Archives, Lifestyle, Pro Tips and Guides

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

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

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

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, 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, 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