I leave for France in 23 days. My current largest challenge is how to spend these days here in the states. It is so easy to get lost in the sea of Pinterest, blogs, and research. But I want to live now. I want to live new. How do I stay content? The real question is, how can I remain happy here in my small, slow, nearly dead college town with international travel looking over my shoulder the whole time? Yesterday, I made the decision to go for a hike. It was a trail I have done a couple times before at Rodburn Park. ButRead More →

What are we supposed to do in between adventures? As travelers and wanderlusters, we don’t have it as easy as living souly in the realm of new experiences. Whether it is working to save money up for your next trip, or just living in the time between travel. But that doesn’t mean out wanderlust is magically toned back or satisfied. Therefore, I propose a toast to wildflowers. You know that trail you’ve hiked 258 times? Or that lake you visit on the daily? Revisit them, but this time with the motive of creating the most beautiful bouquet nature can possibly provide. Wildflowers don’t grow in theRead More →

When I decided that I wanted to become a travel writer, the first response I got was my wallet. “Hey, remember me? I’m empty…” it said. After taking it out and looking inside, I found it was right. But that can’t stop me! If I truly am passionate about traveling, I will find a way. And a way I have found! My first tip, when talking about saving for travel, is that you truly are going to have to limit your excess. However, I am a student with a work study position, so if I can do it, so can you!! Excess in your life mightRead More →