Hostel? Don’t you mean hotel?

Nope. Far from the mistake that landed Mariah Carey in a hostel for the night in a genius ad, we typed that term into Google's search bar deliberately.  Much like the word itself, hostels are pretty similar to hotels--minus that one misplaced letter/weird roommate/pillow that leaves us thinking, "there's something...off about this." Before we booked … Continue reading Hostel? Don’t you mean hotel?

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The City of Lights, Love, and Ladurée

I UNFOLDED THE WORN photo I had kept in my wallet for the last four years. It was a glimpse of Paris; monuments caught in a blur of movement while the Seine anchored them from the center. It was an overwhelmingly gray photo, but it was Paris. Today, I would go back. The first time … Continue reading The City of Lights, Love, and Ladurée

The Perfect Weekend in Amsterdam: A To-Do List

All European cities are insanely gorgeous; picturesque houses, ancient walkways, iconic monuments, and a relaxed atmosphere practically seep into every photo I take. That doesn’t mean once you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all, though. Let’s take Amsterdam for example. When you think of Amsterdam, do you think of The Fault in Our Stars or … Continue reading The Perfect Weekend in Amsterdam: A To-Do List

A Short Note On Amsterdam

WE STEPPED OUT OF Amsterdam Centraal Station and immediately began to jump up and down with excitement. I cannot even exaggerate how stupidly happy we must have looked in that moment but I promise you, that happiness stayed with us the entire trip. Our four days in Amsterdam were filled with little happy moments that … Continue reading A Short Note On Amsterdam

Thoughts From Uni: On real-life reality and the magic in between

london, england february 9-11 OUR TIGHTS-CLAD STEPS FELL into unison as we hurried down the dodgily lit road. Spicy scents wafting from Eastern European hole-in-the-wall restaurants fought with the unavoidable stench of sewer as we passed the pale green and dingy yellow snail painted in what seemed like an accident on the side of a … Continue reading Thoughts From Uni: On real-life reality and the magic in between

Thoughts From Uni: On Adjustment and Skirts In Cold Weather

27.1.2018 THE PASSENGER CAR SWAYED in a gentle side-to-side movement as the train advanced toward Liverpool. Passengers chatted around us, some loud, some whispering. After each stop, more and more commuters piled on throughout the hour-long ride from Manchester. We, however, were barricaded by the embarrassingly large amount of luggage shoved between the two of … Continue reading Thoughts From Uni: On Adjustment and Skirts In Cold Weather

Big Move, Three Suitcases.

So you’re probably wondering what exactly is going on here. The majority of these long-winded posts tagged under the SPELL IT OUT FOR ME section will serve the purpose of catching up friends and family on my travels through the U.K. and Europe during the next five months. If you haven’t heard, I’ll be living … Continue reading Big Move, Three Suitcases.