March 27, 2023

How Synchronized Swimming Introduced Me to Travel

Growing up in a sports-centered household means trying every sport you can think of before you find the right one for you. Go back about 16 years and that was me. Trying to find the right sport was probably one of my biggest decisions as an 8 year old. That is until I came across […]
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March 6, 2023

Preparing for My First Cycling Tour in Europe

The Plan Simply put, I’m going on my first cycling tour in Europe, traveling around Italy, France, and Spain for four months. Does that sound wild to you? It does to me too! But that’s my plan.  I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve cycled a few long days near where I live, but […]
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February 28, 2023

Visiting Croatia With a Schengen Visa in 2023

Breaking News: Croatia Joins the Schengen Zone in 2023 Have you heard the news about Croatia joining the Schengen Zone? Croatia becoming a full member of the European Union (EU) is not insignificant. The Schengen Zone is made up of countries primarily in the European Union that do not require internal border checks.  One change is […]
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February 28, 2023

Leaning into the Dalmatian Lifestyle in Split, Croatia

Tea Vukorepa is a global tourism professional living in her hometown of Split, Croatia. A popular destination for tourists, the coastal city spreads over a peninsula on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Split boasts an ideal Mediterranean climate, daily sunsets over the clear, blue water, and a city center more than 1,700 years […]
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December 7, 2022

The Capital of Christmas in Strasbourg, France

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Before moving to Strasbourg, France, I had no idea it was considered the “Capital of Christmas.” I always thought that title belonged to some city in Germany or maybe the Laplands in Finland, but surprise, it belongs to Strasbourg.  Being a “newbie” to Strasbourg in […]
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November 23, 2022

The Erasmus Program Inspired My Life Abroad

The Erasmus Program was only 10 months of my life but it has completely changed it forever.” I wrote this after my Erasmus program for the ESN (Erasmus Student Network) when they asked me to sum up my year abroad in one sentence. After considering what I should submit, I decided on the above quote […]
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November 2, 2022

5 Curiosities About Being an Au Pair in Finland

If you’ve read my other articles, you’ll know that I’m currently living in Spain. So where did being an au pair in Finland come from?! For this article, I’m diving back to my first experience of living abroad, which has been a catalyst for much of my travelling life since.  I was an au pair […]
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October 19, 2022

5 Must See Neighborhoods in Chicago

A few common images that infiltrate the Internet if you Google “neighborhoods in Chicago” may be images of The Loop (the city’s main tourist area), the Magnificent Mile, River North, or the emblematic Gold Coast.  But behind all of that lies the other side of Chicago.  The scent of spices, the diversity of people from […]
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October 12, 2022

5 Things to Do in the Czech Republic

Prague has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. So I was super excited when the opportunity came to do a road trip there. We had a few weeks for vacation, so we decided to spend it traveling through the Czech Republic. We quickly realized there are so many things […]
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October 5, 2022

Sometimes Moving Forward Looks Like Moving Backward

It’s a bit strange for me to write this article. And as a reader, if you’ve read the first two articles of this series, you’ll likely find my decisions to be strange too. In early 2022 I made the active decision, on my own terms, to move back to Los Angeles at the beginning of […]
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