Goal Accomplished: Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

This has been a hard life goal to sum up! The entire drive was so beautiful; the task of describing each moment feels daunting. How do I put words to that feeling of nervous exhilaration I feel when I stare into the line of hazy blue where the sky meets the sea? How do IContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Drive the Pacific Coast Highway”

Goal Accomplished: Hike to Machu Picchu

I have to say, this is probably one of my favorite accomplished goals so far. It was equal parts challenging and exhilarating. It was both social and incredibly personal. It was exactly what I thought, but somehow exceeded my expectations. I went to Peru with EF Go Ahead Tours, which was amazing! We visited LimaContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Hike to Machu Picchu”

Goal Accomplished: Visit an Elephant Sanctuary

Hello everyone! I’m back and so excited to write about this recent goal I accomplished. To be honest, I’ve had a hard time sitting down to write this post because I have so many thoughts on the topic and am not quite sure I’ve sorted through it all yet. I went into this experience withoutContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Visit an Elephant Sanctuary”

In Progress: February 18th Sunday Status Update

Busy week coming up! Here’s what’s happening: I’ve been learning trapeze! I had always thought circus arts were amazing, but then I saw The Greatest Showman and signed up for aerial classes that week. Listen guys, I just want my life to be a musical. I don’t think that’s too much to ask! If twirlingContinue reading “In Progress: February 18th Sunday Status Update”

Goals Accomplished: Go on a Spontaneous Trip, Visit Cafe du Monde! New Orleans, 2017

I thought about sugar coating this post a bit, but that’s not how I want this blog to be. You get the honest truth – good, bad, easy, challenging, simple, complicated. Almost exactly a year ago, I found myself standing in the middle of a crowd, lights flashing around me, shouts and music competing withContinue reading “Goals Accomplished: Go on a Spontaneous Trip, Visit Cafe du Monde! New Orleans, 2017”

Nashville, TN – Goal in Progress: Visit Every State in the US

Truth be told, I have not focused much of my travel on the US, but every time I get to a new city or state, I am reminded how very diverse this country is and how much I can still learn– even without a new stamp in my passport. My friends and I planned aContinue reading “Nashville, TN – Goal in Progress: Visit Every State in the US”

Goal Accomplished: Get a Tattoo

If you’ve read any of my (slightly rambling) post about my work on an archaeology site in Spain (here), you know I had the most amazing summer! I got really sunburned and dirty, I learned about a culture I knew nothing about, and I met people who I will always adore and never forget. SoContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Get a Tattoo”

Goal Accomplished: Work on an Archaeology Site

When I was around six years old, my mom took me to see a travel display of dinosaur bones at our local science museum. I don’t know why that experience stuck with me for so many years, but I became determined to discover similar remains that would transport me to another time. The bones seemedContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Work on an Archaeology Site”