Traveling with Nick

Amsterdam, Paris, and Celebratory Wine

Amsterdam, Paris, and Celebratory Wine

Nick looked at me as we sat next to each other on the plane waiting for take off and said, "How many couples do you know that can say their boyfriend brought them to Paris on their first anniversary? And now we get to do it again." I've always known that I'm one of the luckiest people in the world for getting to be with Nick in the first place, but in situations like this my chest feels full with the weight of just how lucky I am. For our first year anniversary when Nick was still in high school and I was in my first semester of school ever...

Dinner in Detroit

Dinner in Detroit

Nick has taught me a lot of things in the few years we've been together, things like how to write a 5 paragraph paper (thanks, homeschooling), how to cook flavorful and delicious vegan food, and best of all - how to enjoy where I am, and not just where I'm going. On our road trips, Nick always tries to find alternatives to the straight path to our destination because he thinks that it's one of the best ways to see and get to know a city. Originally, I didn't agree...

Weekend in Washington, D.C.

Weekend in Washington, D.C.

I've heard about the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. and have wanted to see them for as long as I've heard about the way they cover the entire city in the smell of flowers. How much more romantic and gorgeous could that sound? Light, pink, fluffy flower petals covering the grass and soaking up the setting sun. While I didn't get to see...

One Year Anniversary in Paris & Madrid

One Year Anniversary in Paris & Madrid

For our one year anniversary, Nick surprised me with a wild idea...to spend our anniversary weekend in Europe. He got this plan because he had family staying in Madrid for the month and so we would only have to pay for our airfare and food while we were gone, and the way my college schedule lined up gave me an extra long weekend. Romantic...