22 Places in 22 Years

To celebrate my 22 years of life on this beautiful planet, I thought I would take 22 of the places I’ve traveled and write one word that sums up how I would describe that place / trip / time / etc. **Since I’ve traveled to more than 22 places, I alphabetized my list and went…

Everything You Need to Know before Studying Abroad

I recently wrote about things you experience while/after studying abroad (read that here) and I thought “hey, maybe some people still have questions or want to know more but don’t know where to go”. SO, I present to you “Everything You Need to Know before Studying Abroad”. I hope this post will answer any questions…

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…

A Drive Through Kansas

How many of you have driven right through the Midwest in order to get to your ~preferred~ destination? I know I am guilty of this. I drove through Iowa to get to Chicago, I drove through western Nebraska to get to Colorado, and my family drives right through Kansas every year to get to the…

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…