One of my favorite things about traveling is exploring national parks with their forests, trails, mountains, and lakes. Ocala National Forest isn't too far from where my grandparents live in The Villages, Florida, and even though I went there last year with my parents and Charlotte, we didn't have enough time to visit Ocala. Right… Continue reading Expected Monkey Sightings
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
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
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.
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
Are you ready to enter the New Year Giveaway?! You should be! The prize bundle you can win includes a penguin keychain from Serengetee, a gold stainless steel reusable straw (with a pipe cleaner) from Sandcloud, and a shark fin ring also from Sandcloud. I'll also throw in a small gift as a surprise! Serengetee… Continue reading Enter Now!
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