It wasn't that long ago that the mere sight of a mountain far off in the distance made me want to slam my brakes and stare at the snowy peaks for hours. Now, two months later, the large masterpieces that stand proudly in the distance have become a normal, albeit awe-inspiring, part of my life. … Continue reading Colorado Recap
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2017: A Year in Review
2017 has been the best and worst year of my life. From traveling the world (or at least a small part of it) to losing my dad, I have had my highest highs and lowest lows. My faith was challenged, and I was forced to deal with emotions that I had never experienced before. Through … Continue reading 2017: A Year in Review
Food From Around the World: A Definitive Ranking
The other day I was walking with my friend, Ashley, when she said, "Whenever I can't decide if I should try a new food, I just think Morgan would do it." Whenever I go to a new country, there are three things I'm always excited for: breathtaking views (usually from castles), new cultural traditions, and … Continue reading Food From Around the World: A Definitive Ranking
Sunny Days in Spain
I never knew how strong of a bond I could form with people who I had known for such a small amount of time. Three and a half months later, and I honestly can't imagine a life without my new friends in it. That's why this weekend was all about us.
Edinburgh: Everyone’s Perfect Destination
Edinburgh, Scotland. Home to bagpipes, castles, and puppies. What more do you need? When I decided to study abroad in England, there were 3 must-visit countries on my list: France, Ireland, and Scotland. With my latest trip to Edinburgh, I was finally able to check the last one off the list! Although the weather was … Continue reading Edinburgh: Everyone’s Perfect Destination
25 Travel Quotes to Inspire the Wanderlust in All of Us
When planning and budgeting get too overwhelming, you need a little inspiration to reignite the fire.
“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
Prague: Traditional Cuisine and Accidentally Breaking Czech Law
What does it take to get 3 American girls almost arrested in the Czech Republic? I guess you'll have to keep reading to find out... Last Tuesday, Jade, Ashley, and I hopped on a plane with Prague as our final destination. One of my flatmates here in England is from the Czech Republic, and I … Continue reading Prague: Traditional Cuisine and Accidentally Breaking Czech Law
25 Reasons to be Thankful
Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Europe, and while walking the streets of Prague today I've found myself thinking about all of the traditions I'm missing back home. The meal with all of my favorite foods: mashed potatoes, chicken and noodles, corn casserole, Grandpa's chocolate pie. Watching football with full bellies. Playing board games around the table. … Continue reading 25 Reasons to be Thankful
Ireland: Dublin & Cliffs of Moher
I've never felt so small, sitting among the vastness of the ocean and green grasslands. Ireland knows how to give a girl a little perspective.
Travel & Anxiety
For the first 20 years of my life, I was blessed enough to never have experienced anxiety. Sure, I got nervous before big tests and track meets, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about the kind that begins in your stomach and slowly crawls up your chest. It makes a nest … Continue reading Travel & Anxiety