Friday, April 29, 2011

Fairytale Wedding

It's every girl's dream to marry a Prince. Well, today, marks the day that Kate Middleton is living every girl's dream... her marriage to Prince William. Nothing short of a Fairytale.

Kate looked so beautiful in her classic but absolutely fabulous wedding gown... but PIPPA was the one to talk about. Her dress was amazing, and gotta say.. she looked hot! Watch out Kate! Pippa's getting a lot of talk on your wedding day.

Pippa Middleton in her dress, designed by Sarah Burton:

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

On a day where nothing is opened.. I ventured into Books-a-Million yesterday (Easter) and browsed through their travel books. Came across this one that fits me to a "T"! I already can't do anything productive, because all I want to do is continue reading this author's narrative story about her fantasic life-changing adventures. So far, I've read about her first time experience in a hostel, coming across a strange Italian guy in her "girls only" dorm room... reminds me of my same experience in a hostel in Barcelona. Love these crazy memories.

HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone wishing to drop everything and travel.. to step outside of their comfort zone.. and to have the adventure of a lifetime.

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure.
 You can buy it HERE through Amazon for only $2.70 (used)

Short description of the book from Amazon:

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. 

As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she’s never done before: simply live for the moment.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

going GAGA for GAGA!

In preparation for the infamous Lady Gaga concert tonight, the challenge is on for who will have the most outrageous GAGA costume! I, however, procrastinated as usual and raided the closet of my 18-year old sister (who's a raver)! Pictures to come on what classy/outrageous costume I managed to come up with.

Maybs I should have browsed THIS photo gallery of my employer (The Tennessean) for ideas. GAGA IDEAS!!!


Lady Gaga was FANTASIC! More like a Las Vegas show than a concert. Disco bra compliments of my high school sister.

Ally & I at the concert:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Inspiring Travel Blog

Ever since I applied for the STA World Traveler Internship (which I didn't get but o well, life goes on), I've followed the travel blog of this couple who made it as finalists. Definitely check it out! It's amazing and so inspiring!

From couchsurfing to shooting the shiz-it with the locals, these two have had an amazing journey over the past year as they travel around the world on little to no money.

Not sure I could "rough" it as much as they did-  may  have to splurge for an actual hotel room once every few weeks; BUT, regardless, how awesome would it be to travel for several months and just see the world?!


Travel. Play. See. Experience.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I said "yes" to Hawaii!

I had a revelation last weekend.  I am 22, already in a corporate job, but I'm still not happy with where I am in life. The fact is I AM only 22 I need to get out and see the world while I'm young and make experiences that I can only do while I'm single and in the fabulous years of my 20's. What other time in your life can you drop everything and go live on an island or backpack across Europe without people judging you for your irresponsibility? None.

Over the next few years, I'm vowing to live life to the fullest and say "Yes" to every opportunity (well maybe not every opp.) But I promise they'll be exciting choices!

The other day one of my best friends Heather called me and asked me to move to Hawaii with her in October. This is something I've always wanted to do, and threatened doing when my job or life wasn't going as planned... well, why not?! why not now? So.. I said "Yes".

And now the planning begins!

  • Each Week, Heather & I are taking turns declaring a "Rule" in our prepartion for Hawaii. This week was changing the background on our work desktop computer. This is mine...