Guest Posts

What Started My Career as a Travel Agent

It all started by my really good friend asking me to plan their Disney Adoption Celebration trip in March 2018. I am a HUGE Disney lover, and I have had annual passes just about my whole life. She knew I could do it and make sure it was a MAGICAL Disney Trip. So, I did… Continue reading What Started My Career as a Travel Agent

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The Expedition Never Really Ends

Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track and field, and few friends.… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends

The States

Safari in the Sunshine State

Walt Disney World in Florida offers a few different parks, but my mind was set on going on the safari ride in Animal Kingdom, so Charlotte and I did just that. This park didn't have nearly as many rides as some of the others, but in exchange for it, we saw many animals in a… Continue reading Safari in the Sunshine State

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Travel is Change

Travel is change; change can trigger. Change and mental health work at cross purposes to each other. Change of any sort can be symptom-inducing and a trigger for the worst aspects of mental health issues. Ironically, travel is in its every essence change. Change of place, change of environment, change of routine, change of circumstance. It is… Continue reading Travel is Change

The States

The Best Beach in the U.S.

As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.

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Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit

One of the many benefits of living in Germany is taking advantage of the numerous festivals and traditional celebrations throughout the region.Christmas (Weihnachten) Markets, or more accurately Advent Markets, pop up in nearly every town and city across Germany in the weeks before Christmas.Hundreds of vendors peddle bakery items, wooden scenes and toys and hand-painted… Continue reading Christmas Markets Lift Your Spirit

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Clarity at the Eiffel Tower

A Family Trip Saved My Sanity Back in the fall of 2017, the idea of living in Germany was romantic and exciting. Starting my freelance writing business was exhilarating and empowering. Traveling Europe and sharing experiences with my husband and kids was endearing.Then we arrived, and I felt overwhelmed.We left 10 years of memories and… Continue reading Clarity at the Eiffel Tower

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New Year, New(ish) Blog

I've been away for quite some time, which I apologize for! I just can't seem to keep up with this blog as I have my internship, take classes, and work on personal projects (including my first poetry collection!). I will be posting again beginning in the new year with many new things to come, which… Continue reading New Year, New(ish) Blog

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Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP

I still have lots to tell you about Charlotte's visit in May, including our time in Florida, as well as my own trip to Colorado shortly after. Keep a lookout for those posts coming in the next weeks! For now, I recently wrote an article for my internship with Study Breaks Magazine about some travel… Continue reading Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP

The States

Lake Geneva Hike: Overview & Tips

In Lake Geneva Hike (Part I), I told you about my hesitation and anxiety of doing this hike and that it all went away as we started walking. I had nothing to worry about, and nature is always a great reminder of that. It seems to be a great anti-depressant and anti-anxiety med. I couldn't… Continue reading Lake Geneva Hike: Overview & Tips