Archives, North America, Pro Tips and Guides

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

Archives, North America

Notes on New England

Having a fair bit of time here in New England now, I feel that I finally have some merrit in writing this post. Although I have not experienced the optimal exploration seasons yet, I'm sure I will update you all on my adventures as they come. For now, let's just talk initial impressions. Amidst my… Continue reading Notes on New England

Archives, Europe

Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

Norway was the last stop on my European Whirlwind trip this summer, and was actually full of some rest. At this point in the game, I had begun to slightly loath my bag as it had gotten heavier and heavier over the course of my trip. I was tired and the continuous flying and airport… Continue reading Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

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New York at New Year’s

Team! Lemme boast for a second. I know the best people! And the Lord is so good to me! I got to be in New York City, for the first time ever, to see one of the most important people and stay for free. After four complete days I spent about $300 total because I… Continue reading New York at New Year’s

Archives, Lifestyle

My Journey with Photography

I got interested in photography because of a boy. And like all hobbies-to-impress I hard core faked it till I made it in order to seem like I knew what I was doing. I watched YouTube videos, learned some hacks, talked to other photographers that I knew to learn a bit of the lingo but… Continue reading My Journey with Photography

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Brazilian Body Image

I hope as you were scrolling down to this post you noticed the beautiful women in this picture above and you thought; "Damn, they're both so gorgeous and that's such a good picture" That's what I thought when I took it at least. I have always thought that as women, we are our own biggest… Continue reading Brazilian Body Image

Archives, South America

Belo Horizante and Inhotim: Brazilian Gems

Hey kids, This post has unrightfully been put on my back burner, for some reason never drawing on my inspiration even though Inhotim was actually one of my top highlights for my entire year abroad. But, here we are, when inspiration has struck and Belo Horizonte memories linger in my mind. This trip, taken with… Continue reading Belo Horizante and Inhotim: Brazilian Gems

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How To Take Your First Solo Trip

Solo travel can be daunting, especially if you're a lady. Well, most especially if you're a young lady who's appearances tend to stick out and who's language learning ability is not strong. That's me. I'm the first one to admit that solo travel can seem big and scary, but once you have some preparation under… Continue reading How To Take Your First Solo Trip