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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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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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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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