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    Hood River Lavender Farms: Day Trip from Portland, OR

    I’ve had the pleasure to live in the Pacific Northwest my entire life. I am constantly exploring what this beautiful region has to offer through hikes, parks, and new adventures. But, I also dream of places such a Provence and the breathtaking lavender fields! Well, I discovered that Oregon has its own little piece of Provence right in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Get ready to plan your next day trip from Portland or road-tripping pit stop to the Hood River Lavender Farms.  About the Hood River Lavender Farms Hood River Lavender Farms is a locally owned organic lavender farm located near Portland, OR. The farm offers breathtaking…

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    USA Travel Bucket List: 50 Epic Adventures

    The United States is full of beautiful landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, lively cities, and plenty of adventure to go with it! There is so much to see and do across all 50 states that it’s hard to narrow it down. All 50 items on this list are an adventure in their own way and there are a few not so common ideas to fuel your inner thrill-seeker! Pack your bags and get ready for epic exploration with this USA travel bucket list! 1. Capture the light beams at Antelope Canyon  To note: you must book a tour with a Native Navajo to explore the Antelope Canyon. You can capture the stunning…

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    Where to Go Next: 5 Vacation Alternatives for 2020

    Summer is in full effect and unfortunately, many of our travel plans have been canceled or postponed. However, after all of the craziness, we all deserve a much-needed vacation. Skip the international travel and explore your homeland with these 5 vacation alternatives!  Glamping/Camping Have you ever heard of glamping?! It’s a glamorous version of camping. The big difference between the two is that when go glamping, a sheltered frame such as a Yurt or Tipi is already set up for you! Glamping locations may include additional amenities such as a fridge, a mattress, and a private bathroom. Either way, both traditional camping and glamping are set surrounded by nature and…

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    What It’s Like to Travel During a Pandemic

    In Washington State, lockdown measures were lifted in early May, but I have remained in self-isolation apart from mandatory grocery runs till now. As travel slowly started to resume and my travel bug wouldn’t budge, I decided it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a mini trip to a bucket list destination. This past week I took a road trip to Leavenworth, Washington, and spent three days exploring the small German village and surrounding area. This is a whole new way of travel and this is everything you need to know about traveling during the pandemic! Disclaimer – this post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust.…

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    10 US Travel Bucket List Destinations

    As the future of travel continues to change and international travel slowly resumes, we are all left dreaming about where our next trip may be. However, we often forget about the beautiful travel destinations hidden in our own backyard! I’m mixing small hidden gems, big cities, and a few uncommon US travel bucket list destinations to help inspire you to plan your next trip!  Related: 10 Beautiful International Places to Travel (Post Pandemic) Leavenworth, WA Leavenworth is a Bavarian-style village nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The small alpine village offers a little slice of Germany in the Pacific Northwest with events such as Oktoberfest and holiday markets…

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    10 Beautiful Places to Travel (Post-Pandemic)

    It’s no secret that travel will change post the pandemic with new safety procedures and processes. As some predict a second surge in the Fall/Winter months, the future of travel remains unknown. For me, the excitement of researching, planning, discovering the beauty of a new country and experiencing the culture motivates me to work harder each day. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 beautiful places to travel to post-pandemic!  Related: How I’m Planning for Future Travel Iceland The mystical landscapes, waterfalls, hot springs, geysers, lava fields, and caves are unique to Iceland and nothing like you’ll see anywhere else! Visiting Iceland over the Summer months is great for hiking and…

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    Perfect 3 days in Vancouver BC – Travel Guide

    Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most vibrant cities with lush nature, diverse culture and plenty of activities to do. Vancouver has something to offer every type of traveler and is the perfect first solo trip. Plan your visit to Vancouver BC using my travel guide below!  Related: How to Plan for Future Travel WHERE TO STAY We stayed at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver – a Marriott owned boutique hotel located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. We didn’t spend any time at the hotel itself, just to sleep and we would be out of there bright and early! However, the hotel offers…

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    How I’m Planning for Future Travel

    In early January right before my trip to Australia, I purchased round trip tickets to England and started planning my Fall 2020 England and Europe trip. At this time, the spread of COVID-19 was minimal and had not reached the US yet. I returned from Australia mid-February and completely stopped planning my travels. I thought to myself; why would I continue planning a trip when we had no clue when travel bans would be lifted and when we would recover from COVID-19. Then, it hit me. I don’t have to purchase tickets and book accommodations now, but I can still use my time to plan a fantastic trip, whether it…