NAFSA First-Timer: My Conference Essentials

San Diego Bay

My very first NAFSA conference is in the books, and I had a fantastic experience. While it was great, it can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why I decided to share some tips on what essentials are an absolute must when … Continue reading

Life Lessons From a Seven-Year-Old


A few months ago I returned from Zambia on a volunteer teaching program. I went there to teach kids in the community. But I came back home with the discovery that not only did I teach them, but they taught me. … Continue reading

Top 4 Ways to Reduce Stress While Traveling

Stress-Free Travel

No matter where you are traveling, there is always a lot of planning that is associated so you will be prepared, especially if you have other commitments that you have to take care of at home. Hopefully these tips will … Continue reading

Traveling Within Borders

United States License Plates

If you have been keeping up with my blog you will know that I recently went on my first road trip about a month ago. It was a fantastic spring break, but it also made me realize something special. Travel … Continue reading

Music, Art, and Vampires

New Orleans Mississippi River

Of course, we had to start off our last full day in New Orleans with early morning beignets from Cafe DuMonde. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and indulged in the doughy, powder sugary goodness while looking over the Mississippi River. … Continue reading

Soaking Up New Orleans

Beads on Bourbon

What better way to start our first full day in New Orleans than by going to a cemetery? We went to St. Louis Cemetary No. 1 and walked around inside to see all the above ground tombs. It is the … Continue reading

On The Road Again, Heading To NOLA!

Alligator and Catfish

Although I would have loved to stay longer in Pigeon Forge, we had New Orleans ahead of us and I couldn’t be more excited! First, we had a few pit stops to make along the way. We stopped in Chattanooga, Tennessee … Continue reading

Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires

Smoky Mountains

A few hours later and we arrived in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! As we entered the town it was like we were in some childhood dream. There were so many fun activities for kids to do, or adults that want to … Continue reading

Road Trip 2014: Nashville and Onwards!

Broadway Nashville

This year I spent my final spring break on my first ever road trip in the company of great friends. The first stop was Nashville, Tennessee. The first night there we started with dinner at Saint Anejo for some delicious Mexican … Continue reading