16 Travel Quotes for 2016

The Girl With The Hippo Tattoo

I’m a sucker for quotes.  Just check my phone’s photo stream on iCloud. I have screenshot upon screenshot. I let them hit me. I let them sit, weighing on my heart. When I have a thought in my mind that won’t take the form of words, a quote that perfectly explains it will leak into my heart until it breaks me with its simplicity.

Without further ado, here are some travel quotes that have left me ready. Ready for travel. Ready for experiences. Ready for life.

“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station”
Lisa st. Aubin de Terán

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”
Caskie Stinnett

“If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.”

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Hot Springs, AR 

That Letter C

So I’ve been back for about 3 days now but it’s been a crazy week. Before I get into it, do not listen to the people that tell you to wait till the timing is right. It’s never going to be right so go do what you want to do. NOW!

It was five days before 60 or so people would be at my house celebrating my high school graduation and in the midst of me saving for college and to replace my recently deceased car – RIP P Ditty – but I took the four days off anyways. My sister Kate and I went to visit and old friend in an even older town. So that’s how I ended up in Arkansas on a Tuesday morning at 8 am. We had 13 dollars and 17 cents as a budget and a killer road trip playlist. Nothing was getting us…

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Ancenis, France

Breezing Through

We drove from Paris to Nantes, which takes about 4 hours. We arrived at 3:30 am on Thursday Janauary 28. We had some time to sleep in because our meeting was at 2 pm. The meeting went until 5:15 pm. We got back in the car and headed back to Paris.

Since we slept in so late, we didn’t eat breakfast or lunch. We only had time to find and eat Peanut M&Ms and water before our meeting. So we were hungry after the meeting. We drove back to Paris through the Loire Valley which is famous for its chateaus. We decided since we had some day light left, we would stop at the first sign we saw that looked cool. We saw the signs for Ancenis and decided it would do. We were right!

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It took an hour of walking around to find a place to eat. Most were closed…

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Absolutely amazing photos, as usual!

Breezing Through


We arrived in Vienna at 9:10 on Friday January 29. Our Black Lane driver picked us up at the airport and took us the Renaissance Imperial Riding School Hotel. This was my first time in Vienna in a long time. My dad was so excited to show me around. My dad was born in Vienna. His dad was a US diplomat and that is where they were living at the time. My dad goes back to Vienna at least once a year.

We spent the majority of the day exploring the city. We had a meeting at 2 pm at the Vienna International Center. After that we went back out into the city to find dinner. We found out that a good chunk of the 1st district was closing that night due to a demonstration that was happening, protesting a ball held in the Hofburg palace. Apparently last year…

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Nacht Makt

Breezing Through


On Saturday January 30, we got up early to explore a little more before our flight home. We went into the Imperial Hotel, which was incredible!

After the hotel, we headed to the Nacht Makt. Only about 2/3 of it were open, probably because it was early and wintertime. I loved all of the fruit and amazing things to buy!

We headed back to hotel where our Black Lane driver picked us up and took us to the airport. We made our flights home and arrived back in DC around 8:30 pm. I’m exhausted just thinking about all of the travel! This trip was incredible though and we got a ton of work done and saw a lot of cool things in a really short period of time.

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Thanks for reading! Next week, I’ll be talking about how I packed all of my stuff in a International Carry-on bag, my…

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The Black Fedora Club

If you’re planning on attending an event that’s a little more than out of the ordinary, look no further than The Black Fedora, Charleston’s premier “Comedy Mystery Theatre”. You may hear about your buddies’ grand times at their dinner theatres and parties, but nothing comes close to the unique experience TBF provides its audience.

They claim to be the city’s go-to for anyone who appreciates the suspense of a mystery or a good laugh. And if you like both? All the more reason to get out there and enjoy what the venue brings to the table.

On most evenings, the theatre will run five interactive shows:

Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery— The longest running show in South Carolina, this show is perfect for adults taking advantage of a break from their parenting duties.

Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery— This show is made for the history buff (especially of the Charleston Persuasion) or die-hards of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Join the famed detective on a mission to solve a seemingly impossible murder.

Captain Blackbeard’s Sing-Off Smack Down— Those who appreciate surreal and far-out humor in the vein of Monty Python can really get down with this raucous, karaoke-fueled musical romp.

Heist, Heist Baby— A fast talking, campy adventure that takes audience interaction to a whole new level.

Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club— Set in a post-bellum South, this story revolves around an exclusive ladies-only social club that is for the first time opening it’s doors to both men and Yanks.

The Kriss Kross— This holiday-themed theatrical jaunt recruits the audience to help solve a special holiday mystery.


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Volvo Cars Open

If you’re a sports fan, you may want to check out the Volvo Car Open, which has the distinction of being the world’s largest women’s only tournament. Held this year from April 2-10, spectators will be treated to spectacular play by some of the world’s finest talent’s.

About the Open

The Volvo has its roots all the way back in 1973, and has always prided itself on creating a competitive atmosphere for women’s sports. In fact, it has been at the forefront of the popularization of women’s tennis.

The first edition of the Open was held in Hilton Head, at a time when women were beginning to demand the same recognition of men sports. Few companies were willing to sponsor women’s sports at the time, marking the beginning of an uphill battle for the respect that they deserved. But then, women’s Tennis was blessed with the sponsorship of Family Circle Magazine. From the beginning, the Open was a tournament of firsts:
1st women’s tennis tournament with a $100,000 purse
The first champion, Rosie Casals got a check for $30,000, which was the largest prize ever women by a female athlete in the whole year.
1st women’s sporting event to be broadcast live on T.V.

In 2001, the Family Circle Open moved from Hilton Head to Charleston. Over a decade later, Family Circle partnered with Volvo, and the tournament took on the ame of the car company as its brand.

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