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…

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…

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…

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…