Favorite Items of 2020

As what may be the strangest and longest year of everyone’s life draws to a conclusion, what better way to end it than with a few of my favorite purchases? The *add to cart* therapy was REAL this year, but with it came a few things that made those package delivery days a bit brighter.…

Top Picks for a Hands Free Bag

Hello! Bonjour! Ciao! Hola! I’m baaaaaaaaaaack! I cannot believe how much time has passed since I put fingers to keyboard to write a post! So much has happened – a holiday season, numerous vacations, a twice postponed backyard wedding (which I promise to share photos from!) and, of course, COVID-19. Obviously, the travel world has…

Orlando Itinerary: October 2019

Yes, you heard it here first! I’m headed to the parks this October and I could not be more excited. With two of my besties in tow, we’re going on the ultimate girls trip to Orlando – three days in Disney and three in Universal! If you’ve tried to book a trip to Orlando this…

Norwegian Cruise Line Recap

Now that a more than a month has come and gone in the blink of an eye since my time sailing to Bermuda, I think it’s high time that I fill you all in on one of my favorite vacations ever! Seriously, I’m still thinking about this cruise every single day and it happened at…

The Guide – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

This year marks Epcot’s 24th International Food & Wine Festival, which is a beloved Disney favorite. With more than 30 marketplaces unique to different countries and cultures offering up delicious treats, beer, and wine, there will definitely be something for everyone you’re traveling with. Food & Wine Festival kicks off on August 29 and runs…

Long Weekend: Orange County, CA

It’s been awhile since I dropped a long weekend guide, but I’m super excited to share this one! Back in April, I took a whirlwind trip to Southern California where we started in Venice, popped over to Temecula for a wedding (shoutout Shivi & Chris – it was GORGEOUS!), and ended back in Beverly Hills.…

Tips for Your First Disney Trip

YAY! You’re headed to Walt Disney World! Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what makes a Disney vacation magical, and I’m so excited to share my top ten tips with you so that you can enjoy your time with Mickey and Minnie without worrying about what you should have done to prepare yourself…

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

One of the prettiest and most relaxing of all Walt Disney World resorts, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort takes the cake for me in terms of favorites of the deluxe variety. For a girl that loves palms, colorful flowers, and the smell of suntan lotion, this place is a dream. Let’s dive in. Location Located along…

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is officially open in Disneyland! If you’re holding out for Walt Disney World’s version of this land, plan to hit the parks this fall as it officially opens on August 29. With so much information out there about Batuu, I’m putting it all into an easy-to-understand roundup so that you’re prepared…

The Airline Points I Missed Out On

If you’ve read my recent post on planning a multi-destination European vacation, you know that I like to do my research to get the best deals at the most convenient times and dates. On the same topic of making the most of travel, did you know that you can earn points for many of these…

FriYAY Reading

Happy FriYAY and happy weekend! Bryan and I are headed to Newport, RI for the weekend for some birthday celebrations and a just a littttttle bit of snow! I haven’t been to Newport in years and I’m so excited to explore this little New England gem and eat some really great food with some awesome…

Disney Park Outfits: Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival kicks off next Wednesday and runs this year until June 3. With all of the gorgeous topiary displays, delicious food, and exclusive merchandise, this is one of my favorite Epcot festivals throughout the year and I can’t wait to see what Imagineers have up their sleeves! You all loved…

How to Plan a Multi-Destination European Adventure

I’m so excited to chat about one of my favorite topics today – Europe! This area of the world is a goldmine of lovely vacation destinations, a delicious mix of the most savory cuisines, and some of the most beautiful cultures and languages in the world. My list of places to visit in Europe is…

FriYAY Reading

Happy FriYAY! After a quick four day week, we’ve officially made it to the weekend and let me tell you, I am here for it! This is the first weekend in months that I’ve had absolutely nothing on the agenda except for a few movies to binge before the Oscars on Sunday. Without further ado,…

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I’m Samantha, the twentysomething travel planner, blogger, and designer behind the curated adventure. On any given day, you can probably find me with a dozen tabs open, writing a blog post about my latest travel idea, and enjoying an afternoon cup of tea. I love spending time exploring new places, trying new snacks in Disney, and the weekly Target run.

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