A question I try to remember to ask myself every morning is "how am I so lucky?" Your brain is constantly asking questions -- whether you realize it or not -- so why not steer it in the direction of asking questions that focus on abundance rather than lack. The quality of your life comes down to what you choose to focus on. Do you focus on what you have or what you don't have?
Self shot with a tripod and timer on my solo trip to Italy last month.

Adventure in Aruba -- With Flamingos!

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10 Best Tips for Traveling Europe • Ordinary Traveler

After traveling this continent for the past 20 years, I've learned a few tricks along the way. Here are the 10 best tips for traveling Europe!

You were born rich and your abundance is contained in your thoughts, so be good to yourself, choose magnificent ideas and cease permitting your physical world to control your thinking. ✌️

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Solo sunrise at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa 👌
I had originally planned this trip with one of my besties, but she was forced to cancel due to airplane mechanical issues and a missed connection. Since I've spent most of my trips solo the past few months, I was really looking forward to some girlfriend time. Anyway, I'm making the best of it -- which is definitely not tough to do here. 😉

Good morning from JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Costa Rica!
Fun fact: Costa Rica was the first International trip Scott and I took together and that was nearly 10 years ago! I'm flying solo this time and I'm so excited to be back here -- exploring the northern part of the country this time.
Have you been to Costa Rica?

Do you visit museums when you travel? London has quite a few with amazing architecture like this one.
Stay tuned for my upcoming blog post with tips for visiting London and my experience staying at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane!

I took a trip to Kew Gardens today at the advice of the concierge at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. I could have spent hours in this palm house. That spiral staircase is 🙌😍

5 Towns to Visit on Lake Como • Ordinary Traveler

This Northern Italy gem, sitting just at the foot of scenic Swiss Alps, encompasses all of the country’s beauty and charm in one small region!


Breakie in bed. 💁
After a long-haul flight, sometimes room service is necessary -- preferably followed by a bubble bath. I'm here in London checking out Sheraton Grand London Park Lane's new Five Senses Suite and exploring the nearby sights. Check out my Instagram stories for an inside look at this hotel and the surrounding area!

I'm heading back to the UK! 🙌 I leave today for London and I'll be staying at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel so I'm excited to be close to all the best spots in the city.
I'd love your tips on what to do and see!

The Perfect Road Trip Itinerary in Nova Scotia • Ordinary Traveler

It’s impossible to see everything Nova Scotia has to offer in one trip, but you can certainly find the best sights and towns with our road trip itinerary!

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Nova Scotia is stunning! Tag someone who would agree!

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The Best Places To Go Cross-Country Skiing in Montana

Who's ready for some winter weather?!

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6 Beautiful Ways to Display Your Vacation Photos With Artmill

Many of us take beautiful photos during our travels, yet they never leave our laptop screens. Here are 6 ways to display your vacation photos with Artmill.

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Leopard Sharks

Mesmerized by nature. ✨

10 Things to Know Before You Visit Rome, Italy • Ordinary Traveler

Here are 10 things to know before planning your first trip to Rome. No need to draw more attention by getting caught making classic tourist mistakes!


Solo vacay in Italy! 🙌
When you don't have anyone to take your photos on vacation, it's easy enough to set up a tripod. I've even set up my tripod in a few precarious places.
I used to be embarrassed to take photos of myself like this while traveling solo, but I have no shame anymore. I was tired of always coming home with ZERO photos with myself in them and I've actually met a few people because of it. They are always interested in how I do it all on my own.
Do you take photos of yourself when you travel solo?

Sailing Croatia With Yacht Getaways • Ordinary Traveler

A week spent sailing the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and exploring lush, coastal Croatia sounds likes a dream vacation, but where to start?

Who's been to Greece? From a reader who would love your recommendations: -->> "Looking at Crete, Mykonos and Athens. I want a villa as there will be 6 or 7 of us. Pool, ocean view and somewhere close to bars and restaurants. Anyone have any input or better choices?"

Part of what I love about this Monograms trip I'm on is the combo of free time and tours. During my first day in Lake Como, I joined a short, 1 hour tour to get an overview of the area -- which is when I first saw this church. I came back here today at sunrise because the lighting was better than when I first walked here with my tour guide.
Have you ever traveled somewhere where you realized afterward that you missed a really cool spot? I definitely have!

My masterpiece 😂 I had SO much fun at today's art class in Bellagio! Could not stop laughing. #MonogramsInsider

Paradise found in Lake Como. #MonogramsInsider

Lake Como, you have officially won my heart. ❤️ 🇮🇹

I just arrived to Lake Como from Rome and was greeted by a Monograms representative who drove me from the train station in Milan to Lake Como. I will admit, transfers to cities I've never visited can be stressful, so meeting someone on the train platform in a new city makes traveling SO much easier. #monogramsinsider

When you get the Spanish Steps all to yourself. 🙌 #MonogramsInsider

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Trastevere is one of Rome's cutest neighborhoods and I don't think I would have known about it if I hadn't booked a food tour with Monograms. So far all of their tours have given me a local's view of Rome -- from the ancient history to the best places to eat authentic Roman cuisine. As someone who prefers the outdoors to cities, I've fallen in love with Rome in a whole new way over the past 3 days. Tomorrow, I'm off to Lake Como to explore another gorgeous area of Italy! #monogramsinsider

The Trevi Fountain is worth the hype. #MonogramsInsider

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When I visited Rome 15 years ago, I didn't do much outside of eating and drinking, so it's been fun getting to know this city over the last couple of days. Today, I walked through underground catacombs, took a rowboat out at the Borghese Gardens, visited the Basilica San Paolo and ended the day making my own pizza and gelato from scratch! #MonogramsInsider

I made it to Rome! Can't wait to explore more (and eat 🍕) tomorrow! #MonogramsInsider

SO excited to head back to Italy tomorrow! I'll be traveling with Monograms and sharing my experiences while I'm in Italy. I'm really excited about this company, mainly because while I LOVE the freedom of traveling independently, researching destinations and making travel arrangements sometimes feels like a full time job.

This trip, I did not have to do any of that! Monograms takes care of all the important travel arrangements and they show you as much (or as little) as you want while you're on the ground! I'll be visiting Rome and Lake Como this trip so stay tuned for Italy updates! 🍕 🍷


These 10 Photos Will Make You Want to Sail Around Croatia

If Croatia is on your bucket list, one of the best ways to travel this gorgeous country is by sailing the coastline while visiting a new port every night!

One of my favorite photos from our sailing trip with Yacht Getaways 💕💕

10 Experiences You Can't Miss in Zermatt, Switzerland • Ordinary Traveler

Zermatt, Switzerland -- home to the iconic Matterhorn -- is a famous tourist destination for a reason. Check out these must-do experiences while visiting!

Sunset picnics in Croatia 🇭🇷 🍷 🧀 Yacht Getaways

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This looks fun!

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Burbank, California • Ordinary Traveler

Visit Burbank is the media capitol of the world and a perfect spot to travel if you’re looking to be in the center of the entertainment industry as well as explore other areas of Los Angeles!

One of our favorite parts of Mljet National Park is this gorgeous monastery. There are even donkeys on the island!

Yacht Getaways

Top 10 Reasons to Travel Abroad • Ordinary Traveler

If getting out of the country and discovering a new place wasn't incentive enough, here are our top ten reasons to travel abroad right now.

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Dubrovnik never disappoints. I love this city!

Yacht Getaways

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Ancient alleyways and turquoise doors in Croatia. Yacht Getaways
#Korcula #YachtGetaways

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This week we're sailing the coast of Croatia with Yacht Getaways! 😍 Can't wait to share more photos soon! #yachtgetaways

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When you've just cooked a delicious meal and you take your eye off the stove for less than a minute to find your dinner has already been enjoyed by one of your camping neighbors. 🙈

UNILAD Adventure

Would you do it?

15 Amazing Places to Visit in Nova Scotia • Ordinary Traveler

Known for its iconic lighthouses, bountiful lobster and serene coastal locale, Nova Scotia is a must-see destination! Here are 15 places to visit!


Breathtaking Off the Grid Travel Destinations

If you’re looking for a vacation where you can turn off your cell phone and take in the natural beauty of volcanoes, hiking trails, beaches and more, here are 4 of the most breathtaking off-the-grid travel destinations from around the world from Hertz . #offthegrid #ad http://izea.it/aybXGJG

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Who else is in love with these pink creatures?

Travel Guide to Geneva, Switzerland • Ordinary Traveler

Geneva's robust international atmosphere, worldly people, historical landmarks, and striking Gothic architecture nestled in a serene, scenic setting make the “Capital of Peace” a place you’ll never want to leave!

How to Keep in Touch While Traveling Abroad • Ordinary Traveler

The easiest ways to stay in touch with loved ones while traveling -- some of these you may not even know exist!