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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. […]

Getting Lost At the Musée du Louvre

Getting Lost At the Musée du Louvre

The Louvre is one of the most popular museums in the world. Those who don’t know it by name are sure at least to recognize the iconic and controversial glass pyramid that sits in the middle of the courtyard and houses the main entry point for […]

Strolling Around the Colosseum

Strolling Around the Colosseum

Sometimes in life and in travel, things don’t go as planned. Trains are missed, bags are left behind, and wallets are stolen. And in my case, blog schedules are scrapped to make way for some exciting new life events. Today’s post (or let’s be honest, Saturday’s post) was meant to be all about my spring visit to the Louvre with my boyfriend Dan. Instead, I’m showcasing some photos from our trip to the Colosseum. Why? (more…)

Behind the Lens

Behind the Lens

What’s it really like to visit the most popular sights in the world? Disappointment is bound to happen at some point when traveling, especially in this media-dominated age. We build these places up in our minds, liking and pinning impossibly beautiful photos as the big departure […]