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QUIZ: Where Should I Travel This Summer?

Ah, decisions, decisions.  Our days consist of so many decisions from what to eat for breakfast to should I work out or nap?  (The answer is always nap btw.)  Reduce your number of decisions by taking this quiz that will decide your summer travel destination for you.

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Confessions of a Study Abroad Student

Sitting in an American classroom with a French textbook can only do so much.  Sure, it provides the base to succeed once abroad, but touching down on French soil is an entirely different experience.  I worked in Toulouse, France last summer and love learning to travel deeper, but have never experienced a traditional study abroad… Continue reading Confessions of a Study Abroad Student

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Juliana Dever on Travel, Fear and Facing the Unknown

Ruby red slippers and the idea of traveling to a foreign land like Oz enchanted Juliana Dever as a child.  Dorothy’s character wasn’t a complete stranger; Dever too grew up in the Midwest, in St. Louis.  But Dever’s story doesn’t end like Dorothy’s, that of settling for “no place like home.”  Dever reveled in the… Continue reading Juliana Dever on Travel, Fear and Facing the Unknown

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Photo Diary: Brunch in Soulard

You learn something new every day, including a town you've lived in for decades.  This week I met up for brunch with my friend Kait, and when we were deciding where to dine, I suggested City Coffeehouse and Crêperie (per usual).  But she suggested we try a new place she'd never been to in Soulard.… Continue reading Photo Diary: Brunch in Soulard

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How to Make a Killer Summer Bucket List (+ Giveaway!)

Travel is a blessing and a curse.  You introduce your mind to experiences all over the globe, but the thing is, you gotta come home.  And home means there’s dishes, cleaning and errands.  I spent last summer in Europe, and this summer I’ll be in mid-Missouri.  Slight difference there, eh?  Even though the Midwest may… Continue reading How to Make a Killer Summer Bucket List (+ Giveaway!)

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Learning to Celebrate How Far You’ve Come

Unchecked boxes, incomplete plans and unaccomplished goals.  I always feel like I’m reaching for the next thing and trying to do more, to be more.  And it’s exhausting.  Camping out in the what ifs rarely does any good, but instead it tears you down to the point of helplessness.  As the semester winds down, I’m… Continue reading Learning to Celebrate How Far You’ve Come

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7 Road Trip Essentials For Your Next Adventure

I absolutely love road trips–the scenery rushing past my car window, my thoughts dancing about in my head and conversation floating throughout the car.  The journey can make travel stressful, but it can also be an extremely refreshing, productive time.  Whether you're road tripping through the south of France or along the West Coast, here… Continue reading 7 Road Trip Essentials For Your Next Adventure