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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 […]

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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 […]

First Time Planning with Trover

By the time this post is live, I will be living the good life: sipping cocktails on Waikiki, exploring replicas of ancient Japanese temples, and soaking in the culture that is Hawaii. This is my first time planning with Trover and I am excited to see how it works out! […]

The Valley of Fire

This spring when I went to Vegas to see The Eagles in concert at the MGM I went exploring. The Valley of Fire had been on my list of must see geological places ever since mom told me how spectacular it was when they saw the Eagles months earlier. Just […]

Postcards From the Sky

One of my favorite things about flying everywhere is the view from the window seat. Over the years I have gathered a collection of beautiful photos from the sky. I love flying out of Fargo around the beginning of August! The land always looks like a beautiful patchwork quilt. Clouds […]