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A Crash Course to Planning a Trip in A Day

It’s inevitable. At some point in your life, I guarantee that you will be planing a trip in a day. Sometimes you have to plan a trip in a day and boy oh boy does that suck. That’s usually how all my trips go because it’s usually the day before […]

Oahu May Be Paradise

With photos like these it’s easy to see why Oahu is the paradise of America. Sorry all other states on the ocean. You just cannot beat the South Pacific, there is just something absolutely magical about it. The main road out of Honolulu up to the North Shore is a normal […]

Six Signs the Travel Bug Has Bitten

I feel like I need to preface this with a paragraph about the times I spent gallivanting across the US. Learning about different things and my own personal style of travel. But there is nothing to say. These six things are something I consider to be side effects of my […]

I’m Learning A New Language

For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a fascination with languages. I don’t really know where that fascination came from, but I think it had something to do with the Spanish language game my parents had bought me when I was a youngster. I think I was […]

The Super Blood Lunar Eclipse

It’s no secret to those that know me that I love everything and anything to do with outer space. Mom and Dad, I blame you guys for being total Trekkies and turning me into one too! I grew up watching Star Trek (Deep Space Nine (I loved the comet), The Next […]

My First Airbnb Experience

I’ve read on many travel blogs how wonderful Airbnb is and the concept is fantastic. However my first Airbnb experience has a lot to be desired. I was on my way to Hawaii and in Minneapolis, in fact, when I reached out and requested to book a bed in this […]

Postcard Perfect Death Valley

When I went to Death Valley, the one thing I was not expecting was the beauty of it. I was expecting it to be a dead place full of rocks, perfect for my inner geologist! But a little sad, because I love places teeming with life. What I found was […]

Tips for Surviving the Semester

I’ll be honest, I was excited for the semester to start so I could have a set schedule again. I’m still super excited about this semester as I am taking a class on the Ottoman Empire (hey, it’s fun for a history nerd!), American Colonial History (I have to take […]

finding your inner zen

Finding Your Inner Zen

The one place I have been dying to go to ever since last December when I was planning a trip to the Marianas Islands via a stopover in Tokyo is actually go to Japan. Which I have plans of going to in a couple years provided some things fall into […]

Life in Rural North Dakota

August 18, 2015, marks eight years living in North Dakota. So what is life really like in rural North Dakota? In the summer, when the thermometer can peak at temperatures of 105 degrees, life couldn’t be better. Well, it could be cooler. In the winter when the wind chill drops […]