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Chasing Winter

With the official start of springtime today, I can officially say I’ve made the most of winter.  After several snowy stateside trips and a last-minute ski-day, I’m done and ready for spring to begin. It’s been a good one though winter 2017—not too cold and not an overwhelming amount of snow. Just enough, with a few times to go sledding and get caught in some … Continue reading Chasing Winter

Womens March on Washington

I Was There

This is a long, boring account of an exciting, historic weekend in Washington DC. The Women’s March on Washington (or really on the world) took place on January 21, 2017. While the numbers were never conclusive, several estimates have come to between 3-4 million people taking part in marches on all 7 continents. Yet, between President Trump’s executive orders and the debates occurring in Congress … Continue reading I Was There

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A Guatemalan Wedding

After a whirlwind travel day(ish) of being in 6 countries and 5 airports, it was quite a shock to my system to meet my family in Guatemala. The plan had materialized months before when our friends in Guatemala planned their wedding for Thanksgiving. However, the change of going from Central Europe to Central America in approximately 24 hours was not insignificant. Suddenly, I was speaking … Continue reading A Guatemalan Wedding

North Dakota Sunset

2016: Making Moves

While on a global scale 2016 was a pretty tumultuous year, personally, it was also a pretty big year of changes and big moves. I was lucky to be able to travel most months of the year and managed to check-off all the clichés on the young traveler’s list of being 25, quitting my job, moving out of the city, moving back with my parents, … Continue reading 2016: Making Moves

Foggy Charles Bridge

Falling for Autumn in the Czech Republic

For my annual trip to the Czech Republic, I decided to extend my stay a bit longer to visit some new (and old) places, but mainly to see all of my friends and “family” there. Along the way, I managed to see a lot of my favorite spots around the country, as well as go to some beautiful places, accentuated by the autum colors, for … Continue reading Falling for Autumn in the Czech Republic

Outdoor Adventures in Innsbruck

November turned out to be pretty chaotic, but before starting on the next adventures, I wanted to look back to my trip to Innsbruck, Austria at the end of October. Innsbruck is the regional capital of Tirol in the Western part of Austria. Close to Germany and known for its location in the Alps, Tirol has a more down-to-earth and traditional feel than the region … Continue reading Outdoor Adventures in Innsbruck

Young and Old Cowboys

North Dakota: Grant County Fair

In my hometown, most people kind of just stuck around the area after college. At my university, we have Homecoming each fall where hundreds of alumni return for a weekend of reminiscing and events. In Znojmo, many people, myself included, come back to wander the streets for the annual wine festival each September. In North Dakota, I was introduced to the annual celebration that brings the entire community, … Continue reading North Dakota: Grant County Fair

Horses in Villa de Leyva

Part 3: Que Bacano in Bogotá & Boyacá

While my friend’s wedding inspired my South American trip in general, the decision to go to Colombia was inspired by my friend who lives in Bogotá. John and I first met in NYC when I was his English teacher at El Centro in the fall. However, our adventures in NYC were cut short when he returned home to Colombia in January. We continue to work … Continue reading Part 3: Que Bacano in Bogotá & Boyacá