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Part 2: Adventures in Cartagena and El Caribe

The journey continued with a ridiculously long day of travel departing Buenos Aires at 4am, 3 flights between 3 countries and finally sharing a taxi with a new airport buddy to meet my 2 friends in Cartagena at 8:30pm. Total travel time = 16 hours. Needless to say, I was so excited to meet my two friends after wandering solo for the last few days … Continue reading Part 2: Adventures in Cartagena and El Caribe

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Part 1: Buenos Aires Walking and a Wedding

In September 2013, I had just arrived in the Czech Republic for my Fulbright year and remember receiving an excited message from my good friend from university: she was engaged! For a moment I remember feeling so far away—not only physically, but also emotionally. Here was my friend taking a huge step to settled adult life and here I was, about to embark on a … Continue reading Part 1: Buenos Aires Walking and a Wedding

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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

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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

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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

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