Hello, and welcome to my slice of paradise ❤
My name is Nicki – I am 33 years old, Irish & Scottish, Bacon Lover, whiskey drinker and Netflix Marathoner… and I have an incurable wanderlust. After studying criminology and law, I went on to get my MBA because I love business. I have a full-time career in Washington, D.C. and I now utilize almost every weekend, holiday and time off to travel.
From a young age I was fiercely passionate about seeing the world and meeting people from all walks of life. At the ripe age of 18 I started taking seasonal jobs around the United States and traveling to 48 of the 50 states. Fast forward to today – I have one state left to visit .. hint: It is cold and located next to Canada.
A mostly solo traveler focusing on Luxury travel, food and photography for the last 10-11 years of my life in my travels. I love experiencing the best hotels in the world in different destinations while eating the local flare. I like to share my experiences traveling and eating around the globe on my social media channels and here on my blog.
I have been fortunate to travel around the globe visiting 29 countries, 49 US states, 9 cruises, and countless airlines. I could retire today from traveling and still have enough to write about for the rest of my life because I have barely touched the surface – but I want to continue showing people the world through my lens and inspiring them through vivid imagery to travel themselves.
How did I end up in this industry? By accident if I am being honest. I was working on my MBA and started a blog just to write about my travels and put pictures somewhere so that when people asked I could just direct them there. From the time I went to Hawaii in November of 2015 – I traveled almost entirely full-time until March of 2017 circling 3 continents. Once I finished my masters degree I decided to get a career at home and keep this part-time – but this is still full-time and I love it.
One of the most asked questions I get is: What is your favorite country?
It was Turkey – and Turkey was the top for about 7 years until I met Iceland. Iceland is a different kind of magical – one that I will never be able to put into words, but it gave me the butterflies and chills in a good way. I have this deep love affair with Iceland. If you are planning to visit Iceland, these are my best tips.
Currently I am exploring North America for most of 2017 – with the exception of Bermuda and traveling solo to Marrakech, Morocco! If you happen to see me say hi! I love meeting new people and that is one of the reasons I love to travel. Some of the places I will be exploring are: the Minnesota State Fair, Arizona – both Scottsdale & Sedona, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., checking out hotels in Northern Virginia where I am from, Orlando – for both luxury hotels and theme parks, spending a nice week on Oahu, eating, exploring and staying at one of the oldest properties, the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival in New Mexico, New Orleans, and many more.