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Hey there! My name is Dani and I am an avid traveler. In addition to being the Lead Community Manager for Perlu, I also run my own travel blog.

After living abroad in Australia for 16 months, I developed a desire to see the world and write about it! My blog is focused on giving people tips and tricks to save money and get the most out of their traveling experiences.

I have a strong belief in being authentic and honest. All photos used are my own, with occasional pieces from guest contributors and Instagram posts. I only write about places that I have actually visited and experiences I've had on my own - and will be clear if something was simply a recommendation!


My blog is focused on giving people tips and tricks to save money and get the most out of their traveling experiences. You'll notice that I focus a lot on food, animals, craft beer, and budget tips. Located in Central New York State, I often feature events and places in New York from a local's perspective.


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Loving this virtual tasting experience from @nyscraftbeer - what a great idea! Bringing travel to your house with local food and drinks 🍺 Our friends signed up for the experience and brought the box of goodies to our house. Here’s what was included: 6 cans of Live From Somewhere, the collaboration double dry hopped imperial IPA 2 cans from @hudsonvalleybrewery: Willow Blade, a lager with rice and honey Minuet, a sour DIPA 2 cans from @otherhalfnyc: All Citra Everything, a double dry hopped imperial IPA Strata Mosaic, another double dry hopped imperial IPA 2 cans from @prisoncitybeer: Elegant Pride, a hazy pale ale with mango tea and lemon zest Wham Whams, an imperial stout with toasted coconut and vanilla bean There’s also some goodies to snack on! Roasted red pepper cheese from @murandacheese Oil from @hotcrispyoil Genoa salami from @schraderfarms And dessert from @sweetonchocolate Throughout the zoom, the brewers are answering questions and doing brewery tours. Great way to spend a Saturday stuck at home. Which of these beers sound the best to you? . . #brewery #newyorkbeer #nybeer #thinknydrinkny #newyorkcraftbeer #imacraftbeerbabe #craftbeerbabe #newyorkstate #iloveny #tasteny #newyorkonly #newyorkblogger #nyblogger #travelblogger #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbrewery #craftbeergirls #beergirl #drinkup #drinkmorebeer #ilovenewyork #eatlocalnystate #drinklocal #nycraftbeer #virtualtasting #beertasting

Discover Starr Clark Tin Shop & the Underground Railroad in Mexico, NY

A huge thank you goes out to Jim Hotchkiss, Mayor of Mexico, and Allie Proud, President of the Mexico Historical Society, for providing a private tour of the museum and sharing the history. When Starr Clark and his wife Harriet came to town, the shop was transformed into a tin shop, where Starr was able to create goods that the town needed. The tin shop now stands as a museum dedicated to the Underground Railroad and its history in Mexico, New York. James Seward’s story inspired Governor Seward’s legislation in May 1840 to protect free black New Yorkers from being unlawfully forced into slavery.

** NEW POST ** Is anyone else excited that orange zone restaurants are allowed to reopen safely?! To celebrate, I just published my guide to some of the very best restaurants and breweries in Elmira. Head over to the blog to read all about them. 🍷 🍺 🌽 Enjoy local #flxwine and #nycraftbeer and try the most amazing Mexican street corn dip while watching ospreys nest along the Chemung River at @fingerlakeshouse 🍳 ☕️ Enjoy brunch at a 1920s inspired bar at @ryebarandrestaurant 🍝 Indulge in the most fresh and flavorful meals at @1157_north 🍻 Sample award-winning beers at @upstatebrewing and @horseheadsbrewingny . . #presstrip #eatlocal #elmira #elmirany #marktwaincountry #brewery #newyorkbeer #nybeer #thinknydrinkny #newyorkstate #iloveny #tasteny #femaletravelbloggers #yesny #newyorkonly #roadtripusa #girlslovetravel #thattravelblog #newyorkblogger #nyblogger #supportlocal #dametravelerfoodie #foodie #instafood #thisisupstate #upstateny #upstatenewyork #craftbeer

The John W Jones Museum in Elmira Pays Tribute to His Legacy

John W. Jones arrived in Elmira, New York on July 5th, 1844 with $1.46 in his pocket. Not only did he help at least 800 fellow slaves to freedom, he also lived his life with the utmost respect to everyone around him – including Confederate soldiers. A huge thank you goes out to Cynthia Raj at the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce for arranging a private tour for me at the John W. Jones Museum in Elmira, and to Talima Aaron for sharing John’s story. Talima Aaron, President of the Board of Trustees at the John W. Jones Museum, proudly states that Jones “lived a life of service and advocacy.

What’s your favorite New York winery? Tag them in the comments to let them know! In case you didn’t know, today is #nationaldrinkwineday - the perfect day to enjoy a glass of red or white I am so grateful to live near the Finger Lakes, home to hundreds of wineries and thousands of amazing wines.🍷 Enjoy these throwback photos from my favorite vineyards in New York! @wagnervineyards @brimfieldwinery @taborafarmandwinery @villaveronavineyard @bearpondwines And visiting wineries is not just a summer activity, it’s great to do year round. So grab your best gal pals or your loved one and visit a new winery this weekend. Not from New York? Tag your favorite local winery so I can check it out when we can travel again 🥂 . . #winery #newyorkwine #nywine #thinknydrinkny #newyorkstate #iloveny #tasteny #fingerlakes #fingerlakesny #flx #flxwine #winecountry #vineyard #femaletravelbloggers #yesny #newyorkonly #senecalake #girlslovetravel #thattravelblog #newyorkblogger #nyblogger #drinklocal #dametravelerfoodie #instafood #instawine #winelover #thisisupstate #upstateny #upstatenewyork

The Compound in Clinton, NY is Serving High Tea with a Modern Twist

These grilled cheese are made with the housemade compound butters and filled with a variety of ingredients. Ain’t No Thang” – grilled cheese with ranch butter, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, cream cheese, chicken wing dip and jalapenos. Anna and Sharrone have taken the traditional English high tea and modernized it with grilled cheese and butter! The middle tray is The Compound’s signature grilled cheese.

Finally made it back out to Cazenovia this weekend to check out @meierscreekbrewing! (Previously Empire Farm Brewery) Let me just say that the beers are on point! And they have something for everyone: IPA, stout, pilsner, lager, sour, kolsch... you really can’t go wrong. My favorites? The Honey Kolsch and the El Gordito - a chocolate churro stout 😋 Just like the previous owners, they partner with the farm across the street to source their Wagyu beef - which makes for some INCREDIBLE burgers! They also have some great pizzas, wings, Korean beef tacos, and a flavorful fried chicken sandwich. The building is also just as beautiful as ever. You can’t go wrong enjoying a beer while looking out over the snow-covered hills. Perfection! Breweries, restaurants, and small businesses are struggling right now, so get our there and support them! . . #gifted #brewery #newyorkbeer #nybeer #thinknydrinkny #newyorkstate #iloveny #tasteny #femaletravelbloggers #yesny #newyorkonly #roadtripusa #girlslovetravel #thattravelblog #newyorkblogger #nyblogger #supportlocal #instabeer #dametravelerfoodie #foodie #instafood #nyloveswinter #thisisupstate #upstateny #upstatenewyork #craftbeer #craftbeergirl #craftbeergirls #beerselfie #craftbeerbabe

Hungry? These Breweries & Restaurants in Elmira Are Waiting For You

From the cozy vibe and friendly staff to the delicious food and beautiful deck with a view, what’s not to love? They were surprised to find that there weren’t many places outside of the breweries and wineries themselves featuring the local craft drinks. If you’re looking for a cozy spot with unbelievably delicious, fresh, and flavorful meals, this is your spot. You know that I can’t spend a weekend in a new place without visiting the local breweries.

Happy Mardi Gras! Laissez les bonnes temps rouler! Hopefully you're safe and healthy at home with your family stuffing your face full of delicious food. But secretly? I'm wishing I was back in New Orleans, where I celebrated my 30th a few years ago with one of my best friends. Unbelievable food, haunted cemeteries, beignets, bayou tours, animal encounters, beer, beignets, movie scenes filming, Bourbon Street, and did I mention beignets?! So until it's safe to travel there again, enjoy learning about the famous cemeteries in NOLA and the historical people buried there. Head over to the blog and search “New Orleans” or copy the link below. https://wanderlust-onabudget.com/new-orleans-cemeteries/ . . #neworleans #nola #visitnola #visitneworleans #mardigras #fattuesday #throwbacktuesday #laissezlesbontempsrouler #takemeback #travelblog #sheisnotlost #femaletravelbloggers #girlswhotravel #girlslovetravel #gltlove #louisianatravel #visittheusa #roadtrippers #roadtrip #wanderlust #travelsomeday #cafebeignet #beignets

How are you holding up in this crazy world? Because, let’s face it - it’s hard. From the pandemic and the politics to the economy and unusual work situations, all on top of our own personal struggles, it is tough. We all need a little more love and light in our lives. Today marks one year since I lost my cousin, one of my beat friends and closest confidants. Little did I know that that was the beginning of a very long and very difficult year. And no, just because it’s 2021 things aren’t all perfect and back to normal. We all need to come together and build each other up, not tear each other down. So while you might have grown old of social distancing and zoom meetings, it’s all still just as important as ever. Check in our your friends and family. Make an extra plate at dinner and bring it to your neighbor. Take a mental health day from work. Most importantly, check in on yourself. If you find you’re struggling at all, know that you’re not alone. Know that there are people out there who love you and want to support you. And even if you don’t know me personally, my inbox is always open. This photo is a throwback to better times visiting some of my best friends in Baltimore. I’d give anything to go visit them right now, but I know it’s not the most responsible thing to do to travel. But if you are in Baltimore, or are planning to visit once it is safe to do so, check out the @baltimoreloveproject by @michaelowenart. The murals can be found all over the city. Because we all need a little more love in our lives. Hang in there, friends. 🖤 . . #baltimore #baltimoreloveproject #lovemore #loveyourself #mentalhealthawareness #visitbaltimore #visitbmore #charmcity #maryland #visitmaryland #streetart #streetartchat #girlswhotravel #femaletravelbloggers #femaletraveler #womenwhotravel #girlslovetravel #letsgo #localguides #streetartgirls #letsguide #thattravelblog #streetartofficial #wanderlust #muralsofinstagram #visittheusa #loveisallyouneed #loveisallweneed #loveislove

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