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It’s finally here – the new Passports and Cappuccinos! I’m so excited to evolve P&C and be able to share it all with you. Since the beginning of the year, I have been working with my friend Sarah at Boss Babe by Sarah to update my branding, website and (drum roll please…) services! That’s right, […]

January 4, 2021

The New Passports and Cappuccinos

I am very excited to announce that Passports & Cappuccinos is officially offering free downloadable (and editable) Travel Templates!! I have been working on these templates with my good friend Sarah, from Boss Babe by Sarah, for a few months now and I am SO happy with how they turned out! You can now find […]

September 16, 2020

Free P&C Travel Templates Are Now Live!

I think now, more than ever, everyone is trying to find ways to dream of travel. During this global pandemic, it’s hard to know when the travel industry will be back up and running. But, I haven’t given up on my dreams to travel again soon and I am still adding destinations to my bucket […]

April 29, 2020

How to Dream of Travel During a Global Pandemic

A relaxing vacation is never something that my husband and I ever think of plan. We usually plan trips that are centered around exploring a new destination, waking up at the crack of dawn, and going back to our hotel just to sleep. So when our family decided to plan a trip to Cancun this […]

February 18, 2020

What We Did and Didn’t Do in Cancun

We officially landed in Mexico yesterday, and boy are we excited to get our beach on! While our full vacation recap will be coming soon, I wanted to share my Cancun packing list along with some tips on prepping for a tropical vacation. Tropical Vacation Prep Planning for a warm weather vacation can be very […]

January 30, 2020

Cancun Packing List

As everyone shares their 2020 goals, I thought I’d share my major travel plans for the upcoming year, as well as a few travel related goals I have for the new year. Cancun, Mexico Our first trip in 2020 is to Mexico! We are taking a family vacation later this month with Brian’s brother’s, our […]

January 7, 2020

2020 Travel Plans & Goals

Traveling is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get anxiety related to travel. I worry about everything going smoothly, getting to places on time, what to pack, etc. That’s why I have put together a list of things to do to help keep your anxiety low during […]

November 11, 2019

Coping with Travel Anxiety

While I would love to plan multiple trips abroad every year, the amount of PTO I get needs to be used wisely! Taking mini vacations throughout the year is a great way to spread out your vacation time and enjoy travel year round instead of saving up for one huge trip. Whether it’s a girls […]

October 9, 2019

How to Take Small Trips Throughout the Year

After a three-day road trip from Chicago, my bother and I had a few days together in Los Angeles before I flew back home. While our main priority was getting him unpacked and settled, we still had plenty of time for some sightseeing. I will warn you, since I didn’t have much time in Los […]

September 10, 2019

48 Hours in Los Angeles

As the summer months come to a close, and our social calendars start to wind down a bit, I finally found time to write about my road trip to LA with my brother! My Summer was pretty filled with travel, and kicked off with a girls trip to Tennessee, followed by several weekends up north, […]

September 3, 2019

Road Trip to LA

With Labor Day weekend upon us, and Summer coming to a close, I wanted to share some of my favorite weekend trips from Milwaukee. If you are looking to plan a few days away, or are even thinking of taking a last minute trip, here are some great options that a quick drive! Door County, […]

August 30, 2019

The Best Weekend Trips From Milwaukee

Booking an Airbnb and staying in someone else’s home can sound a little scary. But after staying in several properties in the US, in Europe, and even on our honeymoon in Iceland, I have found that it is one of my favorite parts about traveling! Staying in a local apartment or home can help you […]

July 2, 2019

How To Find The Perfect Airbnb

I recently took a much needed girls weekend to the Smoky Mountains. Since our first ever girls trip to Lake Geneva last Spring, we decided to make our trips a seasonal tradition. Of course, with our busy schedules, we finally managed to book our second trip almost exactly one year later (whoops)! So, I guess we […]

June 27, 2019

Girls Weekend in the Smokies

Whether it’s a trip through your home state, or a journey through multiple states, having all the essentials for a road trip is crucial. I recently took a nine and a half hour road trip for a girls weekend in the Smoky Mountains, and in typical girl fashion, we packed like we were leaving for nine […]

May 30, 2019

Road Trip Checklist

It’s taken me a while to write this post, because what I am about to say may upset and shock a few people… Ok, guys. I’m gonna say it! I did not like Vegas (gasp!). On our most recent vacation, Brian and I flew to Phoenix and road-tripped through Northern Arizona. We loved the sleepy […]

May 24, 2019

Why Vegas Isn’t For Everyone

We recently got back from our Spring Break trip to Arizona and Nevada, and completely fell in love with Northern Arizona. While our trip was short, we were able to fit in quite a bit of activities, and I wanted to share our favorites with you. Exploring Flagstaff When booking our Airbnb, we wanted a […]

May 15, 2019

Northern Arizona Favorites

Let’s be honest, coming home from vacation is bitter sweet. On one hand, it’s great to be home after hours of travel and days of being out of your normal rhythm. But on the other hand, it’s back to reality and work. Alllll of the things you were trying to vacate from in the first […]

May 3, 2019

Getting Back to Reality After Vacation

Booking a couples trip can require a lot of time and planning. Getting together, and deciding on what you all want can be hard, especially while trying to coordinate everyone’s schedules. To help, i’ve put together four things you can do to make your planning process breeze. Schedule Planning Nights Schedule a few nights with […]

March 12, 2019

How to Plan a Couples Trip

Door County is known for being a perfect spot for a getaway with your significant other, family, or even a fun girls trip! During the summer months, it’s filled with locals and tourist taking in the beautiful views, and enjoying everything the peninsula has to offer. Recently, Brian and I decided to head up for a […]

February 20, 2019

Winter Door County Travel Guide

Brian and I have a quick trip to Door County planned this weekend for some much needed r&r, and am so excited I’ve already started packing! Most people like warm weather getaways this time of year. But since they can get rather pricey, we decided to head north for a romantic weekend in the quite […]

February 5, 2019

Packing For a Winter Getaway

I feel like I haven’t talked about travel in a while on the blog, so I wanted to share a fun trip that Brian and I decided to take on a whim! Just about a year ago, we drove down to St. Louis for a little adventure when I was in-between jobs. We wanted to […]

January 17, 2019

48 Hours in St. Louis

Well everybody, 2018 has been quite a year! I honestly don’t know where the time went, and I can’t believe how much happened in these last 12 months. This past year, I really wanted to write more and connect with more readers, so I tried to commit myself to write one blog post each week […]

December 27, 2018

A Year In Review

With the holiday season in full swing, everything can seem a bit hectic. The days seem shorter, and prepping for family gatherings can be a bit daunting. My husband, Brian, and I both have large blended families, and Christmas is the one holiday a year where we try to see everyone. This typically involves us […]

November 20, 2018

Holiday Travel Prep

The holidays are officially upon us, so I thought I would put together by first ever Holiday Gift Guide! I will be posting some other guides (his and her’s) before Black Friday, but I wanted to start with gifts for the traveler in your life. These are all perfect for someone who loves to be […]

November 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For The Traveler

This past weekend, Brian and I went to San Antonio for a family wedding. It was a quick trip, but we managed to see a lot of sites! The city in October was beautiful and warm. It was about 80 degrees the whole time we were there, so it was perfect for exploring and walking […]

November 1, 2018

A Fall Weekend in San Antonio

With the weather getting colder, and cold/ flu season upon us, I thought I would take some time to write about wellness while traveling! Traveling can be an amazing experience, but it can also bring on some unwanted symptoms… Jet lag, dry skin and even sickness from germy airports and planes (ick). That’s why I’ve […]

October 23, 2018

Staying Well While Traveling

Bay View is a vibrant Milwaukee neighborhood just south of downtown, and a place we’ve called home for the last three years. If you live in the area, or are just here for a visit, Bay View is a great place to explore to get a taste of local Milwaukee flavor. Restaurants There are a […]

October 17, 2018

Exploring Bay View

Living in Milwaukee, you will notice that there are quite a few mansions on the lakefront. For years, I have drove past them wanting to wander through their gardens and see the history inside each home. Unfortunately, most of them are private residences, but there are a few museums that you can visit! Villa Terrace, […]

September 5, 2018

Mediterranean Milwaukee

When researching Iceland, Brian and I quickly discovered that the best way to experience Iceland was by driving your own car. There are plenty of people that use Reykjavik as their home-base and venture out by tour bus, but if you want to go at your own pace and be able to see everything, I […]

August 14, 2018

Travel Tips: Driving in Iceland

After sharing our Icelandic honeymoon itinerary, I wanted to share some cold weather honeymoon essentials. If you’re planning on going somewhere a little cooler to snuggle up with your new hubby, this list is the perfect way to prepare for your trip. I am so excited to share this post with you, because I am […]

July 31, 2018

My Iceland Honeymoon Packing List