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

Recoleta Angel

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

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

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

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

Adventures in the Dirt

It’s been a long and busy month and half, full of lots of adventure, so that it feels overwhelming to try and recap—mostly because time is flying by! It’s hard to believe that it’s already July. Time has been a strange thing lately. Less than a year ago I had just finished teaching and still had two more weeks in Znojmo. Now I’m about to … Continue reading Adventures in the Dirt

Lake Bled

2014: Another Year in Travels

To continue my new tradition from last year, I decided to finish the year again by recapping all of the amazing opportunities I’ve had to travel and all of the amazing opportunities I have had to learn from these travels. When looking back at my 2013 Year in Travels post, this year has definitely proven to be different. While 2013 was filled with few extended … Continue reading 2014: Another Year in Travels