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Quality over Quantity

I recently read Grace’s blog updates post over at a Texan in Tokyo. There was a lot of stuff that didn’t relate to my blog, as I don’t draw comics (I really can’t draw that well anyway), and I don’t have all the free time of the day to dedicate […]

When I Grow Up

e’ve all heard this question throughout our lives. What do you want to be when you grow up? At first I wanted to be a Bay Watch Lifeguard, a Star Trek officer, then a vet, a teacher, an astrophysicist, an anesthesiologist, a teacher, a dog handler, a petroleum geologist, an […]

Taking the Light Rail to the Mall of America

So you’re stuck in the Minneapolis airport with a crazy long layover. What do you do? You can explore the Airport Mall, but after years of passing through the airport and seeing all of the same stuff, the Airport Mall gets incredibly repetitive. Another popular option from when I was […]

Why Do You Want to Start a Blog?

Four years ago on July 19th I dove head first into the world of blogging unsure of everything. I was a shy, 17 year-old high school girl content to hide in the back of the classroom with my nose in a book. I wrote my blog under the pen name of […]

planing a trip

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 […]