Archives, Europe

4 Lazy Days Around Barcelona

Barcelona in the July heat. This was the third stop on my European Whirlwind trip and one that I was especially excited to see. I had not one, but two good friends who would be with me exploring a city I had wanted to visit since watching Cheetah Girls Two as a girl (okay it… Continue reading 4 Lazy Days Around Barcelona

Archives, Lifestyle

A Jetsetting Love Story

Okay, first off hi everyone! Been missing you but life is throwing a lot of chaos at me at the moment so unfortunately, this blog has taken just a bit of a back seat. I promise as I settle into a new routine I will commit more to writing, both because I want to and… Continue reading A Jetsetting Love Story

Archives, South America

Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

After having the chance to visit Sao Paulo (see previous entry), I got the travel bug and wanted to again get out of the city. Since we had a full week of vacation after the intensive and SP only took up four of those days, immediately after returning I went to my study center and… Continue reading Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

Archives, Europe

London and Characters

London, a place that is highly romanticized and something I feel all Americans dream of going. The English are our colonizing forefathers and proper cousins across the pond who still like tea when we still don't. I remember thinking of London for the first time in middle school and fantasizing about the day I would… Continue reading London and Characters

Archives, North America, Pro Tips and Guides

Best Coffee Shops in Minneapolis- A Locals Guide

Since I'm back in Minne and autumn is in full swing, the only thing I seem to want to do is to sit in coffee shops and get some work done. Thankfully, the Twin Cities are host to some amazing cafes with every vibe to fit your mood. Follow my guide to the best coffee… Continue reading Best Coffee Shops in Minneapolis- A Locals Guide

Archives, Europe

The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

France, Spring of 2016. When I was going through a particularaly tough year amidst the broken chaos of a parents divorce, two school transfers, a stressful job, and an uncertain identity. In a time when I didn’t know much about what brought me joy, I did know travel was something I desperately longed for. For the… Continue reading The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

Archives, Lifestyle

Thoughts on Moving

Hey everybody, Sorry I've been a little MIA lately but I've been in a bit of life transition as I started working part time at a retail store to fill my "in between" period of trying to find a Big Girl Job. Time is a bit more crunched now and between pouring into friendships, maintaining… Continue reading Thoughts on Moving

Archives, Lifestyle, Pro Tips and Guides

Pro Packing Tips From An Overpacker’s Perspective

Packing, no matter how big or small, has the capacity to make or break a trip for you. Pack too much and you're stuck lugging around stuff you don't need and you'll end up resenting your bag and past self for thinking all this stuff was necessary, or pack too little and you're stuck having… Continue reading Pro Packing Tips From An Overpacker’s Perspective

Archives, North America, Pro Tips and Guides

How to do the Minnesota State Fair like a Local

Guys! I have been so excited to write about this topic all summer because, honestly this is, and always has been, one of my all-time favorite things about Minnesota. The Great Minnesota Get-Together, where you can eat everything on a stick, spend way too much money, make great memories, and have the best end of… Continue reading How to do the Minnesota State Fair like a Local

Archives, Culture

Cultural Notes from an American Perspective

If you've seen literally anything from my blog, you know that I have been traveling around quite a bit lately. As I travel to corners of the world, its inevitable to pick up on cultural differences in each place, but I've also been challenged to think of the differences from a particularly American perspective. I… Continue reading Cultural Notes from an American Perspective