An extended weekend spent exploring downtown + out in nature in Spokane, Washington, + Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

It’s kind of becoming tradition for me to visit my grandparents in Spokane, Washington, for my grandma’s birthday, in the summertime. Every time I go, I always try to make sure to spend as much time in nature as I can, going on a hike and exploring downtown Spokane, as well as visit one of…

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I Saw Anastasia on Broadway! in Jacksonville, Florida

As a child of the 90’s, I was obsessed with animated movie “Anastasia.” And especially being a young girl, I dreamed of being like young Ana and becoming a “lost princess” from a royal dynasty. As a fully grown young woman… I’m still obsessed. It’s just “matured” to obsessing over the Broadway version of the…

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Experiencing “Roll to Pad” for the biggest rocket in the world: NASA’s Space Launch System in Cape Canaveral, Florida

I recently had one of those “how is this my life” kind of moments. You might remember that a few months ago, I got to see the biggest rocket in the world, the Space Launch System (SLS) shortly after it completed its full assembly at NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in Kennedy Space Center. That…

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Celebrating Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

Interested in going to Universal Studios Orlando Mardi Gras celebration? I highly recommend it! It’s been one of my favorite celebrations that I’ve gone to so far since I’ve been an annual passholder! Mardi Gras at Universal runs from February 5 through April 24. The celebrations mostly take place in Universal Studios, not in Islands…

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Let’s Shop! At the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville, Florida

I recently moved to the Riverside neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, and a perk of this area is the Riverside Arts Market! Hosted every Saturday from 10am-3pm (excluding big holidays), this market hosts local vendors selling everything from produce to coffee or tea or kombucha, to arts of all kinds, to food trucks. There are probably…

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What it’s like to go to an amusement park alone + thoughts on solo travel

Would you go to an amusement park alone? I can guess that many people’s first reaction is “no.” But why? Imagine going to Disney World or Universal Studios solo: Single rider lines. No waiting on anyone else at the bathroom. Or picking where to eat or what ride to go on next. You make all…

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Finding Peace at Jacksonville Beach in Jacksonville, Florida

This is honestly just an appreciation post for Jacksonville Beach. Despite it being the “chillier” months, we’ve had a few gorgeous days here in Florida. In case you didn’t know, Jacksonville is actually one of the coldest cities in Florida. We’re about 5-10 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than Orlando, and even more so the further south…

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FINALLY back to Broadway: Hamilton and Come From Away in Jacksonville, Florida

Broadway in Jacksonville opened up again for the 2021-2022 season (so far…) and to say that I was so excited to see live shows again would be an understatement. If you know me at all, you know that I’m a musical theater fiend and nerd. [Currently listening to my “Showtunes” playlist on Spotify as I…

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