Vegas Is Not All Drinking

I recently graduated from college (I know, hard to believe right) and my parents took me to Vegas, Nevada to celebrate! We went with close family friends and stayed from Dec. 16th to early in the morning the 20th. And since we live in a state where casinos are illegal (thanks, Nebraska) we made sure…

Studying Abroad: What to Expect

I am a proud UNO Maverick – I love my school, I do. But, I have to admit one of the reasons I chose this university is because I found it relatively cheap (as universities go) and knew I could afford to study abroad. From the moment I started applying to colleges, I KNEW I…

Sweet 16 in NYC

I’ve been feeling really inspired lately and I’m not really sure where it’s coming from but I hope it stays. One of the things that’s been on my mind is how I’ve traveled quite extensively, but a lot of it was before this blog came to be. I used to only write about recent trips…

Fun in the Sun: Florida Vacay

It’s mid-July and it’s the first time I’ve gone swimming this summer. The only thing that makes that okay is that it was in the warm waves of the gulf. A week ago my grandpa took my family (plus Alyssa’s boyfriend) with him to go fishing down in Florida. I have been to Florida one…

My Travel Beginnings

Hi guys, welcome back to another exciting story in the life of yours truly. This blog is going to be a little different as I’m not going to explain a recent trip. Instead, this post is focused on this blog and why/how it came to be. Back when I was a junior in high school,…

Oregon in 3 Days

I can not tell you how long I’ve wanted to go to Oregon. The trees, the water, the people. It’s been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and even though it’s right here in the states, it took me a while to get there. I think it took me so…

Your Guide to Lake O

Every summer for as long as I can remember, my family takes a trip to beautiful Lake O, situated in the center of Missouri at about 8 hours from Tekamah, NE. I truly consider this place my second home now and as the years have gone by, I realize how at peace I am on…

A Weekend in Colorado Springs

This year for spring break I took my sister and headed to Colorado Springs. Neither of us had ever been there or even in Colorado before. We decided to just do a weekend trip so I could get back to work and she could get back to school sooner. Nevertheless, we still had a blast…

Mexico’s World Wonder

For Christmas 2016 my whole family had the opportunity to go to Mexico. Well… not my dad or grandpa because they both got sick. Also, yes, I am aware that makes this post way overdue. I guess I didn’t know how or what I wanted to focus this on. See, resorts are not really my…

5 National Parks (in the U.S.)

This story was published in the May/June 2018 issue of Omaha Magazine. “You have died of dysentery.” Those tragic words stopped short the travels of many digital novices learning the history of the Oregon Trail. The classic computer game, The Oregon Trail, introduced a generation of youths to pioneer trails in elementary school classrooms during…