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A Day in Yellowstone

At the end of June, I had the opportunity to go to Billings for a job. I was on the edge of my seat with excitement of going somewhere new and doing something almost by myself. My friends S came along to help drive, but she didn’t drive and that’s […]

Top 5 Essential Carry On Items

I’m sure you have all seen those photos on Pinterest when people show you their essential items. Well, here is my list. I have tried to get away from checking luggage (even though it’s free for me) just because it goes to the destinations whether I get on the plane […]

The Classy Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas

  The nights were free with points earned through Choice Hotels and for once we got a hotel that wasn’t your standard cookie-cutter hotel. It was actually a little classy complete with the rooftop pool. A mere block from the famed Freemont Street where you can expierence the zipline, concerts, […]

24 Hours in Key West

This was my first adventure completely on my own and I can’t wait until I have the time to go somewhere again. While the trip wasn’t the best due to lack of planning on my part, I still enjoyed the time by myself in an “exotic” location. My first attempt […]

Handling Your Money Abroad

Honestly, I don’t handle my money as well as I would like in regular life or when traveling. However, I do have a routine that seems to work well enough (for now) when I am abroad. My first trip abroad was to Spain in the summer of 2012. I was […]

Four Days in Death Valley

The first things that come to mind when I think of Death Valley is hot, desert, no shade, snakes and scorpions. While it is true that Death Valley has all of those things, it is so much more than a collection of lizards and overheated sediments. It’s beautiful and full […]

Why I Love Spain

Plaza Mayor, Madrid I absolutely love Spain! It has been over two and a half years since I have been there and I am dying to go back. I want to visit my host family and the new friends that I made while I was there. Over my winter holiday […]

Spring Blooms in Fargo

Spring is such a lovely time of year in the north. The snow has finally melted, the grass is turning green, and the trees are coming back to life. Every couple of years there is a super bloom of flowering trees and this was one of those years. The flowers […]