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How to Fight Burnout and Find Inspiration

We’ve all been there: Looking at your laptop with nothing to type.  Reading your full agenda with no motivation to start your to-do list.  Laying in your bed with no end in sight to senseless scrolling through social media.  And it doesn’t bother you—and then it bothers you that it doesn’t bother you. I get… Continue reading How to Fight Burnout and Find Inspiration

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QUIZ: Which City Are You Crushing On?

Heart aflutter.  Breath stolen.  Jaw dropped.  Reality suspended—for a moment.  Travel makes me giddy.  An unexplored city to discover, to know and to love is one of my favorite things.  It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m sitting here crushing about cities.  (Yes, I wrote a love letter to travel.) Some cities make us say, “eh, I… Continue reading QUIZ: Which City Are You Crushing On?

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11 Things to Do in New York City

It really is like the movies: bright lights, constant energy, the hustle and bustle.  My trip to New York City was an absolute dream even though it was below freezing for the majority of my stay.  New York bleeds an attitude of fierce ambition; New Yorkers are a proud breed—and rightfully so.  The area is… Continue reading 11 Things to Do in New York City

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Round Trip Roundup: JANUARY

This month was a whirlwind to say the least.  From staying in Atlanta for a hot sec' to living it up in New York City, I didn't have many moments to spare.  I'm honestly out of breath thinking about everything I did this month!  That being said, here is my top 5 for the month:… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: JANUARY

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Photo Diary: New Year’s Day in Atlanta

Icy wind whipped at our reddening ears and cracked hands as we shuffled down the empty Atlanta streets on New Year’s Day.  Like the frigid weather, I was bitter that a trip to the deep south wasn’t all that warm—but very glad I checked the weather beforehand!  Just hours before, I’d been sitting on a… Continue reading Photo Diary: New Year’s Day in Atlanta

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3 Ways to Beat Jet Lag According to Sleep Specialists

Rustling and rumbling in your bed the night before a big trip?  I know—I get excited for big trips too.  Trying every position possible to get some shut-eye on the plane ride to no avail?  I get you.  I remember my heavy eyelids after my flight to London from the intense jet lag and know… Continue reading 3 Ways to Beat Jet Lag According to Sleep Specialists

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How to Spend a Day in Santa Monica

It truly astounds me how freakin’ big Los Angeles is.  On my last trip there, I spent my time near Huntington, Laguna and Hollywood, but despite my two weeks, I only experienced a dusting of this West Coast hub.  I recently spent a day at Santa Monica and fell in love with this urban city… Continue reading How to Spend a Day in Santa Monica

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How to Spend a Day on Catalina Island

Step into the life of the rich and famous on Catalina Island just miles off the coast of Los Angeles.  The moment you step off the ferry from mainland California, a deep blue harbor, quaint shops, hilltop homes and a grand casino nestled on the coast.  Bought by William Wrigley in 1919, this island was… Continue reading How to Spend a Day on Catalina Island

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Round Trip Roundup: DECEMBER

"How am I supposed to slow it down so I can figure out who I am?"  This Judah & the Lion lyric resonates with me greatly looking back on this past month, semester and year overall.  It's true what they say about life getting faster the older you get.  Here's a quick recap on the… Continue reading Round Trip Roundup: DECEMBER

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When Your Year Wasn’t What You’d Hoped For

Think about where you were 365 days ago.  When I think about where I was one year ago, the wind gets knocked out of me; that person just seems so much younger, more inexperienced and less mature—and it’s true.  Reflecting on this year is quite the workout.  I lived in Toulouse, France for the summer… Continue reading When Your Year Wasn’t What You’d Hoped For