Vondelpark- Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Photo creds: Laura Branson)

Being a student comes with so many responsibilities and stress, especially being a student at UCSB, because school in the quarter system is NOT easy. It’s fast paced beyond anything I imagined, with another midterm or another paper ever single week. Throw in a job, an internship, and being Vice President of a club, and you’ve got me pulling my hair out day after day.  Continue reading

Life Begins At The Edge Of Your Comfort Zone

Austrian countryside (Photo creds: Laura Branson)

I’ve always heard people say that I shouldn’t let the fact that nobody is able to take a trip with me stop me from traveling. They say “do the trip alone.” I knew the time would come for me to backpack alone, and the thought didn’t frighten me at all. Continue reading

The Truth About Nostalgia

Budapest, Hungary (Photo creds: Laura Branson)

When nostalgia hits, it hits you hard, like a ton of bricks. It’s almost painful, in the most poetic way. I welcome the nostalgia, but it doesn’t make my days any easier. I think I’ve honestly forgotten what it feels like to not be craving travel. There’s nothing like being in a foreign country, hanging out with foreign people, eating foreign foods, and making memories that you KNOW will last a lifetime. Continue reading

I Got Bit

Somewhere above the earth (Photo creds: Me)

I don’t really know how I came up with the idea to start this blog. I’m not much of a writer, aside from essays and papers for school. I don’t find myself all that interesting. But I have been places. And if my life goes as I’m hoping (and I think it will), I’ll be going to a lot more places. I got bit by the travel bug, and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I guess at some point I just kinda realized… it’d be nice to have somewhere to write down all these thoughts that are constantly running through my brain. I’ve lived through so many experiences, and i’ll live through so many more. It would be a shame to forget them, or to not share them with people who are interested in knowing. And so it begins.. My blog about my wanderlust 🙂