Adventure, Biking, Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Fitness, Hiking, Uncategorized

The Dark Horse of the West: Sun Valley, Idaho

“You’re going where?!” This was the most common response after telling people where I was jetting off to for a week. The unmistakable crinkle between the brows would form, maybe a slight cock of the head, and I couldn't help but laugh. Because yeah – it did sound a little odd. Never in my life… Continue reading The Dark Horse of the West: Sun Valley, Idaho

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Culture, Granada, Itinerary, On a budget, Spain, Uncategorized, Weekend Trip

My First Solo Trip: What I Did In Granada, Spain

This semester abroad has fostered an intense amount of personal growth for me. I've become more relaxed, embrace change, and have managed to steer clear of the anxiety and sadness that often creep into my life this time of year. But the biggest source of growth over the past three months has been my independence.… Continue reading My First Solo Trip: What I Did In Granada, Spain

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Culture, Day trip, Food, Itinerary, Spain, Uncategorized

How to Spend the Day in Córdoba: What To See, Eat & Do!

At 8:45 AM this past Saturday morning – camera and tostada in hand – I hopped on a 2-hour bus ride through rolling hills and rural towns to the one and only Córdoba, Spain. I have been DYING to visit this small yet historically rich city, and found it to be the perfect day trip… Continue reading How to Spend the Day in Córdoba: What To See, Eat & Do!

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Food, Lagos, On a budget, Portugal, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Weekend Trip

Weekend Recap: Lagos, Portugal

The first of my many weekend trips was spent with five friends in the one and only Lagos, Portugal! After two weeks of an intensive Spanish class and a two hour final exam on Friday, I practically fell out of my chair and onto the bus to Lagos. I had been daydreaming about this beach… Continue reading Weekend Recap: Lagos, Portugal

Blogging, Brunch, Coffee, Downtown Tampa, Food, Restaurants, Tampa, Uncategorized

The Best Cafés in Tampa to Cure Your Coffee Cravings

They say acceptance is the first step. So I am here to say it. I AM A COFFEE ADDICT. You think I'm joking? Try crossing me at 3 in the afternoon when I haven't had my morning cup o' joe, and then get back to me. It's that legit. As a Tampa native who lives… Continue reading The Best Cafés in Tampa to Cure Your Coffee Cravings

Food, Hyde Park, Restaurants, Shopping, Tampa

The Best Spots in Hyde Park Village

Leisurely strolls with the dog; teens posing in front of street murals; couples walking arm in arm… I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Hyde Park Village that makes you just want to sit on a bench and soak in your surroundings. If you’re from Tampa, you’ll know exactly what I mean.… Continue reading The Best Spots in Hyde Park Village