ALL THE LOVE FOR TRAVEL
I grew up flying back and forth across the Pacific, global travel was engrained in my heart at just 6 months old. And, that love for travel has never really slowed down! I love experiencing new places and exploring the grandness this world has to offer! Whether it’s learning the public transit in a busy city, driving along far away coastlines, or hiking out to some of the most epic views! It could be across the world or a three hour drive away - I’m your gal! I understand what it takes to travel well, to truly live into the beauty of each moment, and to have a blast while doing it!
Here are just a few places I’ve had the joy of traveling to with so many wonderful people!
I might be based in the Portland, OR area, but you say the word and I’ll start the packing!
SOME TRAVEL FAVORITES…
psssst. scroll down for my bucket list!
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS // AUSTRALIA
Whether you’re as daring as these two or not, Australia’s Blue Mountain National Park has some of the most INCREDIBLE views I’ve seen! There’s something breathtaking about saying your vows overlooking a valley while the storms roll in and out in the far distance!
BEST TIME TO VISIT: December-February
COASTLINE RUINS // NORTHERN IRELAND
The Northern Ireland coastline captured my heart right away! Rolling hills, jagged cliffs, the Giant’s Causeway, and gorgeous old ruins - it has it all for both the epic and romantic moments.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: April - June + September
GLACIER POINT ELOPEMENT // YOSEMITE
Oh, Yosemite! Forever one of my favorite places! There’s just so much to see and so many options to explore! I love starting sunrise at Glacier Point (just like these two did) and ending with the sun touching down behind the valley at Taft Point! And, of course, spending the day wandering around the valley!
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May + September
BIG SUR ELOPEMENT // CALIFORNIA
The California Coastline is as gold as they say as the sun sets! I could spend every day at these beautiful cliff tops along the coast and never get tired of it! We scrambled up and down the tiny trails to enjoy the views up top AND to run around on the beach!
BEST TIME TO VISIT: September - November
GLACIER LAGOON // ICELAND
Iceland was one of the most EPIC places I traveled in 2018! There was no boring part (we pulled the car over a lot for photo stops)! Whether you want icebergs, black sand beaches, snowy-peaked mountains, or hidden hot springs - it has it ALL!
BEST TIME TO VISIT: June - August (sunset at MIDNIGHT)
LAGOON FAMILY SESSION // PHUKET THAILAND
I’ve spent a lot of time in Thailand, and it really has a sense of “home” for me. The culture is beautiful and so fun to experience - and don’t even get me started on the food!! But, Phuket especially has some magic to offer you in it’s landscapes and surrounding islands! All we have to do is hop on a ferry over to Phi Phi and WOW WOW WOW… water like you’ve never seen before!
BEST TIME TO VISIT: November - April
DOWNTOWN BELFAST // NORTHERN IRELAND
Downtown Belfast has some gorgeous old architecture! We spent a couple hours wandering the little roadways and exploring quaint urban atmosphere! I love all the city vibes this Northern Ireland town has to offer! And, it’s just an hour or so away from the coast!
BEST TIME TO VISIT: June - September
ROOFTOP EXPLORATIONS // CHENGDU, CHINA
This photo and this space is incredibly special to me. It’s my husband and I (thanks to self-timer on the camera) on a rooftop we always used to go to in high school and talk about our dreams for the future. Chengdu is where we met and lived for a majority of our childhood. So, if you ever want to go explore China, then I can definitely show you the truest spaces and guide you through an incredible experience. It’s truly one of a kind.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: March - June + September - November