Living in Timor has opened my eyes quite a lot to the issue of conservation. Like Gianna talked about in her last post, many of the problems we find in the environment are caused by humans messing things up in the first place. We have entire industries piggyback riding on the notion of becoming green and eco-friendly, because we … More What Timor Is Teaching Me About Conservation
~Written by Kayla~ Let me premise this post by saying I am not your average travel bug, that’s for damn sure! The wanderlust began when I was a freshman in college and after a year of living on my own, away from my parents, I couldn’t stand to be stuck back in my hometown for … More How #vanlife Captured My Heart
For as long as I can remember, I have always apologized for too many things. My sister even nicknamed me “The Sorry Girl” when she was lecturing me (I know, VERY creative name). I know many people may share this struggle in various ways, but I’m here to tell you there is hope! You can … More I Ain’t Sorry
Hey guys, I was originally going to post this a few weeks ago, but I felt like it needed some more work before it went up here. About a month ago I went to an aquarium with one of my favorite cousins and her two kids. You may remember me writing about those two kiddos … More Aquarium Or Not?
Hey, Y’all! As some of you may know, I recently traveled to Florence, Italy! Of course, I have to share my experience with all of you here. I’ve wanted to go to Italy since I was about 15 years old and this trip was everything I thought it would be and more. Last November my … More An American in Italy
Growing up, I always had options: in elementary school, I could choose between taking karate, dance, or music lessons. In middle school, if I needed a new top for the critical first-day-of-school outfit, Target or Marshall’s was always just a 10-minute car ride away. In high school, I got to choose between a couple of … More Abundance vs. Scarcity
The clip above is an often referenced phrase that I picked up while attending business school during my undergrad. As a sales technique–and life technique–I’d say it is pretty solid. It’s short, it’s catchy, and surely you can’t forget your ABCs once you know it 😂 Alright, so back to this blog post. Living on the … More ABC: Always Be Celebrating
Well, hello! It’s May, which in the U.S. of A, means it’s Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone who is quite human, and thus, has and/or will struggle with depression at some point, I thought I’d share a nugget or two of my experiences. **Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My nuggets of advice … More Removing the Stigma
The very first host family I lived with since being in Timor was located in a subsistence farming community in the mountains. Being that the electricity regularly goes out (hello, candlelit dinner, reading, going to the outhouse…) cooking here is done in a very traditional manner, with a few modern twists. That said, my first … More Kitchen Innovations For the Lackluster Apartment
Hey y’all. I totally played ya- this is not a post about Avengers: Infinity War. At all. Even though I did go watch it and did get my emotions played with like everyone else. Wow, Marvel. Wow. Chris Hemsworth, my husband, still keepin it tight. 👌🏾 Anyway this is a post about defensiveness. Going further and … More S.H.I.E.L.D.s Up!