3 Apr 2017

Long Beach, CA

Population: 462,257

 Life has been pretty mundane here in gloomy Oregon, so my boyfriend and I made a trip down to Long Beach, California to visit friends and family on his spring break. We have a very tentative plan to maybe move to southern California on...

28 May 2016

Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland 

population: 1,920 people and 10,000+ sheep

In celebration of my parents' 35th wedding anniversary, my family and I hopped on a plane from Chicago to Dublin, en route to a ten day Irish excursion. The entire trip was filled with fun, food, a...

18 Apr 2016

St. Louis, MO 

population: 318,416 

Three weeks from today, I will be a college graduate. This is starting to freak me out, so my boyfriend planned a weekend getaway to ease my mind. We booked a cheap hotel and spent Saturday exploring the city, with no talk of finals or...

4 Mar 2016

Airports are hectic, car rides are boring, and there is sure to be a weirdo initiating unrequited conversation on any given train you board. The best way to lose track of time is cooped up with a good book, tuning out your uneventful surroundings en route to your desti...

15 Jun 2015

Amsterdam, Holland 

population: 779,808

Following a particularly stressful architecture studio review this week, my roommate and I booked a trip to Amsterdam on a whim. Although Berlin is notorious for sex appeal (the city's motto is, "Poor, but sexy") I can say I have n...

5 Apr 2015

This article's orginal title was, "How I got by in New York City on $100 and Why You Should Never Take My Advice." There is a time and place for skimping out to save a buck, but your vacation is not always one of them. Learn from my mistakes as well as my successes. Co...

16 Mar 2015

San Francisco, CA

population: 837,442

This past week I traded my typical dreary Midwestern weather for some California sunshine. I spent my spring break shadowing a company in San Francisco and testing out my solo travel skills. Adulthood is rapidly approaching and I fin...

8 Dec 2014

Because of my affinity for travel, I have decided to start a new series on my blog, which I will call, "Well-spent Weekends." Here I will document my weekend getaways, from the must-see tourist stops to the hole-in-the-wall coffee shops. 

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