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Jack Daniel's Distillery

A Free Shot of Jack on the Rocks in Lynchburg, Tennessee

After Bonnaroo I had no real plan of where I wanted or needed to be and no real desire to head straight back to Pennsylvania.. I checked myself into a hotel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee that became my base for the next two days for no reason other than it had the cheapest hotels in a close proximity to Bonnaroo. I was too exhausted and in need of a shower to care about anything else. The day after Bonnaroo was spent relaxing in an oversize... Read More »
Visiting the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York

Visiting Historic Seneca Falls, New York

Seeing my BFF Chelsie is always a top priority when I'm in the States, regardless of which state she's in (though thankfully she's always on the East Coast). She recently moved to Seneca Falls, NY with her husband and informed me she was not visiting me this time, I had to come to Seneca Falls because I would love it. I figured she just didn't want to drive to see me and since Seneca Falls is part of the Finger Lakes region of New York, it... Read More »

Bonnaroo 2016: Welcome to the Farm

I took a deep breath as I loaded my bag into my car. Though I had been looking forward to Bonnaroo for months, I had spent the morning in a panic, my mind full of irrational “what ifs” and doubt, an unwelcome remainder of the severe anxiety I had been experiencing months prior. I considered turning back, even though I had already made it all the way from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, just a few hours from Manchester, Tennessee and attending... Read More »

Ramen, Milkshakes, and Heights: A Girl’s Day in Pittsburgh

A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to properly explore Pittsburgh and took my best friend on an impromptu adventure across the city - because, of course, it would have made life too easy if I had made up an itinerary that kept us in the same general location. Thankfully, Pittsburgh is a pretty easy city to navigate, even for non-city drivers like me. We started the day at Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill. The restaurant offers authentic... Read More »

When Travel Ends Unexpectedly

On March 1, exactly 3 weeks after arriving in Granada, I found myself surrounded by nearly 20 fellow volunteers for one final farewell drink at my favorite place. Just a few hours later, I was walking through the doors of the Managua airport and maneuvering my way through Nicaraguan airport security. Less than 2 months into my trip and I was already heading back to the States. When my mom first told me that my grandfather was in the... Read More »