How To Have A Romantic Time In France


I love the jet-setter lifestyle!

Last weekend Kyle and I were itching to go somewhere. School is starting to get stressful  (so I was ready to get away for a few days to relax) and we love to take the time he gets off to go do something memorable…he made it a surprise.

Well…a surprise up until the day before we left because obviously, I needed to know what to pack. (I am also super persistent)

To begin- Paris was a dream come true.

Landing early morning on Friday we made the spur of the moment decision to rent a car and threw our bags into the car and headed to the Eiffel Tower.

As expected we were a little jet-lagged and full of excitement.

The FOOD was a dream

The first night we walk to this local hangout spot for dinner. We were unable to read the menu so we told the server what we were in the mood for. Let me tell you the server for sure pleased our hunger.


Kyle and I enjoy finding a local hole in the wall everywhere we go. For breakfast we ate at a local favorite bakery named “Coquelicot” we both shared a traditional French breakfast with great coffee and lots, and lots of bread.

Unreal destinations:

Paris is a place with so many places to be and lots to see! We visited Napoleon’s tomb which was beautiful the inside of the church was astonishing. We went to the Louvre Museum where we saw the Mona Lisa. My personal favorite was the Eiffel Tower- as a child, I have always dreamed of the day I got to visit. Finally being able to see it in person made it almost unreal. We walked by the Arc De Triumphe many times, but we never got near it mainly because we couldn’t figure out how to get to it without being run over by a driver.

Eiffel Tower
The Louvre Museum
Notre Dame
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  • Pack light Kyle and I always make sure that we travel only by carry on. When arriving in Paris be prepared to have to carry your luggage to your vacation stay. Too much to carry would have been a bummer.
  • Before you depart make sure to read up on your French history- something I know Kyle and I wished we would have done.
  • Be mindful that you are no longer in your home country. ūüôā
  • The temperature is now dropping in Europe pack warm!!
  • BRING UNIVERSAL WALL ADAPTERS FOR THE ELECTRICAL OUTLETS – we forgot about this and had to charge our phones in the car we rented…oops!!

Overall, Paris was a dream. It was so much fun I feel like it was not real. Paris is a perfect weekend trip we were able to do in three days. I wish I was sipping tea and eating macarons now.


Until next time Paris, Ciao


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California Dreaming


To start off the New Year Kyle and I took a trip to California. This was my first time traveling to SoCal. Everyone told me I was going to fall in love. (they were right) After 3 long flights, we finally landed in California. I was stoked.


  • Go grocery shopping and buy supplies such as; PB&J’s, crackers, and granola bars. Visit a Trader Joe’s nearby, and set up a picnic and enjoy the view.
  • Rent a car or RV (we wished we would have rented an RV) that way you can drive, sleep, eat, and whatever else all in the same place.
  • Create a budget before you go to stay mindful of your spending and desires.

San Francisco:

Our first two nights we stayed in San Francisco, and I fell in love. We saw the golden gate bridge and the bay bridge. We climbed down (and UP) several stairs to get a better view of the bay area. The view was worth it after being winded from all of the steps. We sat up on top of the viewing platform and had a small picnic.

Our Airbnb view: If you look closely you can see the horses enjoying the sunrise. I didn’t want to leave this place. Do you blame me?

My favorite part: I loved having a picnic with a beautiful view of the SanFran Bay area.


The Pacific Highway:

For two days we drove down the Pacific Highway and it was beautiful. We could have arrived in San Diego in less than a day instead we stopped along the way to admire the view. This was my favorite part of the trip the view was unbelievable.

My favorite part: Watching the sunset

We watched the sunset together; it’s the little things ya know?

San Diego

Finally, we arrived in San Diego. We visited during a rare rainy weekend in southern California, it was still amazing. We visited the Gas Lamp district, San Diego Zoo, toured the U.S.S Midway and checked out the various shopping areas.

My favorite part: Our Airbnb was amazing. The video can be found on my Instagram profile in my travel highlights. I was too excited to worry about photos (sorry).

We had a wonderful time in California. Watching sunsets, laughing, and enjoying memorable moments. I think California might be my favorite trip so far. Overall, having the time to do everything made the visit more enjoyable.

Where should we travel to next? I would love to hear your suggestions.

As always, with love XO,


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How To Travel With Only A Carry On

Traveling as a girl can be tough. We need so many more ‘things’ than a guy needs for a trip. When packing¬†you may feel as though you must pack¬†everything.¬†Do not do this. Not only will you be able to hop off the plane and begin your vacation, instead of waiting for the baggage claim. You will also have a little peace of mind: before, during and after the trip.¬† I am going to give you a few tips to help lessen your baggage when you travel. Boys thank me later.

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  • MAKE A LIST-¬†

The more prepared you are for the packing the better it will be when it comes time to fit it all into your carry on. Creating a list will help you figure out what you will be wearing during your trip. Planning will prevent anything major from being left behind as well.


I try to strategically plan to wear only 2-3 pairs of shoes off and on throughout the trip. One of those pairs will already be on my feet during travel.


This invention has saved me so much room. You can purchase them anywhere that sells luggage, travel items. Simply roll your clothes into the cube and zip it up and you suddenly have a lot more room than you did before. Here is a link from Amazon. They are super cost-efficient!



Chances are while traveling you will not have time to de-wrinkle your clothes. Be sure to pack clothes that can fold and remain folded during the travel so that your look is always crisp and fresh.


enough said. One time a friend didn’t bring enough and it was a horror story…


I love you dry shampoo. If your trip is just a weekend journey you can get away with skipping a few shampoo washes by using dry shampoo. I always shower the night before the trip and it lasts me the entire weekend I am gone. Be sure to bring body wash to wash the rest of your body though.


You’re on vacation you should be focused on the memory and not all of your makeup. I love makeup don’t get me wrong, but the less you pack the less you have to worry about and the more time you’ll have to explore.


This will help with your packing. I always bring a large purse to carry my phone charger, smaller purse, an extra pair of sandals (just in case) and whatever I might not be able to fit inside my carry on.

  • MIX & MATCH-¬†

The more flexible you are with your outfit choices the less you will have to fit inside the carry-on. ALSO, the less laundry you have to do when you return home. Try bringing pieces you can mix and match with during the trip. This trick is guaranteed to save you a lot of room.

Wishing you safe travels!
      With love, M

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