2019 Round Up & 2020 Outlook

2019 Round Up & 2020 Outlook

Well hello there! Welcome back to my blog! I’ve been struggling to find the motivation with this blog this year for several reasons but figured what better way to jump back into it than by doing one big 2019 round up of my year. From here, I’d like to get back on a biweekly schedule of posts and get more in depth with some of the adventures I went on this year. Without further ado..

Winding the Coastal Scenic Byway of Massachusetts

Winding the Coastal Scenic Byway of Massachusetts

The North Shore area of Massachusetts is a gem in this state, characterized by rocky beaches and harbors, quaint fishing towns, history, and fantastic seafood. I was lucky enough to attend college at Endicott College in Beverly, Ma, located right on the ocean in the North Shore. What I didn’t do while I was there was explore much of the surrounding area. I’m now 6 years out of college and I finally made the trip out to drive the Essex…

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Off the Beaten Path at Cotton Tree Lodge

Off the Beaten Path at Cotton Tree Lodge

Disclaimer: Our stay at Cotton Tree Lodge was complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All photos, thoughts, and opinions are my own! Belize has been popping up on my radar more and more recently as a great place to travel. But the Belize that most people have experienced is the tropical Cayes off the coast of Northern Belize. Southern Belize in contrast is covered in jungles, Mayan ruins, and small villages with self sustaining farm lives. So when the…

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New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Foodie

New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Foodie

When you think of New Orleans, what comes to mind? Mardi Gras? Jazz? French Quarter? Voodoo? All of the above of course! Now, after being there and experience it first hand, the first word that comes to mind for me is food! New Orleans is teeming with different cultures, and each of those cultures brings their own traditional meals. There are some must-haves well known meals, and plenty of new places with new culinary ventures. We tried to get a…

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The Airbnb Spectrum – NOLA Edition

The Airbnb Spectrum – NOLA Edition

I would just like to disclaimer this by saying I’ve been so lucky to have great experiences with all the places I’ve stayed on Airbnb. Some you get what you paid for, others go above and beyond, and the two Airbnbs we chose in New Orleans proved just that. Cheap is not always the best route… Traveling with a large group of girls is not always easy to coordinate or find accommodations large enough. However when we stumbled upon this…

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Life Update!

Life Update!

Here we are, another unplanned hiatus and another quick life update post in order! Last you heard from me, I had just come back from our amazing trip to New Orleans with some great friends! Before this festive and exhausting trip, I had begun the process of searching for a new job. As you may know, I had been an Interior Design at Phase Zero Design for over 5 years. Although I do not take my time at PZD for…

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The Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras Survival Guide!

The Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras Survival Guide!

When planning a trip to New Orleans, it is standard that you will probably somehow at some point end up on Bourbon Street. We had specifically planned our trip to catch only the LAST day of the Mardi Gras season, and then having several days to explore New Orleans without the mayhem. I recommend this, but maybe come in one day earlier than we did to catch a couple more of the big parades!

Must-see Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

Must-see Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes

I had the opportunity to go to the Finger Lakes twice last year and both times I was pleasantly surprised by how scenic the entire area was. Between sprawling lake views, beautiful vineyards, and waterfalls, this region does not disappoint. I’ve compiled a list of can’t-miss scenic spots in The Finger Lakes to help plan your trip!

Airbnb Serendipity: Finger Lakes Region

Airbnb Serendipity: Finger Lakes Region

So travel isn’t all smooth sailing, relaxation and pretty Instagram photos, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan at all. Now the story I’m about to tell you isn’t quite an “Airbnb horror story” (though according to my mother it is)… it’s more of a story of everything happens for a reason. All Planned Out Right around this time last year, my friend Brianna and I decided to take a spontaneous winter trip somewhere. The Finger Lakes region in Upstate…

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Iceland Itinerary: The Uncommon Route

Iceland Itinerary: The Uncommon Route

Hey friends! I’m back! Life got weird, and I needed to take a step back from KristinInMotion for a moment. But a trip to Iceland and a media detox later, I’m rejuvenated, re-inspired, and ready to get back into it. First on the docket: Iceland Itinerary Guide! So when most people think of Iceland, they think of a trip around the Ring Road, also known as Route 1. However, it is recommended to have at least 10 days to really…

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