Month: June 2017

6 Stops to Make in Central Park

6 Stops to Make in Central Park

On the way back from Amsterdam, Dylan and I flew in to NYC where he recently moved into an apartment. I stopped over for the weekend and had him as my personal city guide. On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Dylan took Akshay (another college friend […]

How Working In A Prison Helps Me Travel The World

How Working In A Prison Helps Me Travel The World

For the past few years, I have worked in a position for a mentoring program called HOPE. The short version of my job is that I train college students to be job coaches and mentors to teens in prison. This means that sometimes my office […]

Woman of the Week: Emily

Woman of the Week: Emily

Emily is not only the featured Woman of the Week, but my darling younger sister as well. Aside from the family cruise we went on together, our first time abroad was when she joined me in Belize for a week as I kicked off my […]

3 Days in Belgium

3 Days in Belgium

Our three day itinerary through Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.

Woman of the Week: Tahvi

Woman of the Week: Tahvi

Tahvi is one of the featured “Suitcase Six” and one of my oldest friends – we met in school in the third grade and spent many summers since walking to each others houses in adjacent neighborhoods and adventuring in Indianapolis. We’ve stayed close even though we went […]

6 Ways to Save in Amsterdam & Belgium

6 Ways to Save in Amsterdam & Belgium

Amsterdam is not an inexpensive city, and Belgium didn’t do my wallet many favors either.  To be fair, I didn’t make a huge effort to pinch pennies but checking my bank account on the tail end of the trip was a bit jarring. Reflecting on […]

How Accessible Are Netherlands and Belgium?

How Accessible Are Netherlands and Belgium?

Reflecting on my time in Netherlands and Belgium, I noted a few things that made it particularly easy to navigate and a few factors that could potentially make backpacking this region a bit more difficult. Disclaimer: This list is far from all-encompassing in terms of […]

The Residence Les Ecrins

The Residence Les Ecrins

When I’m travelling, I typically stay in hostel dorm rooms because it’s generally less expensive. Hostels can be great places to meet other travelers which can be a big priority, especially when travelling alone. However, there are certainly less enjoyable aspects of huge dorm rooms, […]

6 Things to See in the Rijksmuseum

6 Things to See in the Rijksmuseum

When Tahvi and I visited the Rijksmuseum this trip, we had less than two hours to explore. I knew it was a large museum, but I thought I might be able to work my way through most of the major exhibits. I was very much […]

Dutch Dining: Food in the Netherlands

Dutch Dining: Food in the Netherlands

After three days of dining in Amsterdam, I’ve come to realize that Dutch cuisine is not a super prominent fare. We’ve come across very few restaurants serving traditional Dutch food, but countless international restaurants (especially Italian joints and Argentinian steakhouses). Waffles and french fries are […]