• Fremont Troll
    United States,  Washington

    A First-Timers Guide to Seattle

    Seattle is overflowing with some of the world’s most Instagrammable art and picturesque wilderness. This combination certainly did not disappoint on my first visit! I fell in love with this unique city nestled on the Puget Sound. A weekend here is truly too short. If you are looking for fun things to do in Seattle, check out some of my favorites.

  • Hearst Castle
    California,  United States

    Why Hearst Castle Should Definitely Be On Your California Bucket List

    Is Hearst Castle worth it?? Spending an afternoon at Hearst Castle is almost like spending an afternoon back in the 1930’s. A museum that doubles as a national park, Hearst Castle is one of a kind. Did I mention that wild zebras roam the property? You may remember that visiting Hearst Castle turned out to be my favorite stop on my entire Central California Coast Road Trip– here’s why! The Gatsby-esque History Contrary to many museums, Hearst…

  • Hayley Renee Smith Banff National Park, Canada
    Christian Travel,  Travel Devotionals,  United States

    Travel Devotional: Take A Hike

    Why do you travel? Perhaps to see beautiful sights or to get lost in nature. Maybe even to appreciate a new culture or to learn more about the world around you. I absolutely love all of these aspects of travel. However, deepening my wonder and appreciation for the One who created it all is what draws me most to exploring the place that He so lovingly designed. That is why I am so excited to…

  • 6 Things to do Before Italy
    Italy

    6 Things You Must Do BEFORE Going To Italy

    Heading to Italy soon? This list is full of things you can do right now to inspire your travels. It’s always fun to recognize your preconceived expectations and then shatter them with reality. After all, isn’t that what travel is all about? Take a break from planning and get to dreaming with these 6 things to do before Italy. Watch A Cheesy Film We all know that Hollywood isn’t the best place to go for accuracy. BUT now…

  • Blank Hollywood Star
    California,  Christian Travel,  Travel Devotionals,  United States

    Travel Devotional: Holy Hollywood

    Why do you travel? Perhaps to see beautiful sights or to get lost in nature. Maybe even to appreciate a new culture or to learn more about the world around you. I absolutely love all of these aspects of travel. However, deepening my wonder and appreciation for the One who created it all is what draws me most to exploring the place that He so lovingly designed. When I picture California, the Hollywood Walk of…

  • Weekend in Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma,  United States

    A Local’s Guide to a Weekend in Oklahoma City

    Admittedly, I am not a born-and-raised Okie, but I did spend the majority of my adult life there! Oklahoma often gets a bad rap for being a flat, unprogressive state in the middle of nowhere. I actually shared this opinion before moving there for school. However, I quickly discovered a revitalized Oklahoma City with many up-and-coming attractions that make for fun weekends. Recently, I found myself reminiscing about all the things I miss about the Sooner State…

  • Central California Coast
    California,  United States

    1,000 Miles for 1,000 Days of Marriage

    Three whole years! That’s almost how long my sweet husband Ka’eo and I have been doing this whole marriage thing. To celebrate our 1000th day of wedded bliss (around four months shy of the three-year mark for those of you doing the math) we went on a 1000 mile road trip down the Central California Coast. Ka’eo went above and beyond with planning this road trip. From romantic dinners to staying in a bubble Airbnb,…

  • Millerton Lake
    California,  United States

    An Utterly Easy Fresno Day Hike

    One of the best things about living in Fresno is that a fun getaway is only a day trip away. I consider myself pretty lucky that a mountain adventure in the Sequoias or a dog day at the beach are both within a two-hour drive. However, the quickest getaway is an easy Fresno day hike at Millerton Lake. Getting There is Simple Just 20 minutes outside of the city, Millerton is the natural choice for…

  • Photo by Linh Nguyen on Unsplash
    Christian Travel,  Italy,  Travel Devotionals

    Travel Devotional: Christ on Cinque Terre

    Why do you travel? Perhaps to see beautiful sights or to get lost in nature. Maybe even to appreciate a new culture or to learn more about the world around you. I absolutely love all of these aspects of travel. However, deepening my wonder and appreciation for the One who created it all is what draws me most to exploring the place that He so lovingly designed. Italy was my first adventure abroad. Consequently, it…