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

Archives, Europe, Uncategorized

Dublin and Greater Ireland- 4 Day Itinerary

I have been so excited to write this post! Y'all, let me tell you how beautiful Ireland is, and how much spirit lies in it's people! I could shout it from the rooftops because I truly think this country is severely underrated in how amazing it is. Let me tell you right off the bat,… Continue reading Dublin and Greater Ireland- 4 Day Itinerary

Archives, Culture

5 Films to Help Understand Brazilian Culture

Hey y'all! Hope you're all doing well. I've been very focused the last few weeks on applying to jobs and settling back into home. Not to make you all think I'm pining over Brazil, but I had this film post idea that was a bit out of the box for me, but still exciting so… Continue reading 5 Films to Help Understand Brazilian Culture

Archives, Culture, Pro Tips and Guides

A Guide to Brazilian Carnaval

Ah Carnaval, that magical time of the year that makes Rio one of the top destinations in the world. I've been so excited to return for this special event and experience the energy that sparks throughout the whole city! The "official" start date of carnaval is on the Friday before Lent begins, when the mayor… Continue reading A Guide to Brazilian Carnaval

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

A Weekend Guide to Sao Paulo

Way back when in my first few months of Brazil, I had the awesome opportunity to go to the mega city of Sao Paulo for a weekend with my program after my intensive classes were complete. Technically it was "for free" but we all know it was indirectly paid for by my insane tuition fees.… Continue reading A Weekend Guide to Sao Paulo

Archives, Europe, Pro Tips and Guides

My European Whirlwind: Tips on How I Planned It

Hello again everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the warm sun and taking advantage of all the fun summer brings. As some of you know, I took advantage of some European sun this month and went on a dreamy twenty day vacation across the pond. I know some of you think its crazy to do… Continue reading My European Whirlwind: Tips on How I Planned It

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

Ultimate Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Hey kids! Hope you all are having great weeks, mine's been a bit emotional. My year-long journey in Rio has come to an end and my heart is just a bit confused. But, in light of that, I want to give you my insider knowledge to the city of Rio de Janeiro and how best… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Archives, Lifestyle

On Learning a Language Abroad

Moving abroad for the first time and don't know the language in your new country? Picking up and doing it anyways? Yeah, that's what I did. And let me tell you, it's  uncomfortable as heck and will push you in so many ways at first but, feels so rewarding at the end of it all.… Continue reading On Learning a Language Abroad