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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: Leana

I met Leana through work – she was a longtime colleague of my boss, Dr. Ochoa, and a close friend who now works with us on our HOPE projects in the juvenile correctional facilities. I quickly found out that she has had a lifelong passion of traveling and although […]

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Planning for Portugal: Step 3 – Considering Our Objectives

After deciding we wanted to spend our 16 days in Portugal, Christian and I started to think about what we wanted out of our trip. So far, our main objectives have boiled down to the following: Melissa will be working in Lisbon, Portugal during the […]

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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 […]

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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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3 Days in Kuala Lampur: My Malaysia Itinerary

In Southeast Asia, Marie and I spent a total of 3.5 days in Kuala Lampur (KL). If we had more time, I would have liked to explore the rest of Malaysia and take a few day trips around the country. I know there are plenty […]

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Woman of the Week: Anna

I met Anna during middle school, when we had a few shared classes and sports teams. We struggled through softball, cross country, and volleyball together but we didn’t become really close until the night Melissa returned from her semester in Germany. The Suitcase Six gathered at the […]