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
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
Otherwise known as "that one time I tried to buy drugs in a foreign country." A group of five girls and myself took a Bahamian cruise for spring break. After we spent the morning soaking up alcohol, sunshine and saltwater jet-skiing above the clear blue water in an inlet just outside of Nassau, we decided … Continue reading Alone in Nassau
This post is specifically regarding Chitown, but these tips can be applied to any trip that you happen to be taking with a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. I'm just going to be open and honest, I've never really wanted to go to Chicago. If I'm going to go to a big city that gets … Continue reading 4 tips to traveling with an “other” – Chicago