Has My Dream…Come True?

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!

When the Empire Falls

As I hurried down the metro stairs to catch the train out of Paris, I saw the mother with her empty stroller just in time to slow down as I rounded the corner. Her little boy had almost achieved a great victory as his stubby toddler legs escalated the final step. I couldn’t help but … Continue reading When the Empire Falls

Discovering Tuscany: Florence Edition

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

The Tall Girl’s Essential Guide to Santorini, Greece

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

10 Ways to Travel ‘Out of the Box’

 Researched and Written by Kelli Klaus (originally written as an article pitch for Foxnews.com, but as it wasn't used, I figured I should still get the advice out.) Americans are shaking out their numb, cubicle-trapped legs, packing their bags, and hitting the road -or the air- this summer. Warmer months are certainly the time to … Continue reading 10 Ways to Travel ‘Out of the Box’