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…

Private vs. Commercial Flying

The idea for this blog post came to me a while ago, I just didn’t know how to structure it–or even how to go about writing it. But, I think it’s important to share any and all tips I have come across through my travels, even though private flying is completely off the table for…

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…

How to travel throughout the school year

As a junior in college, I know how hard it can be to balance school work, actual work, internships and personal life, all while wanting to see more of the world. In my three years of college thus far, I have managed to travel to California, Kansas, Minnesota, Chicago, Mexico and Italy. Personally, I would…

Way Out West: Carhenge, NE

Way out in Western Nebraska sits a pile of old, toppled cars. But theses cars did not get there by accident, nor is the lot abandoned. Carhenge is a sculptured art piece that pays homage to England’s Stonehenge all from the comfort of Nebraska. Carhenge takes interpretation from England’s great mystery sculpture, but adds in…

25 Hours in Chicago

As some of you know, I recently went to Chicago over fall break, however, since fall break is relatively short I only got a few hours in the city. Don’t get me wrong though, I loved my time there and wouldn’t change it for anything! Besides, a short vacation is better than no vacation. I’m…

Review: Airbnb

Fall Break is such a wonderful time. Even though it’s usually shorter than Spring Break, it’s much appreciated and you get to experience a new city or state in the magical season of Fall. Over my Fall Break, I took a quick trip to Chicago. I had never been before so I thought it would…

Italy Part ll

Hopefully you’ve read my Italy Part 1 blog, otherwise you’ll miss out on the first half of this Italy tour! In the first half, I talk about why I went to Italy, Pompeii and Rome. In this second edition, I explore Milan and Venice – just to name a few. AND if you still can’t…

Italy Part l

Ciao! Welcome to the very late update in my travel life. In the summer of 2016 I was given the fantastic opportunity to study abroad in Italy. I didn’t quite know if I wanted to focus this blog on Italy itself or give my experience with UNO’s study abroad program. Since it’s been over a…

Roots

My Story with Adoption   Since I was only a month old when I was adopted into my family, I don’t remember a whole lot about my birth parents. I can’t tell you what their names were, what color of eyes they had, how curly or straight their hair was, if they had any tattoos or…