My Vacation Photoshoot in Italy

I love to capture memories of my experiences when I travel.

Staying at Singita Lebombo in South Africa

A trip to South Africa has been on my bucket list for a while.

My Belize Experience: Where to stay + What to do

I have just returned from Belize, and couldn’t be happier with my time spent there.

Barcelona Day Trip: Cava Tasting in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

A mere 45 minutes by train from the buzzing city of Barcelona, lies one of the most exciting day trips.

My Flytographer photoshoot in Barcelona

Have you heard of Flytographer?! If not, prepare to be blown away.

Why I chose Costa Rica for my destination wedding and honeymoon

I just returned home from Costa Rica where I married my person with our toes in the sand surrounded by our closest friends and family, and then spent some time honeymooning in the rain forest at one of the most beautiful resorts in the world.

planning a destination wedding in Costa Rica

It’s been the most amazing start to the year, but of course planning a wedding a mere 3 1/2 months after getting engaged was quite a tall order. Not only that — it was a destination wedding. For me, that meant planning an unforgettable vacation experience for 30 people I care deeply about, and wanting their time in this beautiful country to be special and meaningful as well. 

So many people have asked “why Costa Rica?!”⠀

Costa Rica is my soul destination. If you’ve ever been, you can understand why. It has the highest life satisfaction in the world, and being there you can’t help but have that rub off on you.

It is also an adventure lover’s perfect playground. There is so much to do, see, and experience here, that your vacation can delight your senses in every way possible. The great thing is though, you don’t have to do all. the. things. You can also find delight in swaying in a hammock all day and watching some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen.

Best destination wedding in Costa Rica
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I saw our friends and family enjoy the experience we created for them, and truly live PURA VIDA, even for just a few days. And my wedding? I still can’t tell you what type of flowers were in my bouquet, but I remember taking a moment towards the end of the reception to just look out and soak it all in. It was better than I hoped it would be. Without  being overly sappy, it truly was the best day ever. 

photo courtesy of  Quaint + Whim

photo courtesy of Quaint + Whim

Pura Vida is a way of life. The literal translation is “pure life”— and you can use it as a greeting, a thank you, or just to say something is awesome. It symbolizes moving things forward and simply enjoying life. ⠀

I believe that when you visit this place their outlook on life rubs off on you and you can’t help but feel more at peace in this beautiful country. ⠀

My hope is that we introduced that to all of our guests and they felt that as well.

beachfront wedding in Costa Rica Playa Langosta

I’d love to do the same for you! Contact me to plan your own personal vacation or honeymoon to this amazing destination and lets make it unique and special for you and your interests. 

If you are thinking about planing your own destination wedding here, I’d love to help you make this a vacation experience your guests are sure to remember. Take a look at my own wedding website for our Costa Rican destination wedding to get a feel for the experience I created, and lets talk about what will be special for you!

If you are interested in what an awesome Costa Rica itinerary might look like, check out this inspiration [click photo]:

Argentina vs. Brazil: Which side of Iguazu Falls is better?

Visiting Iguazu Falls is something I highly recommend everyone put on their bucket list.

My Vietnam Vacation: Hanoi + Ha Long Bay

Every year I commit to visiting somewhere I've never been and exploring a new destination.

The Beauty of San Miguel de Allende

I spent New Years Eve and the first 10 days of 2017 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  It’s one of my soul destinations. Do you have any of those?

My Experience with Flytographer in Paris

I love to capture memories of my experiences when I travel. You probably do too, right?  


1 day Paris Itinerary

Paris. Oh, Paris. I am not the first person to fall in love with this city, nor will I be the last. It has inspired the world’s best poets and writers, given birth to some of the greatest art the world has ever seen, and it is home to some of my favorite things in the world— namely croissants, red wine, french fries… and now you can add macarons to the list. It is the perfect blend of modern and history, with just the right amount of class and sophistication. What is there NOT to love about the city of light?

I wanted to share with you a helpful guide to experiencing this city, based on my recent personal trip. It's a logical itinerary of activities that give you insight into the city, people, and culture, while showing you the must-sees and top attractions. It is a great starting point, especially if you are a first-time visitor.

How to Eat Your Way Through Vancouver

Exploring a new city through it’s culinary offerings is pretty much my favorite thing ever. I like food. I hesitate to call myself a “foodie”, simply because I’m not fancy with it at all. I just like what I like, and what I love most of all is the experience a good meal can provide. It makes you savor and appreciate the moment. To me, that is what life is all about. 

So, what did I do while I was in Vancouver for an entire week? I ate my way through the city. Many of my favorites came from locals or visitors who passed along their favorites to me, and recommendations through my people on social media (thank you!). I am sharing my favorites with you in hopes that during your next visit to this amazing city in the Pacific Northwest you can tag me in your foodie photo on Instagram, and let me know how amazing your meal was as well!