Best Frozen Treats in New Orleans

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

Holiday Spotlight: Luna Fête & the Miracle on Fulton Street

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

31 Ways to Spend 31 December Days in New Orleans

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

Picture Perfect: Plitvice Lakes National Park

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

Study Abroad Essentials: What to Pack & What to Ditch!

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!