The Ladies’ Guide to Living in a Man’s World

Hey ladies! This post is for you! So we all know existing in this world as a woman is difficult. From dealing with catcalling to the extremely worrying rate of sexual assault, it’s definitely not a piece of cake!! We’ve all been groped at clubs, felt a little nervous when the Uber driver started asking [...]

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Lebanon in Five Days + Rethinking “Home”

Lebanon is a country often too small to be denoted on a map--it's only 10,452 square kilometers! However, in our five days there, we weren't even able to see all of the ~main tourist attractions~. Taylor, Caroline, and I stayed with Rashed at his apartment in Beirut, and he drove us all around the northern part [...]

Istanbul: The Essentials (Through My Friends’ Eyes)

Hello lovely readers! As I continue backpacking the Middle East, I'll keep sharing my top tips for everyone. This week, I thought we'd mix it up a bit, and I'd bring you the perspectives of my friends! I was in Istanbul, Turkey last week with three friends I met while teaching abroad in Delhi, India [...]

How to Survive Long Travel

Hello loves! I'm writing to you from the Copenhagen airport. It is 10:18 in the morning my time; 3:18 in the morning at home. That means I left for the Minneapolis airport 47 hours and 38 minutes ago, and I'm still not at my final destination. Here's the whole story: I booked a flight path [...]

10 Things I Learned on my 10-Week Social Media Break

Hi friends! Well, I'm on the way to Turkey! I have six flights over 51 hours to get there, and I'm currently sitting at the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, New York. I have three flights after this, and a 20-hour layover in Copenhagen, which will be cool! Just over 10 weeks ago, I was sitting [...]

ten things you might not know about me! (+ other updates)

hi hi hi! it's been a moment--but i have several new followers, so i thought i'd reintroduce myself to all you newbies around here 🙂 also, i took a personal break from instagram, twitter, and snapchat, so i've included some recent photos and whatnot! 1. i'm studying at the university of minnesota - twin cities, [...]