What I Wore for Visiting Edfu & Kom Ombo

Wondering what to wear when visiting Edfu & Kom Ombo in Egypt? This post will explain! Dress | Hat (Similar here & here) | Sandals | Scarf | Sunglasses | Watch This was my outfit for a day of exploring temples in Edfu and Kom Ombo. These particular photos were taken in Edfu, though. Both of these destinations required some walking (and there was a few hours of riding on our Nile River cruise in between them), and both destinations… Read more »

How to Spend 14 Days in Jordan & Egypt - The Ultimate Itinerary

Edfu and Kom Ombo are towns along the Nile River in Egypt that are home to 2 famous temples. Now, neither of these places are going to rank as high as say Cairo, Luxor or Aswan on peoples’ itineraries. However, does that mean they aren’t worth adding to your Egypt itinerary? In this post, I’ll explain what each location has to offer, and my opinion of whether or not they’re worth visiting. The Temple of Horus at Edfu Now, the… Read more »

Luxor Temple

Spending 2 days in Luxor, Egypt is just the right amount of time to see the highlights, in my opinion. This will include visiting both the East and West bank (you can actually do that all in one day if you fancy)! I’ll give a couple of different suggestions of how you can break this itinerary up to meet your schedule, and how we spent our 2 days in Luxor. How to Spend 2 Days in Luxor, Egypt – Itinerary… Read more »

Nile River Cruise Outfit Idea

Embarking on a Nile Cruise in Egypt and not sure what to wear? Here is one Nile River Cruise outfit idea! Dress | Sandals | Necklace | Sunglasses During our Egyptian adventure, we had booked 4 nights on a Nile Cruise out of Luxor that sailed to Aswan. I have never been on a cruise until this point. And that being said, I do understand this cruise is not what cruises are typically like. This was a small boat that… Read more »

King Ramses V tomb

If you’re starting to plan your trip to Egypt, (or just love Ancient Egyptian history) you’ve likely heard about the Valley of the Kings. This is where for nearly 500 years (from the 16th to 11th century BC) the tombs for the pharaohs and nobles were made. They are all located underground in this valley so they would be hidden from looters. (A pyramid is a pretty big target for a looter, and they knew that by this period.) And… Read more »

Floral Maxi Dress for the Valley of the Kings

It has taken me far too long to figure out to dress appropriately for the heat. Fortunately, by the time I traveled to Luxor, Egypt…I had FINALLY figured out the formula for dressing comfortably yet stylishly for a day of suffocating heat. The heat in Luxor is no joke. We were there during SPRING, and most days were already soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and without a cloud in the sky! (For this day we were specifically exploring the Valley… Read more »

Tips for Visiting Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt

Most people come to Luxor, Egypt to see the Valley of the Kings. However, Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple are absolute must-see places in Luxor as well! This post will break down our experience at both, and what you need to know before you go. Getting to Luxor from Cairo We had taken an 8 a.m. flight from Cairo to Luxor. Luxor is where our 4-day Nile Cruise was departing from. So, we checked into our boat, dropped our bags… Read more »

"The Mummy" Brendan Fraser/Rick O'Connell Inspired Outfit for Egypt

An outfit I wore in Luxor, Egypt inspired by Brendan Fraser’s character, Rick O’Connell, in the movie “The Mummy.” Shirt (Similar) | Pants (On sale!) | Scarf (Similar) | Watch | Sandals   Growing up, I was absolutely obsessed with the movie, “The Mummy.” (Let’s be real, it’s still one of my favorite movies.) I think I’ve watched it at least 10 thousand times. (I probably watched it even more than Star Wars.) While getting ready for my trip to… Read more »

What I Wore to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Wondering what to wear to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo? This post will explain! Dress c/o* | Flip Flops c/o* | Scarf | Earrings As I’m sure you can tell, these photos weren’t actually taken at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. I did, however, wear this outfit to the museum – I promise! The reason I didn’t have any photos of the outfit at the museum was because I was pretty lazy that day, and if you read my post… Read more »

Memphis Tours Review

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (a.k.a. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities), is a museum I’ve been dreaming of visiting since I was a little girl. It’s home to more than 120,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt (seriously)! They have so many, they’re honestly running out of room. Visiting this incredible museum is a must for any trip to Egypt. It’s located in the city of Cairo with many tours operating daily. (Or you can buy your tickets yourself when you get… Read more »

Great Pyramids of Giza

Dress | Sandals | Cami | Necklace | Bracelet Here we go! I’m kicking off my Egypt blog series with my first outfit from the trip. I hope everyone is cool with maxi dresses and maxi skirts…because that’s what the vast majority of my future outfit posts will consistent of. Egypt is a predominately Muslim country, and it’s considered polite to not show much skin (no knees, shoulders or cleavage). This outfit is actually the most revealing one I had… Read more »

Femme Luxe Jumpsuit

This isn’t the first time I’ve tried the online clothing store “Femme Luxe.” My first round with them featured 1 dress, 1 shirt, 1 jacket and 1 sweater dress. Some items were so NOT my personal style (but ended up being fun additions to my wardrobe), others weren’t the greatest quality and some were perfectly fine quality. It was a big “hit and miss” experience. (Click here if you missed that post.) Now, Femme Luxe was kind enough to let… Read more »

St. Isaac's Cathedral View from the Colonnade

The best view of St. Petersburg, Russia is arguably from atop St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Visiting this beautiful cathedral should already be on your itinerary for St. Petersburg, as its interior is as spectacular as its gilded dome exterior. However, getting to its colonnade is not for the faint of heart! It requires scaling nearly 300 steps and then being faced with a not-terribly-secure-looking railing as the only thing separating you from the edge of it. (Hello, fear of heights!) Getting… Read more »

When it comes to style and clothing tips, there are a few tried and true nuggets of advice that can make all the difference for your wardrobe! My friend and clothing expert, Tomas, is taking the reigns on this post while I get caught up on work (and laundry!) from my adventures in Egypt and Jordan! (I’ll be back to posting as usual tomorrow.) Check out these 10 life-changing clothing tips Tomas put together, below, and I’ll see you all… Read more »

How to Have a Retro-Themed Weekend in Las Vegas

Written by Jonathan Spencer If there’s one thing that never goes out of fashion, it’s our love affair with nostalgia and all things retro. Whether it’s searching the racks for vintage fashions or filling our homes with the kitsch of yesteryear, we’re always looking to recapture the styles and experiences of years gone by. For many, their quest for discovering a bygone era is even extending to travel. One such destination that attracts nostalgia-seekers from across the globe, is Las… Read more »

new york

Written by Stuart Cooke Discovering new stores and places to shop can be even more fun when you’re traveling! Each city listed is renowned for its variety, prices and lively atmosphere. You can find the best clothes, accessories and trinkets while exploring these 10 amazing cities. The 10 Best Shopping Cities in the World New York New York is so famous they named it twice. You’ll have plenty of shops, outlets and specialty stores to choose from. You can find… Read more »

Outfit Fun in Russia - Featuring a Nesting Doll Dress

Dress c/o* | Pumps | Cardigan (Similar) | Sunglasses (Similar) | Earrings An unspoken goal I had made for myself for this blogging year was to write about things that answer a question and people will find useful – not just whatever strikes my fancy. However, I think I’m going to be stretching that a bit with this post, haha. I’m not sure if many people will find themselves in Russia wanting to recreate this look or my photos –… Read more »

Pattern & Print Mixing - How to Wear Stripes & Florals Together

Skirt (Similar here) | Top (Similar here) | Sneakers | Bag | Sunglasses (Similar) | Watch It took me long enough, but I’m finally embracing pattern & print mixing. I actually bought this striped top and floral skirt so I could wear them together! I did this last fall, and I’ve been patiently waiting all winter to break this outfit out. Then, the most miraculous thing happened…it stopped snowing in Moscow, and warmed up to nearly 80 degrees Fahrenheit all… Read more »

The Duchess of Marlborough egg, a.k.ka the Pink Serpent egg

    You can’t visit Russia without hearing about the famous Fabergé eggs. You’ll likely see large crowds gathered around their single display case in Moscow inside the Kremlin Armoury. However, the world’s largest collection of these eggs belongs to the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg! (And the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg allows photos, unlike in Moscow.) You might be wondering what in the world a Fabergé egg even is? (I didn’t have a clue until I came to… Read more »

Sanduny Banya

*WARNING* – This post might be TMI for some, and it’s also written from the perspective of a woman visiting a public Banya in Russia. (Sorry, dudes, I’m not entirely sure what goes on over on your side of the banya.) So, if talking about nakedness, body parts, bodily functions, etc. makes you queasy…you’ll want to hit that “X” button now. Otherwise, buckle up! A Woman’s Experience Visiting the Public “Sanduny” Banya in Russia // Everything You Want to Know… Read more »

20 Adorable, Summer Dresses (That You Can Buy Online)

Summer is just around the corner! And the best part about summer…besides the glorious weather, of course… is getting to break out a summer dress. Dresses at this time of year are fantastic. You throw one on with a pair of comfy sandals…and away you go! It could not be easier or comfier. This post is sharing 15 of my favorite summer dresses I’ve spotted online recently. Some of these I do actually own too. Not all of them have… Read more »

What I Wore to Moscow, Russia's Bolshoi Theatre for a Swan Lake Performance

Wondering what to wear to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia? This post is here to help! Dress c/o* (On sale!) | Pumps | Belt | Bracelet c/o* (On sale!) | Necklace (Similar) The Bolshoi is a historic theatre in Moscow that opened in 1856. (Pictures of it are at the end of this post.) One of the most famous ballet performances to see at the Bolshoi is Swan Lake. This is because Swan Lake was composed by Pyotr Ilyich… Read more »

Standard’s Carry on Backpack Review

My husband and I travel A LOT. We both have different ideas of what makes a good piece of luggage, though. So, when I had the opportunity to check out Standard’s Carry-on backpack, I thought it would be a good idea to have both of us try it out and really give a thorough review of this carry-on luggage! This may not mean much to those of you who don’t know him personally…but my husband is also the pickiest, most… Read more »

8 Things Solo Traveling Taught Me

Guest Post by Rachel O’Conner There’s traveling—and then there’s traveling alone. Every person, and especially every woman, should experience a solo journey at least once in their life. There are freedoms, challenges, and surprises that simply don’t occur when you’re with friends and family. You don’t have familiar people to lean on, so you have to puzzle-solve yourself. If you’re really up for the challenge, try a solo trip abroad, perhaps in a country where you’re not familiar with the… Read more »

Brennan's

This is a great time of year to head to New Orleans – the temps are nearly perfect for walking and exploring, and you won’t have the crowds from Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest. 4 days in New Orleans is plenty of time to get a good feel of the city at a relaxed pace. I’m sharing how we spent our 4 days here and a few tips for planning your New Orleans itinerary. Plus, I’ll share some suggestions if… Read more »

Femme Luxe Review

I recently had the opportunity to try 4 different pieces of clothing from online retailer Femme Luxe. I was rather skeptical at first, the website seemed a little sketchy. However, I’ve had great luck ordering from some overseas companies who have rather “sketchy” websites. So, I decided to give it a go! This post will be my honest opinion of the clothing pieces I received – but please note, I have only worn each item of clothing for a short… Read more »

*The $100 ModCloth gift card giveaway is at the end of the post. Swimsuit season is not too far away! For the last 5 years, this polka dot, high-waisted bikini has been my favorite swimsuit. It’s incredibly comfortable, it’s cute and it’s held up remarkably well! It’s an Esther Williams bikini I bought from ModCloth more than 5 years ago, along with this giant sun hat. I had initially been deterred by the high price tag, but it more than… Read more »