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  • The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife on Nashville's Broadway | Her Life in Ruins

    The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife on Nashville’s Broadway

    Y’all. I love Nashville. I love exploring the town, eating all sorts of delicious foods, catching live music in a seemingly unlimited number of venues, shopping at the adorable boutiques, attending world-class athletic events, and going out on the town – specifically Lower Broadway. “But KB! You’ve written about Lower Broadway already?” Yes, but that was way back in 2017! Many places have come and gone, but my love of…

  • The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon | Her Life in Ruins

    The Statue of Liberty: An American Icon

    The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants to America since its dedication in 1886. Since then, it has become an icon for our great country. The Statue of Liberty receives millions of visitors each year, with many more admiring her blue-green figure from afar. She stands holding a torch, lighting the way to freedom and showing us the path to Liberty. While the Statue of Liberty is well-known, many…

  • Mickey's Not So Scary: Disney's Spookiest Party | Her Life in Ruins

    Mickey’s Not So Scary: Disney’s Spookiest Party

    Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an annual event at Walt Disney World in Florida. From August to October, the park closes early to throw the spookiest party of the year! At Mickey’s Not So Scary, you can trick or treat, ride some of your favorite Magic Kingdom rides, see special performances, and visit with characters dressed in their Halloween best (some of which normally don’t appear in the…

  • The Guide to a Perfect Girls Weekend in Savannah, GA | Her Life in Ruins

    The Guide to a Perfect Girls Weekend in Savannah, GA

    Savannah, GA is a beautiful town full of antebellum homes, picturesque squares, delicious food, and trees covered in Spanish moss. After the success of our weekend in Austin, my two best gals and I hopped on a plane to Savannah for a girls weekend in the city. We were hoping for a laid-back weekend where we could explore the city, eat some great food, and dive into the local history.…

  • The Ultimate Guide to a Girls Weekend in Austin, TX | Her Life in Ruins

    The Ultimate Guide to a Girls Weekend in Austin, TX

    Earlier this summer, my college besties and I took a much-needed girls trip to Austin, Texas for a long weekend. We really love to eat, love going out, are nuts about live music, and were looking for a pretty inexpensive destination (ya girls are ballin’ on a budget!). After searching Pinterest for potential US cities and checking flights, we settled on Austin. This trip was mean to be more about…

  • The Essential Guide to Universal Studios Orlando | Her Life in Ruins

    The Essential Guide to Universal Studios Orlando

    Living in Florida has come with many perks, like being located near Orlando and purchasing annual passes to some of my favorite Florida theme parks. Y’all know about¬†my Harry Potter obsession, but you might not know that I love the non-HP parts of Universal Studios Orlando, too! In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about vacationing like you mean it at this epic Orlando destination.…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can be intimidating. Luckily for you, I’ve created a 4-part series to surviving Walt Disney World in your 20s.¬†Follow this guide to ensure your experience in Hollywood Studios is as dazzling as possible. Disney’s Hollywood Studios originally opened in 1989 as MGM Studios. Over the years, Hollywood Studios has made a name for itself because of the…

  • How to Experience the Cherry Blossom Festival | Her Life in Ruins

    How to Experience the Cherry Blossom Festival

    Recently, I was lucky enough to be in Washington, D.C. during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Seeing these beautiful trees has been on my bucket list for quite some time and I am so happy that I was finally able to view them. Pictures do not even begin to do these plants justice, particularly when a gust of wind comes along, causing the blossoms to swirl through the air! Unfortunately,…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can feel a bit overwhelming. Fret not, for I’ve developed a 4-part series for surviving Disney in your twenties. Follow this guide to have the wildest experience possible at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Walking into Disney’s Animal Kingdom feels like you’re in the middle of forest. Everything is lush and vibrant and you can hear…

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