‘home is the nicest word there is.’ -laura ingalls wilder Home. Something that has been on my mind lately is the concept of ‘home.’ What comes to your mind when that cozy word is mentioned? At age 6, I would have told you that home is, of course, my house. My first home, built in … More HOME


Over the past 16 months that I have spent NOT updating this blog, I have: learned more about the kind of person I want to be seen another new country (Iceland), and three states (Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee) gone on a road trip with some of my best friends met new people who have influenced how … More REVIVAL.


The following week of visiting Keukenhof was really easy because Wednesday, April 27 was a national Dutch holiday, Koningsdag, or King’s Day! It is the King’s birthday, so the entire country shuts down and holds a national party. My friend Degen and I went to stay with Amy in Utrecht the night before, then we … More A WEEK OF AMY


Four weeks went by between my trip to France and my next big trip. During those weekend some of my most fond memories of Maastricht were made–lots of exploring little cafes I hadn’t been to, riding my bike around, relaxing with friends. Also, my study abroad program (CES) took us on a weekend trip to Antwerp … More THE IN-BETWEEN


Two days after I dropped Ryan at the airport, I woke up before the sun and got on a bus to…Paris! It was a six hour ride, which was rather pleasant until the bus driver yelled at me to wake up from my nap so that a rather large man could sit next to me. … More LA GRÈVE


Over Carnaval break in February, three of my friends and I went on a whirlwind week long trip to Prague, Czech Republic; Budapest, Hungary; and Copenhagen, Denmark, which calls for….a really long blog post! It was a week full of public transportation, currency exchanges, hostels, eating out, sightseeing and wandering (meandering, if you will 😉 … More THE OTHER SIDE