Thoughts, Travel

Will there be a red light for Amsterdam’s Red Light District?

I was itching to write something-travel related this week, but I was contemplating if I really wanted to write about travel during the pandemic for the sole reason that it’s quite depressing. As I was scrolling through travel news, though, I came across something that intrigued me. It has to do with travel restrictions in… Continue reading Will there be a red light for Amsterdam’s Red Light District?

Thoughts

Read to learn my quiz answers

In a year that I’m saying, “Yolo” with my creative side (hence why some of my New Year’s resolutions are to post three times a month on my YouTube channel and post weekly on my blog with no rules about the subject matter), I have decided to say “Yolo” and post something way different on… Continue reading Read to learn my quiz answers

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Why Les Misérables is a reminder to never give up hope

A few years ago I wrote about the most perfect summer day:  I woke up and water skied with my dad and grandfather in the morning, and then ended up in New York City in the afternoon to see Les Misérables on Broadway with my grandfather and grandma. Les Misérables is easily one of my favorite Broadway shows. It’s simply… Continue reading Why Les Misérables is a reminder to never give up hope

america, travel tips, Vermont

What it’s really like to ski during the COVID-19 pandemic

I want to preface this post by saying I was super nervous to ski during the pandemic. It turned out to be a lovely time. It’s winter and there’s only one good thing that comes with that: ski (and snowboard) season. My awesome dad (also known as Rippin’ Russ while on the mountain) planned a… Continue reading What it’s really like to ski during the COVID-19 pandemic

lifestyle

How to plan and achieve realistic New Year’s resolutions

In my last blog post, we spoke about reasons behind making New Year’s resolutions. This time around, I want to touch on how to make New Year’s resolutions that we can actually achieve (which I also spoke about in my latest YouTube video). Yes, I did say that I normally don’t make New Year’s resolutions.… Continue reading How to plan and achieve realistic New Year’s resolutions

lifestyle, Thoughts

My First Time Making New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been one to make a New Year’s resolution(s). I think it’s just too much pressure to put on yourself with the possibility of being disappointed at the end of the year. And who wants to end a year by being mad at themselves for not reaching whatever far-fetched goal they planned? I definitely… Continue reading My First Time Making New Year’s Resolutions

Thoughts

2020: A Life Changing Year

It took me until the day before New Year’s Eve to get my thoughts together. Well, they’re not together, but I am hoping by the end of this post they will be.  Another year has gone by. Wow. And what a year it’s been.  Last year at this time, I had just left my first… Continue reading 2020: A Life Changing Year

Costa Rica

Watch: Three Days in Costa Rica

I did something I never thought would be possible in 2020: I went on vacation. Pop Pop, Dad, and I made the voyage to Costa Rica before the year’s end to Playa Herradura to visit Dad’s pals, fish, and have some fun in the sun. The trip was a quick three days, and we couldn’t have… Continue reading Watch: Three Days in Costa Rica

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Cross Country Road Trip 2.0: Wrapped Up

One week and 3,000 miles later, I completed my second cross-country road trip with my partner in travel. It was another trip full of irreplaceable memories and I am, as always, grateful to have another unforgettable adventure with my Pop Pop. https://youtu.be/nwex0PdSU2U

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CA to NJ: Day 8 — Homeward bound

The last day of the cross country trip arrived, and I had never been more excited to get on the road. “Why?” you may ask. Well, the previous night I told Pop Pop that I saw a town that didn’t seem too far off of the route and told him I would love to stop… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 8 — Homeward bound