Amazon Travel Essentials & Must-Haves for 2023

With the prospect of my trip to Japan on the horizon (we fly out on June 13!), I spent pretty much all of my Christmas and birthday money on new travel products from Amazon! I had been doing some fairly intense research for products that would be good for my Japan trip, so I had an entire list saved of travel products to purchase.

Here is a list of some travel essentials and must-haves from Amazon for 2023!!

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How to Pack: Long Winter Weekend in NYC

I’m going to talk about how to pack for a long winter weekend in New York City! My husband surprised me with a trip to NYC for New Years 2023! This was a dream come true for me, as I have always wanted to go to New York, and going at the holidays is especially fun. In this post, I will show you my process of packing for a long weekend using only a carry-on suitcase and a personal item.

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New Blog Series – Travel!!

Traveling has always been a passion of mine, and lately I have been inhaling all of the travel blog and vlog content that I can. I have, therefore, amassed quite a bit of knowledge about traveling. I am starting a new blog series devoted to travel – packing hacks, travel tips, trip recommendations, etc.

I have a big trip coming up to Japan this summer, so that will be my main focus in the coming months. My husband and I just traveled to New York over New Years, so I will also be posting about that trip and the process of packing for it.

I’m also planning on doing several travel themed book recommendation posts!

If you have any requests for topics in this series, please comment below and let me know!

Love and happy traveling!


Book Review: Wild


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed ~ 315 pages ~ published 3/20/12 by Knopf

Goodreads Synopsis:

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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10 Highest Rated Books On My TBR


I have discovered that I have a little problem. I checked the number of books on my ‘Want to Read’ shelf over on Goodreads (you should come be my friend over there, btw!), and I have 663 books on it!! Oh. My. Goodness! That is a lot of books! So, I decided to look up which books are rated the highest on my TBR pile to see which ones I should be prioritizing. I have listed the 10 highest rated books on my TBR below! Enjoy!

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