Destinations

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Woman of the Week: Laura

Laura is my oldest friend – we met in second grade as 7 and 8 year olds and have been running around together ever since. We’ve gone to the same schools up until college, and I’ve been so lucky to have such a steady friend for […]

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6 Non-Travel Careers to See the World

I spent a lot of time researching travel careers and jobs that allow you to travel as I entered college and for the most part found the same few opportunities: volunteering for a few years with Peace Corps, becoming a travel blogger or social media […]

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi everyone – I have exciting news! I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Bloggers Award by Kate with A Sprinkle of Everything who was gracious enough to give Suitcase Six a glance. You should check out her amazing lifestyle blog for lots of great posts […]

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Woman of the Week: Tyeisha

Tyeisha is an undergraduate student at Indiana University, who I’ve worked with in two mentoring programs there, College Mentors for Kids & HOPE Mentoring, where I currently work. She’s an incredibly sweet person who has just recently caught the travel bug, and it was a pleasure to interview […]

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Suitcase Six July Updates

This past month has been a busy one for the Suitcase Six ladies! Here’s some of the big news: 1. Melissa and Marie both celebrated a birthday this month. I love the summer (we have four Suitcase Six birthdays between June and July) and it […]

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Woman of the Week: Haley

Haley is this week’s featured interviewee in the Suitcase Six Woman of the Week series. She shares about her adventures in Australia, India, and Vietnam and how she’s visited all these places while getting three degrees!

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6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

I spent three weeks backpacking Asia in March with one of the other Suitcase Six ladies. Marie and I had an unforgettable time exploring Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong together. As I come to the end of sharing my Asia adventures, I wanted to […]

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Woman of the Week: Abbey

I met Abbey through work at HOPE Mentoring where she is a mentor in one of Indiana’s juvenile correctional facilities. When I heard she spent a semester abroad in Norway I knew I had to interview her. I can’t wait to pick her brain on […]

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Bloggers Recognition Award

A “Thank You” Shoutout: Suitcase Six was nominated by the awesome lifestyle blog Crush’n Life Together for the 2017 Blogger Recognition Award, and have to give them a HUGE thank you for taking the time to read my blog and include me in your nominations! […]

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Encountering Elephants, Ethically.

(Most of the amazing photos of elephants in this post were taken by the fabulous Marie Richardson, who herself appears in the others that I took!) The last stop in Thailand for Marie and I was a really special one. Elephants have long been one […]

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Suitcase Six August Updates

This month, as predicted, was a whirlwind of activity for the Suitcases Six collectively! At the beginning of the month, I had my wisdom teeth taken out which was quite a taxing experience. Fortunately, Christian took great care of me and it gave me extra […]

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Woman of the Week: Carina

I met Carina online through the blogging world and was immediately inspired by her blog, The Undiscovered Journey. Nearly everything she writes resonates with me and I’m inspired by her bold celebration of women and the adventures she’s created for herself. Carina is just beginning another ambitious […]

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Singapore Prison Systems – Why the country’s criminal justice system is ranked #4 in the world.

2016 was a big year for Singapore and their criminal justice system. There was a change of command with Mr. Desmond Chin taking over as commissioner for the Singapore Prison Service (SPS), replacing Mr. Soh Wai Wah. The SPS also “unveiled new core values…Synergy, Vigilance, […]

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Woman of the Week: Maya

Maya is a student at Indiana University whom I met through her older brother, Adam. One of the Suitcase Six ladies, Marie, has been dating Adam for a few years so I’ve gotten to know Maya through group hangouts of mutual friends in our circles. I […]

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5 Days in Krabi, Thailand

 The beginning of our 1.5 weeks in Thailand was spent on the west coast, in the town of Krabi. After a quiet 40-minute taxi ride from the Krabi airport to our accommodations at the Bananas Bungalows, Marie and I arrived at what would become my […]


Adventures in Asia

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6 Mistakes I Made Backpacking Asia

I spent three weeks backpacking Asia in March with one of the other Suitcase Six ladies. Marie and I had an unforgettable time exploring Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong together. As I come to the end of sharing my Asia adventures, I wanted to […]

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Encountering Elephants, Ethically.

(Most of the amazing photos of elephants in this post were taken by the fabulous Marie Richardson, who herself appears in the others that I took!) The last stop in Thailand for Marie and I was a really special one. Elephants have long been one […]

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Singapore Prison Systems – Why the country’s criminal justice system is ranked #4 in the world.

2016 was a big year for Singapore and their criminal justice system. There was a change of command with Mr. Desmond Chin taking over as commissioner for the Singapore Prison Service (SPS), replacing Mr. Soh Wai Wah. The SPS also “unveiled new core values…Synergy, Vigilance, […]

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5 Days in Krabi, Thailand

 The beginning of our 1.5 weeks in Thailand was spent on the west coast, in the town of Krabi. After a quiet 40-minute taxi ride from the Krabi airport to our accommodations at the Bananas Bungalows, Marie and I arrived at what would become my […]

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How Accessible Is Malaysia?

Of the places I visited in Southeast Asia, Malaysia was one where I experienced the most intense culture shock. This was likely intensified by factors like illness and jetlag, which are not directly related to Malaysia. None the less after reflecting on my time, I […]