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 travel writer and social media manager. I specialize in writing about hotels thanks to a hospitality background that ranges from an independent 100-room hotel where I’d be the only one working all night to a 1,000+ room Walt Disney World resort where I was one of 43 concierges.


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

pink_heart Traveling pretty much anywhere, anytime.

pink_heart My cats.

pink_heart Local Music

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 Yoga,  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!