How To Plan A European Adventure – On A College Budget

For my final Spring Break (ever) I planned an European Adventure for myself and two of my best gal pals, Alex and Lauren. This was Alex's first time abroad so I wanted to make sure we hit the hot spots to get the best experience out of our short week of travel. In typical Crystal fashion, I began the planning process about 10 months in advance and was able to score some amazing flights!

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Epic Birthday: Exploring Havana, Cuba!

It's a beautiful day for travel inspiration, and I'm here to get you hooked on Cuba! If you have an interest in history, architecture, or culture - this is a great place to visit; if you have an interest in gorgeous views, exploring, and bright and colorful building - this is a great place for … Continue reading Epic Birthday: Exploring Havana, Cuba!

The BEST of Seattle – The Emerald City

Planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest? Read for a quick guide to Seattle!

Grand Canyon National Park- The Old West Experience

It is incredible to think that though we live in the beautiful state of Arizona- the Grand Canyon State, there's so many Az natives who have never been to our National Park. This week we changed that... and we did it by train! Roughly 2.5 hours north from Phoenix, Az on the historic Route 66 … Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park- The Old West Experience

Chicago in a Day!

If you happen to make it to the 'Windy City' this year, the bucket list of items you must see will be too long to do in a day. I made the most of the 24+ hours I had in this fabulous city, given the weather, with not more than $100 in my pocket! Planes, … Continue reading Chicago in a Day!

Arizona Sailing at Lake Pleasant

Though the myth of Arizona getting beach front property has yet to be debunked, we can still make a quick 30 minute trip from the urban jungle and experience Lake Pleasant. This reservoir gives any native Arizonan the feel of a 'Baja' sailing adventure and the opportunity at a 'coastal' breeze with our beautiful desert … Continue reading Arizona Sailing at Lake Pleasant

How to Escape Your Responsibilities: Mexico Edition 

Have you ever just needed a break? Either physical or mental - maybe both? Well that's exactly what my friends and I needed, so what else is there to do to escape your real world adult responsibilities? Mexico. Mexico is how you properly escape, trust us on this one. Now this isn't  the first time … Continue reading How to Escape Your Responsibilities: Mexico Edition 

Cancun 2-day parks Pt. Two

Welcome back to round two! The second park we visited was Xplor an all inclusive adventure park. This park is perfect for couples and older kids, some of the activities are a little intense- zip lines require lots of walking and climbing steep steps, some of the underground water taverns are a 30min-45min swim from beginning … Continue reading Cancun 2-day parks Pt. Two

Touring the Mexican Riviera

Booked your trip to Cancun? Not sure what tours or packages to purchase? Follow this Travel Thursday series to learn about some of the 'good', the bad, and the 'definitely doing this again' experiences we had on our last trip to the Mexican Riviera!

Happy Campers

Hey guys!!! * please bear with me as this is a pretty lengthy post, but I promise there are also lots of super cool pictures for you to check out 😉 * It was Saturday July 30th, when Aaron and I headed for Durango, Colorado with Aaron's dad and his friend. We were determined to go … Continue reading Happy Campers