Coffee Shops

What is it about coffee shops that pulls us in? It’s not the hand-crafted coffees, although that is always a perk. It can’t be the playlist or the cute café tables with a single flower and sunshine shining down on them. There’s got to be something more. In a coffee shop, there are so many unique…

Wonder of the World

If you’ve ever visited a wonder of the world, I’m sure you know how surreal it feels to be standing in front of it. For example, when I saw the Coliseum in Rome, I cried as I tried to fathom if the moment was real or not. But, when I visited Chichen Itza this past…

Spring is Here!

Thank you again to the wonderful Lexi Glows Photography!  

Cue Chicano Batman

Her lipstick’s black, and she no longer smiles at all. – Chicano Batman Thank you to my dear friend Lexi for supplying this lovely outfit and taking these wonderful photos! For your photography needs, click here

Preparing for a Week in Europe

Wanderlust. The core of my being. Also the thing that has kept me anticipating my next adventure whether it is Santiago, Chile or Madrid, Spain. Europe won this round, but my Latin soul will surely take flight soon. My feet have been planted in the United States for almost 5 months now, and as the…

Weekend Roadtrip To Colorful Colorado

What do you do when your best friend turns twenty-one? Duh. You take a road trip to Denver. After twelve long hours across four states in a Nissan Altima Coupe, we finally arrived in the Centennial State. It was my turn to drive when we crossed the New Mexico/Colorado border and I had never seen something so…

Beach, Please.

  Exploring a new country is a mix of excitement and anxiety, and most of the time, you can’t distinguish between the two. However, Costa Rica made it pretty easy to relax and just enjoy the ride. Costa Rica has no shortage of things to do between the range of volcanoes, labyrinth of rivers, and…

A Day in Florence

A spontaneous, four-hour road trip to Florence, Italy in the bitter cold of January sounds like a good idea, right? Fortunately for me, it was. Four Italians. One American. Zero English. Well, we did have google translate, but that only goes so far. The thing I remember most about Florence was how alive it felt. It was…

The ‘Burgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Probably most known for being the home of the Steelers. For me, it was the first ‘big city’ I ever went to. I was eighteen, fresh out of high school and ready for adventure. So, when your friends ask you if you want to go on a fifteen hour road-trip to Pennsylvania,…

Two Ukes Take On Costa Rica

Two best friends + Two little ukuleles = Four weeks of adventure     When I decided to bring my ukulele on my trip to Costa Rica this summer, I had no idea the impact it would have on me. I simply thought that I was bringing it in case I had some extra time…