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
This year was a special one for my sisters and me–this is the only year when we are all in college at the same time. We’d wanted to do a spring break trip together, but unfortunately our breaks didn’t match up. So instead we decided to do a winter break trip! We were somewhat low on funds, being broke college kids (Click here for tips … Continue reading Winter in Winnipeg
Ernest Hemingway is strongly associated with the city of Havana. He lived, fished, and wrote there for quite some time, and his best novel (in my opinion), The Old Man and the Sea, uses Cuba as a backdrop. He was known as “Papa Hemingway” by Cubans during his time. So if you’re ever in Havana and you want to check out some of his old … Continue reading On the Hemingway Trail in Havana, Cuba
Here’s a quick lineup of my seven favorite museums of the ones I visited in Havana, Cuba! I’ve included collage images of each of the museums as well as a description of what each offers. Hopefully it will provide inspiration for your trip to Havana! 1. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes – Cubano I loved this museum! There’s some really gorgeous art here, and it’s … Continue reading 7 Awesome Museums in Havana, Cuba
If you’re traveling to Paris, the Louvre should be in your Top 3 (right up there with Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower). It’s a world-renowned museum with a vast collection of art, so it can be a little intimidating to visit. I’d like to share my experience at the Louvre and hopefully give you some advice for your visit. 1. Research before you go … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to the Louvre
Things have been crazy for me this year–I got married, bought a house, honeymooned in Puerto Rico, and traveled to Bolivia, all while going to school and working and that sort of stuff. As the year is drawing to a close, I’d like to share a little about my travels this year, starting with a little bit about our time in Puerto Rico. First Night … Continue reading Honeymoon in Puerto Rico
I went to Washington, D.C. in June 2009 with two of my best friends from high school. We were all about 16 at the time and very excited to be taking this trip across the country on our own! We managed to navigate the Chicago O’Hare airport by ourselves and arrive in D.C., where we were met by the Close Up Program Coordinators. The Close … Continue reading Washington, D.C.