4-hour layover hanging out in Charles de Gaulle, and then finally a 2-hour flight to Madrid, all I wanted was a comfortable bed and about 6 hours of uninterrupted snoozing. I love to travel but I […]

Girl sitting in front of door of cathedral in Madrid, Spain

I Went to Europe…Solo!

I am obsessed with traveling. I crave it like a foodie craves flavor. I had been watching flight prices fluctuate for three months before I finally closed my eyes, held my breath and booked my ticket to Spain for my 26th birthday. I love adventures (even though I always get nervous as hell!) and this just […]

Maui and How My Wanderlust Grew

I fell in love with Maui while I was visiting a good friend from college. Maui made me think about things, the deep things. Not your typical “what am I going to do this Friday?” kind of thing. Nope-I’m talking about the “what is my purpose in life?” total meltdown. I can’t be the only one who has that […]