Oh yea, you can feed & bathe African elephants in Northern California! Here’s how & where…

Feeding Butch So in June 2018 for my birthday I decided that I wanted to hang out with an elephant. Didn’t really want to leave the country just for that so I started researching. To my surprise I found out that I could make my birthday wish come true right in Salinas, CA! Just about… Continue reading Oh yea, you can feed & bathe African elephants in Northern California! Here’s how & where…

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Portland, Oregon: Art, food, Accommodations & The Tulip Festival! Updated 3/22/21

350 W Burnside St. In April of 2019 my sister and I went on a road trip starting in Portland, OR! We went to Seattle after and the ended in Vancouver, BC! For this particular post I will focus on Portland. Since we went in April we were able to visit a nearby tulip festival.… Continue reading Portland, Oregon: Art, food, Accommodations & The Tulip Festival! Updated 3/22/21

NEW ORLEANS: How I spent 36 hours solo in NOLA. Tours, murals, food & accommodations!

⚜️ I did a 13 week work assignment in Beaumont, TX and had the chance to explore most of Southern Louisiana (Yes, there’s more to Louisiana than just New Orleans! Blog proving this coming soon! Haha) I also found out that my great grandparents were Creole & originally from Opelousas, LA! So I was sort… Continue reading NEW ORLEANS: How I spent 36 hours solo in NOLA. Tours, murals, food & accommodations!

ICELAND: Yes it’s cold, Yes it’s expensive. Yes it should be on your bucket list! *Complete Itinerary, cost & packing list from my trip with GoAhead Tours*

Gullfoss Waterfall• Let me just start by saying that Iceland wasn't even really high on my list of places to go. One of my cousins went and she loved it so she convinced me to go. I sort of reluctantly booked the trip and then fell in love with the place as soon as I… Continue reading ICELAND: Yes it’s cold, Yes it’s expensive. Yes it should be on your bucket list! *Complete Itinerary, cost & packing list from my trip with GoAhead Tours*

CHICAGO, IL: Why you must add the vibrant Pilsen and Logan Square neighborhoods to your itinerary!

Greetings from Chicago mural, Logan Square Logan Square & Pilsen are two neighborhoods in Chicago that I didn't plan on visiting prior to arriving. After some brief research I learned that the neighborhoods existed and went on my own mural walk/exploration in the areas. My trip wouldn't have been the same without experiencing the beauty… Continue reading CHICAGO, IL: Why you must add the vibrant Pilsen and Logan Square neighborhoods to your itinerary!

6 family friendly things that I did (off The Strip) during my 13-week work assignment in Las Vegas!

🎰Ah, Las Vegas! You may have heard of it lol Vegas was actually at the top of my travel OT bucket list & it took me 3.5 years to get an assignment there. Needless to say I took full advantage of living in a place that people come from all over the world to visit!… Continue reading 6 family friendly things that I did (off The Strip) during my 13-week work assignment in Las Vegas!

4 reasons you should consider volunteering abroad, at least once!

🌎The first time that I volunteered abroad was also my first time out of the country. In 2013 I went to Belize on a mission trip with my University and that experience completely changed me! Then in 2017 I volunteered in Guatemala. Again, life changing. So now my goal is to volunteer abroad once every… Continue reading 4 reasons you should consider volunteering abroad, at least once!

Headed to Reno for the weekend? Here’s some fun stuff to do while in Northern Nevada! *Fully equipped with links😋*

I spent 13 weeks working in the Carson City/Reno area and this is what I did (and ate lol)! Featuring my dog Maci! 👇🏾Instagram👇🏾 Follow Elise Follow Maci 1. Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory + The Giant Prospector. Situated between Carson City and Reno is a yummy candy store and right behind it is this big… Continue reading Headed to Reno for the weekend? Here’s some fun stuff to do while in Northern Nevada! *Fully equipped with links😋*

In the Sacramento, CA area? Here are some things that you can do in and within a hour away from the capital!

I was able to explore the Sacramento area for a little over a year and here are a few cool things that I did while there. Check out the store DISPLAY: California in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. It's super cute and they sell items with the CA theme. Oak Park has many stores… Continue reading In the Sacramento, CA area? Here are some things that you can do in and within a hour away from the capital!