As 2016 comes to a close, I've looked back with such a full heart at the fun times and dear friends I've made this year since moving to Los Angeles in June.
What do puppies and new people and God stories and random acts of kindness and men ridiculously in love with Jesus have in common? You'll just have to click on the link to find out!
I'm still in shock that my blog posts on the StudentUniverse travel blog were the most viewed for the month of January! A small monetary gift for that is trivial compared to the excitement and pride at reaching a personal dream of being an official 'travel writer'! Thank you to everyone for clicking on the links and reading through my posts...can't wait to see where the Lord takes this-trusting Him through anything!
Our new family tradition is to choose just one word to focus on in the New Year, as opposed to a list of lofty goals usually given up on by February. I started thinking about my word for the New Year around Thanksgiving, and contemplated it while serving at the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa … Continue reading 2016: The Year of Sacrifice
Audrey knew best, so now I give my reasons for why a traveler to Paris will always enjoy their time in the City of Love.
The following facts, tips, and figures of speech were compiled over my time spent in Rome, Pisa, Cascina, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Milan, and Genova. I found them fascinating, comical, or thought-provoking, so I knew I had to share them on my blog!
The guidebooks were correct on one thing: Florence is overflowing with tourists. I heard more English or German being spoken than I did Italian in this city of over 360,000 locals. If tourists are swarming, it must be for good reason. I almost didn't go because of low expectations and a lingering tiredness from the … Continue reading Discovering Tuscany: Florence Edition
There's no debate. Tuscany is the most beautiful region of Italy. Pisa Edition of my review of 3 towns of Tuscany.
"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." C.S. Lewis
If you're headed to the dreamy Greek island of Santorini or contemplating a journey there, this is my tried and true guide on how to do it well. And on a college graduate's budget! CONQUERING SANTORINI Getting there: Take the fast ferry. The slow ferry won't be that much cheaper (if it is at all), … Continue reading The Tall Girl’s Essential Guide to Santorini, Greece
The Greek way of life is so different to Westernized culture...but that's not a bad thing. They've found a balance we lack, and I fell in love with Greek culture in the short time I was there.
The nation of Israel is so unlike anywhere else I've been. I mentioned in my last post that I've experienced the most culture shock here, and I believe that has translated to learning the most lessons as well. I've promised myself to never stop learning. Having that degree on the wall (or stuffed away in the … Continue reading 26 Things To Know About Israel