Welcome to And Blue Sky! I’m Crystal. I’ve been blogging since 1999, mostly over at a blog called Straight On Till Morning, but I moved here in November 2015 for a fresh new start. I’m currently a freelance writer and social media manager, but someday I’d love to be a full time travel writer, or any other job that pays me to explore the world.


About Me pages are hard, so here are a few of my favorite things:

pink_heart Traveling pretty much anywhere, anytime.

pink_heart Awesome hotels. I worked front desk and concierge for 7 years (Including over 2 years at Disney World at one of the largest resorts in the world!), so I’m a pretty serious hotel nerd.

pink_heart My awesome cats.

pink_heart Local Bands

pink_heart Reading way too much – mostly nonfiction. My favorite novels are “Still Life With Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins and “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman, and the Harry Potter series, of course. (I’m a Ravenclaw!)

pink_heart Buying ugly dresses at thrift shops and turning them into something that’s both awesome and one of a kind.

pink_heart All the coffee. And some vodka.

pink_heart Watching way too much cable news. (Mostly Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow, who once said I was awesome and made my entire life.)

pink_heart Yoga, bellydance, hiking, and other vaguely athletic pursuits that I’m not so great at but do anyway.


Want to know anything else? Feel free to ask! And be sure to swing by my Instagram and Pinterest accounts!