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The Unofficial Foodie’s Guide to Seattle, WA

The Unofficial Foodie’s Guide to Seattle, WA

It’s a well-known fact that I live to eat, especially when I travel. Luckily for me, that passion for experiencing new places through exploring the local cuisine runs in the family! I have two younger siblings in the restaurant industry in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, […]

(Almost) Home for the Holidays: A Chilly Visit to Washington State

(Almost) Home for the Holidays: A Chilly Visit to Washington State

If you’ve been following my travels for a while, you probably already know that I grew up in Washington State, near the Seattle area. I try to visit often, and since starting this blog I’ve made a real effort to get out and explore more […]

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek: The Perfect Hotel for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

The Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek: The Perfect Hotel for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I’ve lived in Orlando for ten years now, and one of my favorite things to do is to visit the famous theme parks in the area. Having said that, I can definitely attest to the fact that these theme park vacations can get expensive very quickly. Getting to Orlando and paying for theme park admission can be worrisome enough, and when you factor in the costs of lodging, activities, food and drinks, and of course, transportation within Orlando…well, it’s enough to make anyone reconsider their vacation destination! (more…)

Jared’s Return Visit to Orlando

Jared’s Return Visit to Orlando

Back in September, I was happy to host my younger brother Jared for his second annual Orlando trip. Okay, maybe it’s not an annual tradition yet, but I can hope! Jared’s first Orlando visit was centered around the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and […]

How to Make the Most of Five Days in Paris

How to Make the Most of Five Days in Paris

Paris is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With so much to taste, see and experience, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the possibilities. I recently returned from a five day trip to Paris. We managed to do […]

Life Lately : Volume I

Life Lately : Volume I

As promised, here I am with a little update on what has been going on in my personal life lately. My mind has been all over the place in the new year, and I’ve been finding it really difficult to really sit down and focus on sharing my travels and stories…probably because I haven’t left Florida since December. It’s hard to be a travel blogger with no immediate plans to actually go out and travel, you know? That’s why I decided to start this little series, called Life Lately (very original, I know). I’m hoping it will get me through this creative funk I’ve been in. Plus, it’s a fun way for me to get out of my little writer box and share a bit more about myself that would otherwise get lost in editing. (more…)

Vacation in Style at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Vacation in Style at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Come here often? If you do, then you already know how much I love a weekend getaway at any one of Universal Orlando Resort’s onsite hotels. Located on the manicured grounds of Universal Orlando, just a stroll away from the front gates of the resort’s […]

I’ve Been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

I’ve Been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

A little before I hit my two year blogaversary in February, something interesting happened. Social media sharing of my posts went up. All that time spent on SEO optimization paid off, and search engines became the number one source of traffic to my site. And […]

Blogaversary Round Two: Looking Back on a Year of Travel & Storytelling

Blogaversary Round Two: Looking Back on a Year of Travel & Storytelling

Today, Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere turns two years old! A small part of me can’t believe it’s been two years already. As a part-time traveler with a full-time job and minimal spending money, two years is a long time to continue finding ways to travel and make time for the hours of writing, editing and the dozens of little side projects that go into blogging.

But if I’m being completely honest, a much bigger part of me is surprised that it’s only been two years. I had to double check before writing this post that it has, in fact, been just two years since I published my first ever blog post. (more…)

The Roman Forum: A Window to the Past

The Roman Forum: A Window to the Past

This is it…the last blog post about my spring trip to Europe with Dan! I meant to write this a lot earlier. In fact, my goal was to wrap up the Euro trip recap before 2017 arrived, but that didn’t exactly work out as planned. […]