Day 2 of 7: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro; Its my Birthday!! Sep 21 '17 - Day 2 This day was a VERY special day! I woke up one year older! On 8/11/2017 I turned 29! Which means I have 365 days left in my twenties! I have big plans but more on that later!   Mangu, our waiter woke us up 7am on the dot! I washed up inside our tent and shaved my legs ... Read More
Day 1: Drop off and Hike to Shira 2 Camp Sep 11 '17 - A quick recap from the night before. Ron and I arrived at Kilimanjaro airport at 8pm. It took two hours to go through customs, so be prepared to wait! They take your photo, fingerprints from both hands, and use a whole page in your passport for a visa. It seemed extensive but made us feel even safer about exploring Tanzania. ... Read More
Top 11 Things you Must do While in The BVI + Full Itinerary Jul 31 '17 - One catamaran, one captain, one chef and Six friends sailing to several Islands over the course of a week! Sounds like a dream, right?! Well it WAS! I had no idea what to expect living on a boat for a whole week. This was a first for Ron and I and we loved it! I knew we were going to ... Read More
The Famous Soggy Dollar Jul 29 '17 - DAY 6 After hiking the uninhibited  hermit crab infested trail on Sandy Cay Island, we made our way to Jost Van Dyke to hangout at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar.  This is where the famous Pain Killer drink originated from the 70’s. It is now a staple drink in all the Caribbean! I have to say out of all the beaches ... Read More
Day 8: Cooper Island in the BVI Jul 29 '17 - Day 8 Waking up covered in Pringles from one of the biggest party nights of my life on WIlly T’s floating ship means I had a good night, right?! I will admit, my tiny self was still drunk. We got up early to snorkel one more area before we headed to Cooper Island! I could barley function but I thought ... Read More
A Night at Hidden Lake Jul 29 '17 - This past weekend was the perfect kind of weekend to kick off summer a bit early! Nine friends and three boats went on a little camping adventure only 30 minutes from home! Since the water levels are abnormally high this time of year we were able to get our boats back in Hidden Lake. It’s a hidden channel in Canadian ... Read More
My experience in detail completing my first ever Olympic Triathlon and everything you should know! Jun 27 '17 - My experience in detail completing my first ever Olympic Triathlon and everything you should know! 3am, I lay wide awake, stomach growling and mind racing. I decide to get up, slam a protein drink and eat a granola bar. The article I read the day before said I should get up around 2am to eat anyhow to store fuel before ... Read More
Our Wedding Day #ronandsamsayido Jun 14 '17 - I’ve heard many times over that your wedding day is one of the greatest days of your life and now that I am married, I am here to tell you that it is so incredibly true! May 30th, 2015 was by far the greatest day of my life thus far (sounds cliché but it’s true). Not only did I get ... Read More
The Ultimate Girls Getaway; Top 10 Things to See, stay, eat & Do on a budget Jun 10 '17 - My girlfriend Kate turned 25! SO, we planned “The Ultimate All Girls Getaway Trip to Miami!” We spent five nights and four days exploring the BEST of Miami! With doing lots of research and exploring I came up with the top 10 things YOU CAN NOT MISS while in Miami. I broke down below exactly where we stayed, what we ... Read More
Exploring the Most Magical Place Minutes from Miami; The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Jun 8 '17 - Could you imagine what your summer home would look like if you employed 10% of Miami’s population to build it?! It would be incredible right! James Derring, a retired Vice President of International Harvester did just that on a whopping 130 acres from 1914 to 1922. He named it, Vizcaya. Today it stands as an internationally renowned accredited museum and ... Read More
A Night at Hidden Lake Jun 5 '17 - This past weekend was the perfect kind of weekend to kick off summer a bit early! Nine friends and three boats went on a little camping adventure only 30 minutes from home! Since the water levels are abnormally high this time of year we were able to get our boats back in Hidden Lake. It’s a hidden channel in Canadian ... Read More
45 Most Epic Wynwood District Photos + All the Details May 28 '17 - If you have an Instagram you most likely have seen this colorful wall before, am I right?!My recent girls trip to Miami consists of planning places to take lots of photos!  When I found out this Instagram famous wall was near, we had to go! It’s not often that I get to go somewhere with just girls that love to dress up, ... Read More
Watsons First Flight Experience May 25 '17 - We’ve traveled hundreds of thousands of miles together. We’ve driven coast to coast and all over the US several times in a car but on April 21st, 2017 that all changed! Watson took his first flight! It wasn’t just any flight. It was a private flight where he could pick and choose where he wanted to rest his paws. There ... Read More
Exploring 5 Million Tulips in Holland Michigan May 12 '17 - Could you imagine frolicking amongst FIVE MILLION tulips? Neither could I, until I did! After leaving Windmill Gardens we made our way to Veldheers Tulip farm. We paid a small fee of $10 to enter, which was so worth it.  Once we arrived my friends and I couldn’t help but run around, oohing and ahhing over every little tulip! I ... Read More
Windmill Island Gardens During Tulip Festival May 12 '17 - My girlfriends and I took a day trip to the tulip festival in Holland Michigan. Our first stop was to visit Windmill Island Gardens to see the ONLY 251-year-old Dutch working windmill in the US. The windmill was shipped all the way from the Netherlands! The City of Holland bought it in 1964, reconstructed it, opened the park in 1965 ... Read More
2017 Super Bloom in Joshua Tree National Park May 1 '17 - Did you know Southern California is experiencing what’s called a, “Super Bloom”?! Something they haven’t seen in over a decade if ever. A park ranger stated, “this year’s conditions were perfect for such a phenomenon: long steady rain throughout the winter and the heat never got too hot. “ There are flowers in places where you usually don’t see them. ... Read More
Hiking Sandy Cay, The Uninhibited Island Apr 22 '17 - DAY 6 We woke up and had a lovely breakfast in the bay of, Little Jost Van Dyke then made our way to another uninhibited island named, Sandy Cay. The island is a whopping 13.5 acres. Thanks to the IRF, they maintain a short hiking trail around the whole island. It consists of incredibly soft white sand, some rocky terrain, lush green forest ... Read More
Sandy Spit & The Hidden Little Jost Van Dyke In a Day Apr 7 '17 - DAY 5 We all slept in late thanks to the epic night before on Anegada. We had a later breakfast which made for a perfect slow moving morning. We anchored at Sandy Cay, waited for the 15-minute storm to pass by, jumped in and snorkeled to the tiny island.The snorkeling is decent especially on the other side of this island. ... Read More
The Baths & Virgin Gorda in a Day Apr 6 '17 - Day 3 Our first full day on, “The Sailing Swan” was a treat! It was a long day but we got to see and do so much! We woke up in the bay of Peter Island and snorkeled with a sea turtle while our incredible breakfast was being made by our lovely chef, Annika. I love his tie-dye shell! Our ... Read More
Getting to Tortola & Boarding our Festiva Sailing Vacation Apr 6 '17 - DAY 1 The first day of one of the most epic trips I have ever been on! We woke up at 3:30am on the dot. Travel is the only thing that will EVER get me out of bed that early! We had a quick flight to Boston then about a five-hour flight to St. Thomas. We arrived around noon. We then ... Read More

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Hi! I am Samantha, a Michigan girl, who has a lust for travel and exploration but I also have my roots at home. I am a bit obsessed with photography, fitness,health, and chocolate! I hope to inspire you to feed your wander lust and live a life you love!

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