5 Tip for Traveling on an Airplane

5 Tip for Traveling on an Airplane

I have flown on so many flights now that I have lost count, but each time I arrive at the airport and get on a plane I learn new ways to make my time at the airport and on board the plane easier. I won’t bore you by bringing all the tips a million bloggers have already said, like making sure you wear things (like boots instead of sneakers) to go through security quicker or being aware of airport prices…

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Pub Crawls in Vienna

Pub Crawls in Vienna

When I decided to head off to Vienna for a few days after working, I thought it would be a nice and relaxing time spent sightseeing and sleeping. I thought Vienna would be a sleepy city, a place where Mozart had spent many years and where other musicians came from all over the world to fulfill their passion of music. I had no idea Vienna would end up being filled with so many sleepless nights watching sunrises in the middle…

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10 Things I Want to See and Do in 2017!

10 Things I Want to See and Do in 2017!

Most people see January has always been a time of renewal, trying new things, becoming an overall good person for the New Year, and I am no different. This time of year is when I make way for things I want to see and do for the rest of the year. I check my vision board and swap out pictures of what I’ve done for pictures of things that what I want to do in the future. This new year…

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An Austrian Summer

An Austrian Summer

Living in Austria after two months in Italy felt different. It was as if I had stepped off the train on a different planet, rather than a new country. Everything in the town, called St. Andrae, was quiet and calm with cool weather; colder than the previous months had been. This Austrian country shares a border with Germany and spoke the same German language, so there was a sense of familiarity in the architecture, culture and landscape, specifically, because of…

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

366 days. What a year it has been! Dr. Seuss once wrote (and to reuse the quote every valedictorian has used and will ever use): “Oh the places you’ll go! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… Get on your way!” I remember hearing these words as a young adult, in the wake of my eighteenth birthday, as I sat next to my classmates and thinking of what the years ahead would bring. Would I travel? Would I…

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Restless Nights on an Endless Train

Restless Nights on an Endless Train

After an unforgettable two weeks in Cattolica, I was off to live in a new city and meet a new host family but this time was different. Typically, every time I traveled to a new location for work I would leave on a Friday morning and the journey to my new home only lasted about two hours. This time, three people I worked with and myself would all be traveling for a total of fourteen hours. We would go from…

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Late Nights in Cattolica

Late Nights in Cattolica

Cattolica, a town set in the province of Rimini, is a sweet oasis by the sea for many Italians. Before I even knew where I was headed, I had asked the universe that I be placed in a house situated in the middle of a town; that way I could easily wander about and soak in the area during the week. The last two host families I had lived with my host families had been quite young, so I also…

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Lost in Washington D.C

Lost in Washington D.C

Here’s a fun fact not many people know about me; I was born very close to D.C. in the nearby city of Silver Spring. Although D.C. was never my home for a long time, it’s always been a place that I was familiar with, because I visited often. On my most recent trip I was only in the city for a day, which was plenty of time to see some sights and go back to a place I once called…

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Small Towns near Modena, Italy

Small Towns near Modena, Italy

I arrived to Modena’s train station on one very early morning about to begin my two week journey all by myself. I said goodbye to Ryan on the train as he ventured off to Milan. Ryan and the rest of my new friends were about to begin working at new camps while I was leaving to be an au pair for two weeks. I remember feeling terrified and nervous, much like I had been at the beginning of this whole…

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Uptown NYC: A Tour of Holly Golightly’s Hot Spots

Uptown NYC: A Tour of Holly Golightly’s Hot Spots

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.” Famous lines once uttered by the fabulous Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Holly Golightly and New York City are two things that will always go together. I have always been fascinated by this movie and the city it’s set in. On this visit to New York, I was determined to go to as many spots that were in the film…

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