Around the US, Top Five

The Top 5 Things I Did in Wilmington, NC

When one of my best friends called me back in April and suggested the idea of me staying with her in Wilmington, North Carolina, for part of the summer, I jumped at the opportunity. I've always loved visiting the Outer Banks with my family in the summers, and since I didn't go last year and… Continue reading The Top 5 Things I Did in Wilmington, NC

Books, Top Five

A Pandemic Summer Reading List

Being stuck at home means there can be a lot of time to kill. I've been doing a good bit of reading (not surprising), so I decided to make a short list of my top five recommendations for the current moment. By that, I mean books that have, on the whole, a calm tone that… Continue reading A Pandemic Summer Reading List

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The 5 Books I Read in 2019 that I’m Still Thinking About

Over the years, this blog has been everything from a way to share pictures to an almost-travel blog where I write about the places I go to but not nearly in the professional way more specified travel bloggers do.  So, in keeping with my theme of writing whatever I want, I'm adding in books because,… Continue reading The 5 Books I Read in 2019 that I’m Still Thinking About

Around the US, Top Five

Where to Eat in Tucson

The best thing about Tucson is the food.  No, seriously.  I mean, there are lots of great things, but it is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, which should tell you that the food is good.  I've loved just about everywhere I've eaten in Tucson, and it was incredibly difficult to narrow down this list to my Top… Continue reading Where to Eat in Tucson

Around the US, Top Five

Top Five: Detroit, Michigan

Did you know that Michigan is the 11th largest state based on land size?  Or that Alaska is the only state with more water included in its borders?  Michigan is actually surprisingly huge - although Lake Superior is even more surprising (Trust me, the question "How many Liechtensteins would fit in Lake Superior" has become… Continue reading Top Five: Detroit, Michigan

Europe, France, Study Abroad, Top Five

Top Five – Semester in France

With less than a week left here in France, this will probably be my last post for the semester (finals and a flight are really all that remain).  Overall, this week was pretty chill - final presentations, end of semester discussions, and free food.  CEA, my study abroad program, offered a Stinky Cheese Tasting a… Continue reading Top Five – Semester in France

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Top Five – Italy

I'm home from Italy!  But I'm not quite over the jet lag, so this will just be a short post to list my Top Five places in Italy and to post a few final pictures.  Post-cooking class My Top 5 Places in Italy 1.Pompeii: There's nothing like it.  You can walk through the streets and… Continue reading Top Five – Italy