When you travel and immerse yourself in other cultures, you realize that there is no set way of doing things.

In today’s world, it’s easy to compare your own life to other people’s lives. It’s easy to get caught up in questioning whether you’re doing the right thing at the right time. But traveling sets you free of all that. Interacting with people who have a different approach to life than you is powerful and teaches you about life in ways a textbook can’t. When you step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to embrace a different way of living, that’s when you really grow. And it’s why I love to travel.

Hi, I’m Paige.

I’m a 25-year-old super-fan of Rick Steves who loves taking pictures of my dinner plate almost as much as I enjoy eating it.

Nowadays, our newsfeeds are bombarded by photos that are heavily edited– especially when it comes to travel inspiration. If you follow any travel-related tags on Instagram, you know what I’m talking about. That picture of the Eiffel Tower with an enhanced, impossibly colorful sunset behind it, a girl with her back to the camera holding just the right pose and with literally zero people in the background. Those photos are just not realistic. In what world would the Eiffel Tower not be packed full of tourists year-round!? And who wants to spend hours getting the perfect photo when you only have a week off of work to explore a new city!?

I created my blog to highlight the natural beauty of different places throughout this incredible world and show others all that you can see and do to make the most out of your vacation. I want to encourage you to travel, but I also want expectations to match the reality. On my site, you’ll find nothing but honest, authentic travel experiences, advice, and inspiration to help you plan your next trip!

Currently in: Washington D.C.

All photos are my own and taken with my iPhone 8+.