Travel in Style: Beach Vacation Packing Inspiration

beach packing

Vacations are a time to kick back and let your daily worries fade away with each passing minute. Aside from the standard spa day and beachside lounging, I find as much relaxation in the items I pack. Gone are the daily uniform of black, white, and grey. Instead I find myself reaching for fun patterns, bright colors, and anything that brings a smile to my face. While a few staples like a straw brimmed hat and a book to lose myself in are perennial vacation accoutrements, I love to add in something unexpected to brighten up my day and my photos! Cue the panda faced purse.

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Travel in Style: Australia and its Designers

Travel in Style- Australia and its Designers

With most of the United States set at a firm two-week vacation policy, it’s hard to find time to hit all of the countries on that bucket list; especially while fitting in holiday trips home, an occasional sick day, and those weddings and bachelorette parties that really add up. So while you might not be able to visit your dream country, sometimes it’s fun to bring a bit of that country to your home. Continue reading

Icons of Florence, Italy: Feeding the Stomach and Soul

Icons of Italy

Each city, country, street, or neighborhood has its own identifying markers that make that place special in its own way. One city can stand out for its culinary scene to some, while others may remember it for the sweeping views and gorgeous colors.

Florence, Italy will always hold a special place in my heart (and stomach). I had the privilege of calling this city home for five months, living on Via Ricasoli, the same street that plays host to the David. For me, Florence represents a feast for the eyes, the soul, and the body. Postcard views, priceless art around every corner, and an endless buffet of italian culinary delights kept my proverbial jaw open for five whole months. I can still taste La Giostra’s pear and pecorino tortellini, can hear the birds softly chirping in the peaceful Boboli Gardens, and can see the majestic duomo rising overhead, backlit by a stormy sky.

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Icons of France: Embracing the Five Senses

Colors of France

Each city, country, street, or neighborhood has its own identifying markers that make that place special in its own way. One city can stand out for its culinary scene to some, while others may remember it for the sweeping views and gorgeous colors.

France was the first country that I took interest in at a young age, and is responsible for kickstarting my love of travel. Back then I loved its history of monarchs, its chic fashion and iconic foods. Today, I look at France with different eyes, seeking out the senses each city embraces. From the blindingly bright purple haze of the lavender fields in Provence, and the graphic lines of the iconic Eiffel Tower, to the various notes of spice, florals, and earth in a sip of Bordeaux, each city and region of this country speaks to me in a different and beautiful way.

I’d love to know, what characteristics about France stand out to you?

Happy 100 Posts!

This is officially the 100th post on An American Girl in Transit! Thank you to everyone who has followed along with my travels! I could not have continued without the love and support from this community.

So here’s to you, all of my readers, the biggest inspiration out there.