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2017: A Year Uprooted

If I had to pick a single word to describe 2017, it’d be “uprooted.” An uprooted year for me, meant I experienced a bit of a travel fail. Like the pattern of ocean waves, I’ve watched my vacation days…

Amand and Eric wedding.

2015: The Year of Celebrations & New Beginnings

This post is my way to figuratively place my highlights of the year in a pretty box, tie it to a balloon with 2015 written across, and let it sail into the stars. The box will have two tags…

travel blogger Amanda biking around Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Marriage & The Monogram

About an hour before Eric dropped down on one knee and proposed, I had a timely encounter with the will call worker at the Whitehaven Beach boat ferry from Hamilton Island. Advising that my tickets were listed under the name…


Breakfast Cannolis & Birthday Lists

26 Things I Hope to Accomplish During My 26th Year Here’s the trick to making lists of goals: always throw in a few things that are already guaranteed to come to fruition. I suppose the fitting way to mark this…


My Epic Craziness

Something epicly awesome has happened. Remember this post where I talk about which bucket list items I would choose if I were to win the Most #EpicBucketList Contest (ever) from Contiki & The Buried Life? Well, I made it to…

High tea in Manchester, England

Something You Didn’t Consider Including on Your Résumé

I suppose a disclaimer would be appropriate: I’m neither a hiring manager nor a recruiter. I’m merely writing from personal experience. Now that I’ve discounted my credibility, what’s one thing you didn’t consider adding to your résumé? Travel. Study abroad…


Road Trips & Birthday Cake

Today is my dad’s birthday (Happy Birthday, DAD!). I feel that it is only suiting for me to write a post that both appreciates him for my love of travel as well as appreciates all the travel opportunities he…