Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

‘Tis the season to throw on your lederhosen or dirndl, grab a fat pretzel and stein and prost at the world’s largest Volksfest. In honor of the opening day of the 184th Oktoberfest in Munich, I thought I’d share a little bit about my crazy experience while there. Two weeks prior to Oktoberfest, we bought a […]

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Kauai Recap

Aloha and welcome to paradise! Kauai, aka the “Garden Island,” truly lives up to it’s name. There was so much surrounding beauty, I’d hardly seen anything like it. Laid back vibes, tropical landscapes, amazing cuisine…it was like walking on a dream (que song). This family vacation was uber special: we celebrated not only two birthdays […]

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Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

Indeed, an Instagrammer’s dream, this vast land is made up of a mix of Joshua trees and dramatic rock formations. This oasis of sorts, transports you into what (in my mind) would look like another dimension. There is this eerie feeling to this colossal landscape. It is peaceful, it is lonely, it is unbothered by the city chaos […]

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The Willingness to Explore Unfamiliar Terrains

  Whether it may be intellectual or land, we must be willing to explore new terrain. Roma. O, Roma. La Città Eterna. The zest of this city made me feel so full. In fact, Italy was by far my favorite European country out of the eight I visited. From Venice -> Cinque Terre-> Florence -> Tuscany […]

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Why I Studied Abroad

Prior to making the decision to study abroad, I rarely traveled. Traveling around the world was something my parents’ planned for post-retirement. They believed and instilled in me, “Work hard now and enjoy later…” but transitioning into college, I found this ideology problematic. I met so many peers who shared stories like: being housed by […]

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