My ex-boyfriend recently received his J.D. I quit graduate school a week before being offered an assistantship that was, in all honesty, my dream position. I just signed a lease in Chicago for the first time completely on my own, with no co-signer and no one to influence my decision. Because you see, all of […]Read more "Forget the ‘what if’"
I recently decided to bring two of my passions together, travel and design, to incorporate photos I have taken and quotes for each destination I’ve once fallen in love with. If you would like one of these for yourself, e-mail me and I’d be happy to send a full resolution version. Is your favorite city […]Read more "My two greatest passions"
Walking through the impossibly crowded streets of Ha Noi, I wanted to stop to appreciate the moment. The fact that I was able to blend in effortlessly while avoiding motorbikes and other human beings was nothing short of a modern miracle. I trekked through treacherous terrain in northern Thailand, scoffing at the sight of a […]Read more "What they don’t tell you about coming home"
Let’s be honest. There are some behaviors, rituals, traditions, etc. other cultures have that we just don’t understand. The same can be said for America, no doubt. Throughout my travels I have encountered fads, foods, and fashions that left me a bit bewildered. Here is a small collection of some of these lovable oddities and […]Read more "International oddities"
Sometimes I would become frustrated walking by the Duomo. “I have to get to class,” I thought to myself. “How many pictures could you possibly take from this angle?” I would ride the 148 down Michigan Avenue, get off and become slightly flustered when a group of shopping women were walking a bit too slow […]Read more "Living in a tourist destination"
While in Laos, I partook in an almsgiving. According to the frequently relied upon Wikipedia, the giving of alms is a “spiritual rite which involves giving to another as an act of virtue.” During our almsgiving, my travel mates and I bought rice, candy, and bananas from local vendors and waited in darkness long before […]Read more "Come together"
The group of young travelers you are about to meet come from different parts of the country. They have varying hobbies, interests, and passions. But they do have one thing in common. They all love EF College Break. Like most who travel with EFCB, these people will never forget their one-of-a-kind experiences. Here are a few […]Read more "Trip review part two: EF College Break"