Greece - the xenophile life

Greece

This November, my husband and I were fortunate enough to visit one of the countries I’ve always wanted to experience – Greece! We spent 10 days in the country, exploring four very different regions – the museums and ruins of Athens, the monasteries of Meteora, the archaeological site at Delphi, and the picturesque island of Santorini. November is definitely the off season in Greece, but we … Continue reading Greece

18 Great Things About Brookings, South Dakota

18 Great Things About Brookings, South Dakota

After spending the last five years in Brookings, SD while pursuing my degrees, I definitely became attached to the community. My husband and I met there, had our wedding there, bought a house there, have lots of friends still living there… it’s safe to say that the decision to move away was a big one! We were ready for new jobs and a new location, … Continue reading 18 Great Things About Brookings, South Dakota

An Unplanned Hike in Upstate New York

Lost in the Woods: an Unplanned Hike in Upstate New York

This year, since I’ve just graduated and entered what people affectionately call “the Real World”, I was able to take my first business travel! I know, I know… “business” and “travel” put together don’t exactly sound glamorous, but to me it means one thing: I got to see a new place on someone else’s dime, and that’s always a win in my book! Specifically, I … Continue reading Lost in the Woods: an Unplanned Hike in Upstate New York

Epic American Road Trip

Epic American Road Trip

This August Ryan and I set off on a 4500-mile road trip around the American West that we affectionately called “Epic American Road Trip”. Along the way we traversed nine states and visited six national parks over the course of 10 days. I’d like to share our adventure here. The links to each day of our trip are below: [In Progress] Days 0 & 1: Home … Continue reading Epic American Road Trip

9 Days in Bolivia with Engineers Without Borders

Bolivia with Engineers without Borders

In August of this year I traveled to Bolivia with my university’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders. We have a clean water project there, and our mission was to go down and install a chlorinator. The project is at the University Academica Campesina (UAC) in Carmen Pampa, which is near Coroico, Bolivia. The UAC educates the local people in subjects like agronomy, nursing, tourism, and … Continue reading Bolivia with Engineers without Borders