Hostel Love

   4 a.m. on Monday morning, and I am standing at the Clark and Lake Blue Line station waiting for the train to show up. My time has come to leave Chicago. The sun is not due to rise for at least two hours. I don't know how I am functioning. I didn't go to … Continue reading Hostel Love

Louisville- The Highlands

While I haven't spent much time in Louisville, I suggest anyone visiting go to The Highlands area. With wall murals and open late cafes and bars, this place is a Hipster area. From seeing the string lights hanging at cafes and the comic book store that's open until 2 am on Friday night, I think … Continue reading Louisville- The Highlands

Amsterdam

  The most beautiful aspect of Amsterdam, in my opinion, is their intricate and vast span of canals. Whether you wander up and down the canal streets during the day or night, the view is breathtaking.    At night, the lights shine and reflect off the water. You can see the setting sun or rising moon as … Continue reading Amsterdam

A time for firsts 

One important part about traveling is trying new things. You and your friends rent a condo at the beach, so try a new meal when you go out to eat. You visit a new city for the first time, so try staying in a hostel. Give it a go. The list goes on and on. … Continue reading A time for firsts 

Edinburgh

I found this house as I wandered around Circus Place in Edinburgh, Scotland. One thing that stood out for me was how GREEN Scotland was. Not only did I see the castle atop of a green hill/mountain. But there were flourishing gardens and parks every way I turned. It was truly stunning. The color is … Continue reading Edinburgh

Take a moment to breathe

It was a chilly, overcast day in Paris, and I'm sitting upon the hill that is home to Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Montmartre. My second day in Paris has led me here via the Metro. For the first time while on my European excursion, I am taking time to breathe and relax. Amsterdam was my first stop. … Continue reading Take a moment to breathe

Top 10 from my European Holiday

This list is in no particular order. They are just my top memories and experiences from the trip. Smoking weed and trying edibles in Amsterdam. The fun fact is- weed is not actually legal in Amsterdam. It is decriminalized and the city hosts dozens of "coffee shops" where people go to buy and smoke weed. … Continue reading Top 10 from my European Holiday