Sem Saudade

Ahhhhh WINE! What better way to step into your 40s? One of the world's lesser credited capitals of vino was our choice destination to celebrate one of my best friend's big 4-0. Our itinerary was: Douro Valley, Porto, and Funchal, topped off with a stop in the Canary Islands. Once we got past the intoxication of the landscapes and the sweet buzz of vinho verde, we were properly introduce to Portugal.

Icelandic Heat

Mid summer 2016, I transferred to take my MBA courses in London versus in Chicago. While I did it to consolidate my travel for school, this also meant great ease with which to tack on all sorts of travel to school weeks. Seeing the northern lights in Iceland had been a bucket list item for some time, so when my dear friend Allison suggested a girl trip to Iceland, I was IN.

Belizean Bliss

In the midst of an insane summer work travel schedule, hopping over to the Caribbean seemed a backwards choice. I had hardly gone longer than 48 hours without repacking my Rimowa, and my body no longer reacted to time zone changes. My trip to Belize with BFF Emily ended up being the most invigorating, relaxing, eye-opening one I'd ever taken.