In 2018 I set myself a goal of completing 52 hikes in 52 weeks. Most of these I completed as a solo hiker, and I had no idea where to start! So, even if you’ve never hiked by yourself before, or you hike every weekend (in which case holy cow you rock because I wish I had your self discipline to wake up and drive into the mountains every Saturday), I want to share 10 of my favorite accessible, beginner, and visitor friendly routes within an hour of Denver, because sometimes finding the right trail is the hardest part! … More 10 Beginner-Friendly Solo Hikes Near Denver
With the hot temps coming back to New Orleans I decided to do some research outside of my academic obligations and go on a hunt for Nola’s best frozen treats. Still technically research right…?The amazing thing about New Orleans is that there’s always one million and one ways to eat your favorite foods in this city, so if you’re craving an icy treat to temporarily appease melting from the humidity in this swamp we call home, look no further! … More Best Frozen Treats in New Orleans
For this weekend’s adventure in New Orleans I checked out Arts Council New Orleans’
2016 Luna Fête and the Miracle on Fulton Street with my friend Cara. I’m always amazed at the millions of ways that New Orleans knows how to celebrate anything and everything- and this weekend was no exception! I’d been looking forward to the event since featuring it in my 31 Ways to Spend 31 December Days in New Orleans and it totally lived up to the hype. Both of the events have quickly become mainstays on the annual NOLA calendar, so I wanted to share so of my favorite moments from the night as well as some background on the celebrations. … More Holiday Spotlight: Luna Fête & the Miracle on Fulton Street
There’s no doubt that New Orleans is an absolutely magical city to live in year round- but December in NOLA always feels especially enchanted. I’m still not quite used to twinkling string lights and mistletoe in 75 degree weather, but the plethora of holiday festivities makes the winter season cozy and bright regardless of the temperature. I have yet to move away from this city, and I still have a huge fear of missing out- so I’ve scoured the events pages and fliers to put together my top 31 events in New Orleans for December. … More 31 Ways to Spend 31 December Days in New Orleans
My ultimate in-flight playlist featuring folktronica, electronic influenced top hits, lesser knowns, personal faves that have stood the test of time, and of course my guilty pleasures. Be sure to checkout the complete Spotify playlist at the end! (over 60 songs!) … More Ultimate In-Flight Playlist: Pop Chillout & Folktronica
We’ve all seen it plastered across Pinterest and lists declaring the “most beautiful places in the world,” but are the pictures too good to be true? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I cannot recommend making a trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park enough- because wow.Check out my top 5 tips on how to make your Plitvice Parks visit as picture perfect as possible! … More Picture Perfect: Plitvice Lakes National Park
After you decide to study abroad, packing up for the trip can be a bit of a beast! I still struggle with making smart decisions when packing (4 lipsticks when I typically wear none..why not? maybe I will in Europe! (I didn’t)), BUT I do have some solid items I know now were literal saviors and some that were extra pounds in my suitcase. Here are my picks and skips for study abroad! … More Study Abroad Essentials: What to Pack & What to Ditch!