Welcome to Brazil! Bem-vindo ao Brasil!

After the standard "hurry up to wait" procedure at the airport, my travel mates Donna, Morgan, and I boarded our 10-hour flight from Chicago to São Paulo, Brazil. It was a seamless immigration procedure, adding another beautiful stamp to the passport! (Shoutout to Pops driving us Cedar Rapids to Chicago!) Rainbow Tunnel in Chicago O'Hare … Continue reading Welcome to Brazil! Bem-vindo ao Brasil!

Masai Mara Safari

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? … Continue reading Masai Mara Safari

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!

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

Faith to Move

The waves lapped against the side of the boat, lovingly named Sea Note. 53 American students stood transfixed by the scene all around them. A cool, sea breeze was embraced with widespread arms and content hearts after a record-setting day of heat. God himself seemed to breathe out grace and love on this eclectic group brought … Continue reading Faith to Move