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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

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

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

Fonthill Castle

A Rainy Weekend in Pennsylvania

For our now second-annual springtime girl’s weekend (last year was Delaware), my two university friends and I elected Pennsylvania as our midway destination. We actually chose this about a week and half prior to our target weekend and did very little planning before showing up at our Holiday Inn in Lansdale, PA. With mutual goals of finding cute towns, being in nature and eating good … Continue reading A Rainy Weekend in Pennsylvania

Garden Treehouse

The Secret Gardens of New York City

Ever since I was little I have loved the story of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Whether in cartoon, film, musical or book, something about the story has always captivated me and made the story seem as magical as Burnett intended. For those who do not know The Secret Garden, it is the story of an ornery, young girl named Mary Lennox who … Continue reading The Secret Gardens of New York City

March Madness

Maybe during the month of March I gave myself mild travel whiplash. For some reason, several travel plans managed to converge in March and so I’ve spent the past few weeks traveling around the coasts of the USA. Each mini-trip has been fun in it’s own separate way and with spring around the corner and longer days, it’s easier to maximize the opportunity of each … Continue reading March Madness

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

North Dakota: Country Roads and Roots

When I told most people where I was heading for Thanksgiving, North Dakota, the response I received from most people was a small pause followed by the grand question, “Why?” When a few of my friends first met my stepmom several years ago, they asked if her accent was from a foreign country. I found this funny, I could barely hear an accent and she’s … Continue reading North Dakota: Country Roads and Roots