How to have a Relaxing Time in Arizona

Nebraska welcomed me back from sunny Arizona with clouds and low temps. And although my time in the desert was short, I proudly showed off my new suntan lines. This wasn’t my first time in Arizona (and won’t be my last) but so many years had gone by between my trips that it was hard…

Dog-sledding in Minnesota

A majority of my bucket list is just a list of places. Not necessarily “things to do” but more “places to go”. However, a small portion of my list does include things not tied to a specific area, like skydiving. And dog sledding. I dragged my friend Drea across the frigid Midwest to go dog-sledding…

The Small State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s title as the smallest U.S. state makes it the perfect place to take a one-day trip. After crossing off some major bucket list items driving through New Hampshire and Vermont, Rhode Island was our pit-stop state in between Connecticut and Boston – where we would be flying home from. Driving into the state,…

A Haunting in Connecticut (the blog)

Driving into New Haven, Connecticut, it was actually refreshing to see some water, as opposed to just trees. The Long Island Sound glistened next to the coastal town. Our one night here was brief, but it was exactly what we needed after spending days hiking in the forests of Vermont. The first thing on our…

How to Celebrate Fall in Vermont

If you clicked on this blog, chances are you love fall. It’s hard to not fall in love with the pretty trees, sweatshirt weather and everything else that comes with autumn: apple orchards, scary movies, and pumpkin flavored food. If you’re like me, however, you might live in a place where fall really only lasts…

New Hampshire: Live Free or Die

My mom, my sister and I jumped into our rented Mazda after flying from Omaha to Boston this past Saturday – we were headed 3 hours north to New Hampshire! As soon as we crossed the state line, we saw a huge sign that read “Welcome to New Hampshire! Live Free or Die.” Maybe it…

How to Have a Girls Weekend in Sioux Falls, SD

Are you looking for quick girls’ trip that won’t break the bank? Well, look no further than South Dakota! Me and two other friends recently went on a weekend vacation to Sioux Falls, which was only a three-hour drive from Omaha. Since it was relatively close, we didn’t even need to do a long weekend…

A Girl and 21 States

Over two years ago I wrote a story about a Nebraska native turned Peace Corps volunteer who had been to over 21 countries. Today I want to bring you a continuation of that story by talking to another Nebraska girl who has been to over 21 STATES! (37 to be exact) Logan Koepke is the…

Nashville on a Budget

Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry is the historic country music venue, and also the longest running radio broadcast in the U.S. with 90 years! The Opry still hosts concerts and backstage tours – starting at $33 per person.        Part of the backstage tour is seeing the different dressing rooms and…

How to Deal with a Layover in New Jersey

The first (and only other) time I was in New Jersey was when I was 16. I was heading to New York for my birthday, but our cab driver had the wrong address for our hotel. He took us in and out of New Jersey and back into New York what felt like a dozen…