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Why You Don’t Need Expensive Gear To Hike

If you're anything like me, your wintertime daydreams usually involve a nice sunny day, a good pair of boots, and a mountain trail to hike. Before living in Colorado my freshman year of college, I had never seen the mountains before and thus didn't know what I was missing. Now all that has changed! I… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need Expensive Gear To Hike

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Why Staying at Home is Sometimes Necessary

Hey Kids! Long time no talk! You may have noticed I've been a little absent in the last few weeks, and to be frank, it's because I haven't been traveling so I didn't feel inspired to write much. I've been home in Minneapolis and to be honest... I kind of love it. Being out of… Continue reading Why Staying at Home is Sometimes Necessary

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How I Overcame Opposition to Study Abroad

It's no secret study abroad is one of the best experiences out there for college students. It enhances much more than your degree, it changes you as a person and helps you grow in ways you never knew you needed to grow in. Now months after my graduation, I attribute so much of my professionalism… Continue reading How I Overcame Opposition to Study Abroad

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Unmissable Locations in Argentina

People often ask me what my favorite place I've traveled to has been, and although it's a loaded question, I most often gravitate toward Argentina. Taking multiple passes through the country, I've been seen the many forms of Argentina from North to South in both city and country. Not only are the cities beautiful and… Continue reading Unmissable Locations in Argentina

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My Top 10 Healthy Travel Snacks

Going somewhere? Whether it’s snowy mountain peaks, ocean-front views, or hot sandy deserts, you need food to fuel your journey! Most people forget how tiring the physical act of delivering yourself to a new place is, and while traveling, the last thing you want is to be caught without food! I feel my immune system… Continue reading My Top 10 Healthy Travel Snacks

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Colorado: A Western Frontier

Lately I've been on a kick of reading adventure novels. Stories from all over the world about people climbing mountains, trekking across continents, and leaving everything but the essentials behind in pursuit of the great outdoors. Currently I'm reading Desert Solitaire, and have been transported into the red rock canyons of Arches National Park in… Continue reading Colorado: A Western Frontier

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Life in Seasons

I don't know about all of you, but my life just keeps hitting me with unexpected twists and turns every few months. And I get it, being newly out of college, this is naturally going to be a time of immense change and challenge, but sometimes (most times) it can all feel a bit too… Continue reading Life in Seasons

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Attending a Foreign University

Hello everyone! It's me again giving you insight into my crazy life I lived in South America... One of the biggest influencers of the entire study abroad journey was, obviously, where I studied. I am a student, first and foremost, and so my classes not only dictated what I learned, but how and where I… Continue reading Attending a Foreign University

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The Minneapolis Guide

Ah Minne, my home through and through. Though I've been living here for almost all of my life, I've noticed in the last few years a significant increase in Minnesotan pride and as I've traveled outside of the state and talked to other Americans, I can see that Minnesota truly possessed something unique apart from… Continue reading The Minneapolis Guide

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How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me

Study abroad. The event that seems so commonplace in the context of college, but ends up being so influential in the scheme of an individual's life. So many people I know use study programs in school to go abroad for the very first time. They find themselves in Europe for four months, galavanting around each… Continue reading How Study Abroad Challenged and Changed Me