What It’s Really Like to Hike the Inca Trail: What We Regret, What We Packed, & Why You Have To Do It

What It’s Really Like to Hike the Inca Trail: What We Regret, What We Packed, & Why You Have To Do It

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After I came back from my trip to Peru, I’ve been asked probably 100 times, “how was the Inca Trail?” I think most people probably expected me to say something along the lines of “it was the worst part of the trip” or “it was really hard”. After recovering from the hike, I am SUPER stoked to be able to answer that question along with “what did you pack?” and “what would you do differently?” since there seems to be a lack of REAL answers to these…at least from relatable sources. Now you can have the unadulterated truth about the Inca Trail not only from Lydiva herself, but from the other Peruvian Princesses. (PS – Keep scrollin’ for the best pics!)

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Carmel-by-the-Sea: California’s Seaside Dream

Carmel-by-the-Sea: California’s Seaside Dream

You’ve probably never even heard of it, but a couple months ago I ventured to a little seaside town in California called Carmel-by-the-Sea. It was actually recommended by my mother (yep, the one who HATES traveling) as a peaceful place to get some R&R. So my friend/co-worker/fellow world traveler decided to take a short adventure to Carmel before making our way to Napa later on that week.

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Vancouver & Victoria, BC Travel Guide

Vancouver & Victoria, BC Travel Guide

OH CANADA!!!

Sorry, that was an obnoxious greeting to start this post. 🙂 Hello friends! I’m currently writing from a perfect sunny and 75 degree day in Kirkland, a little suburb outside of Seattle. [Oops, posting this one a little late.] It’s seriously freakin’ beautiful here (pictures to come). This is my little stopover in between my trips to Canada and California. So, I figured no better time to write about Canada (specifically British Columbia) than when it’s fresh on the brain.

I will be honest, I thought Van was pretty “eh” as a city goes, but Victoria was absolutely beauuuuutiful. That being said, there will probably be less recommendations here than you find in my typical travel guides because I will never recommend something if I didn’t even enjoy it myself. 🙂 Read on for the best parts of my trip to BC below!

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Texas Travel Guide: Fredricksburg

Texas Travel Guide: Fredricksburg

Apparently wine is on my travel agendas as of late (or maybe just on my life agenda…). Anyways, my besties and I decided to do a weekend in Fredricksburg last month, which as you know is practically the Napa Valley of Texas (LOL – I’m kidding, y’all). I was pleasantly surprised by this small town because we had some pretty good wine and came out of the trip with some great stories (like that time we saw a parade float that said, “Make America Texas Again”). #TexasForever, people.

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Where to Eat & Drink in Dallas

Where to Eat & Drink in Dallas

Many have asked and not many have received…until now. Most people know I am a total foodie (shout out to the fam for raising me that way) and while this list is ever evolving, I wanted to share my favorite fifteen places that I get my grub when I’m home. I’m breaking this bad boy down by category since the food scene in Texas is insane. So here it is: my top three places to get coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour in Dallas.

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Napa Valley

Napa Valley

With harvest season around the corner (that happens in late September or early October for you future wine-o’s), I wanted to share a little Napa Valley travel guide with y’all! Last year I decided to go on a last minute trip to wine country with a few friends for a long weekend and it was one of the best decisions I made in 2016. (Seriously, I’m not even being dramatic!) The food, the wine, the views – everything about this place is perfect. Pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s get this party started!

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