We were ready to get out of Venice. Not that it wasn’t lovely and haunting in all of it’s mystery and history, but we’d spent days in Italy and wanted to make the most of what was left of our three-week post college backpacking adventure. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to secure the … Continue reading “I hate Americans.”
Drug lords, bacteria-filled water, pick-pocketers. Mexico sounds like a scary place. All-inclusive, sandy beaches, endless buffets. Mexico sounds dreamy. But how much do you actually know about Mexico? I knew that when a group of friends booked an all-inclusive resort in Rivera Maya, I wanted to get off of that resort. I wanted to see … Continue reading Get Off the Resort
Our engagement story, and the start to wedding planning.
I am in the process of "rebranding" this blog so that I can write about whateverrrr I feel like writing about. This is not a cooking blog, but I made some Baked Potato Soup yesterday that I'm really proud of so here I am, sharing it with you. It turned out really satisfying, although next time, … Continue reading Baked Potato Soup, it’s lit
Of all the college towns I've had the privilege of visiting, the home of Penn State University provided me with the most pleasant surprise. I don't know what I expected to find, but upon arriving at one of the three State College airport gates, I was greeted immediately with the feeling of being cut off … Continue reading Shambley State College
You've seen the commercials. Or if you haven't, I'm going to tell you about them now. On my Facebook page, I told you that in tribute to my grandpa who recently passed away, I would share with you my beloved childhood summer vacations. Michigan? Every year we headed north for a week or so to … Continue reading Pure Michigan
During my time in St. Louis, I met a girl who had a HUGE impact on my life. She taught me to love who I am and where I am from, and she taught me to do what makes me happy. You might be familiar with her work. This girl has an endearing love for her college town, … Continue reading Athens, the US Edition
Well, the secret's out… Soon, I will be leaving St. Louis and heading across the state to live in Kansas City. Since March of 2011, St. Louis has been my home, and although we've had our ups and downs, I'd say it's not some place I'll never visit again. In the true fashion of closure, … Continue reading Sayonara St. Louis!
"Oh but you love your job!" It's right, I was one of the few people who LOVED what I was doing. Getting up and going into work wasn't a problem for me, for two years straight. My boss was a dream mentor, constantly encouraging and challenging me so that I was able to discover and … Continue reading My dream job turned into a nightmare
I've been hearing that it's easy to get a SIM card for your smart phone when you're abroad and stay just in touch with home as you would ... well, at home. When I went to Europe, backpacking with A in 2010, we didn't have SIM cards. Hell, I didn't have a smart phone. Staying … Continue reading A Euro Trip, in limited texts to home
Hi there! I will come back to this, but I just wanted to ask... Are there fall colors where you are? I'd love to see them! I'm heading back to the Midwest after spending a week in Colorado where I realized how beautiful the yellow Aspens are and how lucky we are to have deciduous … Continue reading Colorado Fall Colors