Photo courtesy of Alex @ Alex in Wanderland

Dream Destination – Tomorrowland 2015

The world is full of so many countries, cities, sites, and events that I can only dream of seeing during my lifetime. My “bucket list” grows daily as I read other blogs and stumble upon books full of potential destinations. I admit that my instant reaction to nearly every place is “Oh! I want to go there” but there are some places that stick out after the initial “cool” factor wears off. Each month I will be sharing one with... Read More »
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Why I’m Choosing to Volunteer

I have always been a volunteer. When I was in elementary school, I would walk to the local library after class and spend hours shelving and organizing books. I hosted bake sales and other fundraisers and all but single-handedly funded their young adult section in my early teen years. I was a member of the local Leo Club and always involved in some community activity, whether it was participating in Christmas for Kids or making blankets for the... Read More »
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Sky vs…Monday Night Football

“Your turn,” my aunt said as she emerged from the bathroom, handing me the black and gold paint she had just used on her face. I hesitated before drawing a few lines under my eyes. Between the jersey, several sizes too big, that I had stolen from my dad, the beanie I had just purchased at Giant Eagle, and the now black and gold “football lines” on my face, I looked like your average Pittsburgh Steelers fan – no one would know I knew... Read More »
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Yes, I Am Terrified. Yes, I’m Still Going

Guys, can I confess something? I am absolutely, 100% terrified of going on this trip. I am terrified of being in a foreign country alone I am terrified of landing in an airport in a country I don't know. I am terrified of what happens after I land - getting through customs, getting to my hostel. I am terrified of staying in a hostel for the first time. I'm terrified of local transportation and getting from one place to... Read More »
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Saving For Travel – No Spend November

It's official. My trip is less than 2 months away. I am in full-blown, freak-out panic mode. Of course, in the midst of this panic is pure excitement so I am definitely not complaining. I have most of the things I need for my trip, I know when my last day of work is, I just spent a week with family and I have another week planned right before I leave. The one thing that is not completely settled is my finances  - after all, I'm never... Read More »