Hello, I'm Lydia!
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Dallas, TX for a full time job after graduating college. After years of short weekend trips and maximizing my PTO, I finally was able to make the transition into remote work and begin traveling full time! Currently, I am traveling around the United States and staying in short term rentals. I am a cat parent and I would never leave him behind - so my cat travels along with my fiancé and I. Some of our top travel goals are to visit and hike in all 50 states and visit all of the US National Parks.
This blog is a passion project of mine - I love traveling, but I am also obsessed with the travel planning process that comes along with it. I am a list-maker who has 1000+ destinations pinned on Google Maps, so I’m always ready with a variety of options no matter where I am. I have a drive to experience the world and gain new perspectives along the way. So far, I have visited 20 countries, 35 states, and lived in 4 different cities in 2 different countries.
While now I travel full time, I spent years traveling to new places over weekends and holidays while working a full-time job. It is possible to incorporate more travel into your life when you make it a priority and plan accordingly. I’ve learned that with the right itinerary, you can squeeze quite a bit into a weekend trip.
Some Things to Know about my Travel Style
- I am a vegetarian so every restaurant I recommend will be vegetarian friendly. I love to try the local cuisine, even when substitutions must be made for meat items.
- I love natural destinations where I can hike, camp, canoe or kayak and snorkel. Visiting National Parks is always a treat and are often the reason I visit a destination in the first place.
- I love urban destinations, too! I am specifically drawn to art museums, breweries or wineries, and city parks. For me, active vacations are the best vacations. When time is short, I love to get up early and maximize my experience in a new place.
- I love flight deals and credit card points. Destinations can choose themselves when you go looking for great deals.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you need help planning your next trip!