What to Pack: Iceland in the Winter

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark." -John Muir How many times can you hear the phrase, "Are you crazy?" before you actually start to believe that you are? When you hear the word "Iceland," your mind automatically bolds and underlines "ICE." No, Iceland … Continue reading What to Pack: Iceland in the Winter

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A Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

“We have always loved traveling. Whether it be by plane, train, or automobile. For a quick weekend or an epic adventure just say the word and our bags are packed." -Lauren and Kenin Bassart A mere 2-3 hours from Washington, D.C., Charlottesville is the perfect getaway if you're looking for an easy and booze-filled mini … Continue reading A Weekend in Charlottesville, VA

Day Trip From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover, & Greenwich

“Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life." -Michael Palin As you can likely tell from my previous posts, day trips are my thing. I think I've done just about every single one from London that they offer. … Continue reading Day Trip From London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover, & Greenwich

3 girls, 3 countries, 3 days

“This is why once you’ve traveled for the first time all you want to do is leave again. They call it the travel bug, but really it’s the effort to return to a place where you are surrounded by people who speak the same language as you. Not English or Spanish or Mandarin or Portuguese, … Continue reading 3 girls, 3 countries, 3 days

I Blow All My Money & Don’t Regret It

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” -Elizabeth Gilbert I was a serial-saver for 8 years. From my first paycheck at 14 until the age of 21, I saved and saved. Tucking as much money into a reserve account that I possibly could. Only after I found myself tumbling across Europe, I decided that my … Continue reading I Blow All My Money & Don’t Regret It

How the Heck Did I Land This Job?

“It's not about a trophy, a placing or a prize. It's about setting goals and surpassing them. It's about discipline, dedication, willpower, reaching deep down and finding inner strength that you didn't even know you had. It's about structure and putting in the work and following the plan. It's science and I'm a living experiment. … Continue reading How the Heck Did I Land This Job?

The Truth About Moving Home After Graduation

“Someone once told me not to bite off more than I could chew. I said I'd rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.” -Unknown Moving home after you receive that diploma may sound charming, right? No rent. Free food. Family meals. The list could go on. But what you don’t realize is that you’re … Continue reading The Truth About Moving Home After Graduation