Sedona & Grand Canyon TRAVEL VLOG || Field Trip to AZ!

Hey guys, we did a day trip to both Sedona and the Grand Canyon in May! Here’s the vlog:

I know it sounds like a lot but it was so worth the experience. We saw Bell Rock and the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona and then many view points around the Grand Canyon (South Rim). It felt like taking a field trip allover again with relearning a lot about Arizona!

Someday I hope to come back to see Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe bend!


  • Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat if necessary!
  • If you’re going when its still breezy (bring a light/UV sweatshirt)

Desert Botanical Garden Exploring || PHOENIX, AZ ft. Chihuly + TIPS

Here’s one of many things to do in Phoenix, Arizona! The Desert Botanical Garden has so much for people of all ages to see and learn on the trails with different cactus types, a butterfly exhibit, and Chihuly works.

We figured out quickly if we had a favorite cactus type, because all of them are pretty much here!

– Go early in the morning if you are going during the hot season. We got there at 8am and by 10am it was HOT.
– Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat if necessary!
– Plan for time, we thought we would spend 1-1.5 hours at the garden but ended up being there for 3 hours because it’s bigger than we thought!
– Book your tickets online in advance, some time slots may sell out.
The butterfly exhibit only operates in the springtime.

NYC vlog | Museum of Ice Cream, TAO Downtown, ICHIRAN Ramen, DUMBO, Time Out Market, & MORE!

We visited NYC for a weekend to celebrate Nina’s birthday ft. museum of ice cream, TAO downtown, ICHIRAN ramen in Times Square, DUMBO & Time Out Market Brooklyn. We also tried Bibble & Sip for cute mousse cakes! I hope this gives you ideas for things to do in NYC if you’re visiting soon!


0:13 museum of ice cream

1:59 TAO downtown

2:18 ICHIRAN ramen, bibble & sip

4:22 DUMBO Brooklyn, Time Out Market, Clinton St. Baking Co.

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to smash the like button xx Sami

Gamer Gift Basket Valentine’s Day DIY for Boyfriend or Girlfriend || Ft. Sock Cupcakes

Here’s a Valentine’s gift basket idea for your gamer boyfriend or girlfriend. It features items from Gamestop, Five Below, Dollar Tree, my Etsy shop, and your imagination🤩  I went with a gaming theme for this year.

Where I got products:

  • Nintendo Tin, Super Mario Tin, Giant KitKat: Five Below
  • Basket, Filler, Balloon, Lollipops, Cupcake Holder: Dollar Tree

WHAT TO WEAR Skiing & HOW TO PACK For a Ski Trip!❄️ || Dressing & Packing Guide

Hey there! I went on a skiing and snowboarding trip for 3 days (2 days of skiing). This video shows what to wear for skiing and how to pack for a trip.

This video was inspired by some of my friends who have never been skiing or snowboarding before and needed advice! My opinions/advice on ski gear and snow clothes are based on my experiences over the years.

If this helped you, please SMASH the like button and SUBSCRIBE for more! xx Sami

Since I bought these clothes and accessories over the years, I linked the exact products if possible and if not, I linked their current alternatives—I noted which ones if so.*

————— ACCESSORIES🎿 —————

Ski Goggles:

(I have the A2-white Frame Pink Lens(21%))

Neck Gaiters:

(I bring one for each day I’m skiing)


(I bring a pair for each day I’m skiing in case they get wet!)

  • Pink Columbia Gloves: I wear kids size L (Amazon/Dick’s/Columbia)




  • Black HEAD Gloves: I wear kids size L (no longer available @CostCo)




Helmet – I usually get one as part of my rental

Mini Backpack – I wore a mini backpack to carry some of my things and forgot to include it!

————— CLOTHES ————— 

Ski/Snow Jacket:

(I wear Columbia’s Women’s Nordic Point III Interchange Jacket in Size XS, not available anymore, here’s a similar Columbia jacket w/ Omni-Heat):

Ski/Snow Pants:

Women’s: (I wear XS Short)



Ski Socks Wool Blend:

(I always wear Smartwool ski socks, video pair is from EMS years ago)

Women’s: (my other pair in purple)


Base Layer Top:

(mine = TJMaxx)

these are amazon alternatives:

Base Leggings:

(Ankle length is best with thicker ski socks. I size up to Medium and fold the top band down for these)

Ankle: (Amazon/TJMaxx)

Regular: (Amazon/TJMaxx)

Second Layer Top:

(mine = Old Navy years ago)

Old Navy’s cropped style this year:

Amazon alternative of mine:

Fleece Layer:

(mine = KYODAN Outdoor Sweater from TJMaxx)

Amazon alternatives:

————— PACKING GEAR📸 ————— 

Backpack: my company gave me this backpack when I started my career, this is the model if you are interested: 

Luggage: Away Carry-On in Coast 


Hand warmers: 5pairs / 20pairs

GoPro Harness I use while skiing: 

GoPro I use:

*I am now an amazon affiliate and if you use my link at no extra cost to you, I might earn from qualifying purchases. Thanks for your support of my channel!