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

Rose at Auschwitz

Memory: Krakow, Poland

This post is was originally written in February 2012 after one of my first weekend trips to Krakow, Poland, during my study abroad semester in Prague. Thinking back, it may have been the first time when I truly felt the need to write down my thoughts in order to fully make sense of my experience. Upon returning to Prague, I wrote this post in a Word document, … Continue reading Memory: Krakow, Poland

2015: Traveling On

With 2016 mere hours away, I was on a flight home from Guatemala and had time to think about my past year of travel with another stamp in my passport just in time. Here are my personal traveling highlights of 2015, with many other trips and stories in between. March 2015: Chicago Although I cannot say I fell in love with the grandeur Chicago itself, … Continue reading 2015: Traveling On

Znojmo pamatky

Poslední Před Nakonec*

Although I thought this week would feature much more time to relax after the stress of last week, I found myself really busy and the time definitely flew by. However, it hasn’t really hit me yet that I’m leaving in one week. Although many of my meetings with people this week have been “the lasts,” I still have the feeling like I will see everyone … Continue reading Poslední Před Nakonec*

Fulbright school family

Approaching Full Circle

The past week was extremely busy with the last official week of school, saying many goodbyes before the start of summer holidays, and moving out of my flat by the end of the month. While packed with all good (and of course a bit sad) things, I’m happy now to have a more relaxed week before my one week of summer camp counselor-ing and then … Continue reading Approaching Full Circle

Reading View Znojmo

The Beginning of the End

Wow since my last post it seems like so much is happening and time just seems to be slipping through my fingers. I’m now officially less than one month away until my arrival back in the USA.  Each day that starts out empty gets filled up and the little excitements have come to feel like just a normal Znojmo day at this point. I’m going … Continue reading The Beginning of the End

Moravia Viewpoint

Lessons Learned Alone

Besides experiencing new cultures, trying new foods, taking social media-worthy photos and crossing off global bucket list items, when you travel, you are also pushing the limits of your comfort zone.  I have been lucky to travel a lot with family, friends, family-friends, and student groups. I am also lucky to have a supportive family and group of friends at home.  Needless to say that … Continue reading Lessons Learned Alone