Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

June 11, 2019 The western-style breakfast did not disappoint this morning with French toast, classic biscuits and gravy, eggs, fruit, yogurt and more. However, we had even more exciting things to do besides eat breakfast today. First up: horseback riding. I chuckled when Pop Pop said he was interested in a horseback ride, because I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

Colorado, Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado to Utah

June 10, 2019 I really wish I could have stayed longer in Fort Collins with my family. Besides just being very artsy, Fort Collins seems to have a very outdoorsy culture with many activities centered around the nearby mountains. I was of course just thankful to see my family and my mini-me cousin, since I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado to Utah

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Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

It’s springtime and finally acting like it in the tristate area. Spring is always an exciting time of year for students like myself—nicer weather allows us to spend some much needed time outside and also gives us a hint of the upcoming summer fun we plan to have. Speaking of outside time, a recent Science Advances study shows… Continue reading Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

Colorado

Steamboat, Colorado Day 2: Cowboys and Giants

It’s the second day of skiing and I can now confidently say that Steamboat is my favorite skiing destination. Not only were we surprised with a bunch of hot air balloons right out of our apartment balcony last night and a DJ to drive the energy of the crowd, today we were treated to country… Continue reading Steamboat, Colorado Day 2: Cowboys and Giants

Australia

Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Queenstown, New Zealand

On today’s episode of me sorrowfully yearning to be back in the land down under, I take you to Queenstown, New Zealand. I had no idea I would be so moved by this energetic city, but between the extremely kind people, breathtaking views and endless list of adrenaline-pumping activities, a piece of my heart lives… Continue reading Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Queenstown, New Zealand

Colorado

Frisco, Colorado Day 4: Reflecting on the Trip

How does one spend the last day of a ski trip? Ripping it, of course. My dad, grandfather, uncle, cousin and I headed to Keystone Mountain Sunday morning with much excitement due to the bright blue skies and sun shining over us. If we could have combined Sunday’s weather with the snow conditions of the… Continue reading Frisco, Colorado Day 4: Reflecting on the Trip

Colorado

Frisco, Colorado Day 3: Family Fun

Day three of skiing brought more amazing conditions, but best of all, it brought my family! I was super thrilled to be on the mountain Saturday with not just my father and grandfather, but also my aunt, uncle and two cousins who are Colorado natives. The day was bound to be interesting because my whole… Continue reading Frisco, Colorado Day 3: Family Fun

Thoughts, Travel

1 Year of Whitmanythoughts

A few days ago, a sweet little memory popped up on Facebook: my first blog post on Whitmanythoughts. I cannot believe it has been a year since I started writing about my travels. I feel like I have written so much, yet have so much more to share. I have expressed over and over again… Continue reading 1 Year of Whitmanythoughts

Costa Rica, North America

Costa Rica 2016

I never thought I would visit Costa Rica. I never thought it would have the impact on me that it did. I am so thankful I got to experience the people, the food and the sights this country has to offer. Hopefully I will be back one day to see more. Until then, I can… Continue reading Costa Rica 2016