The Blonde is Back: My Decision to Move to NYC

If you were to ask me a year ago if I believed in fate, I probably would’ve said no. Yet, here I am declaring the ultimate cliché: I officially believe in fate. You may have noticed that I took a hiatus from blogging. I really didn’t intend to take this long of a break from posting, but a lot has changed in the past six months. If you didn’t already know, I moved to New York City! I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to go through with a post explaining how I came to this decision (already cringing a little), but there are going to be some big changes over here on BWT and I really feel like I’d be cheating myself if I didn’t put it all out there. So back around the time I last posted, I was planning on moving to St. Petersburg to live with… View Post

What Not to Miss When Glamping in Marfa: Guest Post

This post was written by Molly O’Conner of the blog Molly on the Move! I’m a huge fan of her instagram, @_hot_tamolly_. If you love bright, colorful photos, you need to check her out! Anyway, I was super intrigued when I saw her posts about glamping in Marfa as I’d never heard of this Texas getaway spot before. Needless to say, I’m now dying to visit! Here are Molly’s top recommendations: When driving eight hours to an off-the-grid city in the middle of the Texas desert, remember to keep in mind that small towns don’t keep the same hours as any other city would. After a road trip with a stop at the Monahans Sandhills, my friend and I entered into the welcoming city of Marfa, Texas to discover that many places would not be open during our limited stay there. Luckily, we were able to snag a table at… View Post

How to Pack the Perfect Carry-On Bag

Every seasoned traveler knows a well packed carry-on bag can mean the difference between a comfortable or miserable flight. Luckily for you, I’ve done the leg work! No matter how short or long your flight is, here’s everything you need to ensure a seamless travel experience. Bag: My go-to carry on bag is the Lo & Sons OG Bag, AKA the most incredible carry-on bag in the world. I’m not exaggerating when I say this bag has a place for everything. There are so many little compartments for your laptop, tablet, pens, chapsticks, keys… Heck, there’s even a hidden compartment for an extra pair of shoes! My favorite feature is the slit in the back, which allows you to slide the bag onto your carry-on luggage handle. No more achey shoulders! If you don’t need the extra compartments or if you want something more versatile that you can use on… View Post

My Favorite Fall Getaway Spots

Fall is in the air! Well, for some of us at least. The one downside about living in Florida is that there isn’t really a change in the weather until November or sometimes even December. I don’t know about you, but as soon as fall hits, all I want to do is throw on a cozy sweater, trendy hat and booties, and sip on a warm chai latte while strolling through a scenic park. But in Clearwater, that’s just not going to happen right now. No matter where you live– even if it’s somewhere with a true autumn climate– taking a little time off for a fall getaway a must! Luckily for you, these destinations are perfect for both short and long trips, and will be sure to cure your travel bug (at least for a little!). Here are some of my favorite places to escape to during the season…… View Post

My Top Must-Dos in Barcelona

Barca, barca, barca. After two visits to this captivating city, it’s abundantly clear to me that this classic destination is in a league of it’s own. My first trip to Barcelona was a weekend stint during my semester abroad in Florence back in 2013. This summer, I had the chance to revisit what is better known to locals as the capital of Catalonia. Of course, I revisited the classics like Barceloneta beach and the famous La Rambla, but I also got the chance to see some sights I missed out on previously. If you’re traveling to this vibrant region of Spain for the first time, you can’t go wrong with hitting up these spots. 1. Check out the street art As soon as you step onto the streets of Barcelona, you can’t help but notice it’s bold personality– particularly, the quirky street art. From this funky lobster statue near La… View Post

The Girl’s Guide to Oktoberfest

So you’ve decided to go to Oktoberfest. Well, you can rest assured that you’re going to have a once in a lifetime experience. But what do you need to know before you go? From dirndls, to beer, to those ridiculous gingerbread hearts; I’ve got you covered! What to expect Believe it or not, Oktoberfest is a family friendly event– particularly during the day. There are countless carnival rides in addition to the famous beer tents, and hundreds of food options. There are 14 massive tents to choose from, each more epic than the last. It’s completely normal to only visit one or two tents per day depending on hour long you stay. If you get a good spot and are enjoying the environment, there’s really no reason to leave for another! Most tents have brass bands who play a mixture of Bavarian tunes and pop culture classics like Don’t Stop… View Post