Archives, North America

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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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

Archives, Culture, Europe

Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

I've recently been obsessing over this new movie, Posthumous, where an American journalist uncovers a story about an artist in Berlin. The first time I saw it, I knew it would be one of those movies that would stick with me for a long time, not because of it's remarkable cinematography, or even it's riveting… Continue reading Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

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, 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