Travel

I have been so, so lucky to travel quite a bit throughout my life so far. Here’s the current list of US states and countries I’ve visited, and (when applicable) links to blog posts about the experiences!

US States I’ve Visited (So Far)

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Vermont
  4. Maine
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Connecticut
  7. Delaware
  8. New Jersey
  9. New York
  10. Pennsylvania
  11. Ohio
  12. Maryland
  13. Virginia
  14. North Carolina
  15. South Carolina
  16. Georgia
  17. Florida
  18. Louisiana
  19. Indiana
  20. Missouri
  21. California
  22. Washington

Countries I’ve Visited (So Far)

  1. Canada
  2. Italy
  3. Greece
  4. United Kingdom
    • England
    • Scotland
    • Northern Ireland
    • Wales
  5. Ireland
  6. France
  7. Spain
  8. Costa Rica
  9. Peru
  10. Antigua

Traveling Tips:

  • If you’re a runner, check out my guide for running while traveling!
  • PACK LIGHT and carry on whenever possible; I’ve had my luggage list wayyyyy too many times when I’ve checked it. You can almost always get away with 3-4 bottoms (1 jeans, 1 workout legging, 1 running short, 1 skirt), 5-7 tops (3 tees, 2 versatile workout tops, 1 neutral cardigan, +1 jacket as needed), one dress, a pair of sandals and a pair of sneakers. Mix and match, rinse workout gear and hang to dry, and just live your life. You’re there to experience, not to look like a model. On that note…
  • Packing cubes and hard-sided luggage are my JAM! I can fit so much into my Samsonite hard-sided suitcases and then keep everything organized throughout the trip if I use packing cubes I pick up at TJMaxx for like, $7.
  • Use Google Flights to track flight prices so you can buy them when they’re on sale! This has saved me hundreds over the years!
  • Do not fear Air BnB! I love Air BnB’s; they allow me to stay in more authentic neighborhoods, prepare some of my own food, and experience real life in a different city for a fraction of the cost of hotel stays. I know plenty of people are leery of using Air BnB, but as long as you choose a reputable host, research the area, and read the reviews for a place you’re trying to stay, it can be so amazing!
  • Get yourself a travel points credit card! At least one of my round trip flights each year is paid for using the points I accumulate from just paying regular bills and buying groceries with my Discover IT card. It HELPS!