As August comes to a halting close, I am at a loss for words. How did time move so quickly? How has it been a month since my Second City internship ended? How has it already been so long since I moved out of my State St. dorm in downtown Chicago? So many questions. As … Continue reading Summer In The City: A Time of New Experiences
The sun is high in the sky, and it has just hit noon on Friday afternoon. I'm sitting on the rooftop of the hostel's building in Wicker Park. London boy finally came back from a party he went to the night before. "You should keep a blog for your summer," he says. "I already have … Continue reading Farewell London Rooftop Boy
Imagine that you’re alone, standing at the top of the Eiffel Tour just as the sun sets. What goes through your mind at that very moment? As your eyes wander, do you feel a sense of peace and excitement standing there alone? There are many benefits to traveling alone. Here are 12 things I’ve gained … Continue reading 12 Things You Learn When You Adventure The World Alone
They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince. The last few "frogs" I have kissed are more like toads. They are not even worthy of being called frogs. That is how bad my luck has gone with the last few guys in the picture. Each one only played a … Continue reading Single Girl Chronicles
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
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
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
It's less than 48 hours since I hopped on my flight from Edinburgh. The flight drama and details are a story for another time. I'm sitting in my floor surrounded by things I bought from each city. How do I explain my travels? I don't want this to be like a journal where I just … Continue reading Can You See the Stars Over Amsterdam?