Postcard from Veneta, Oregon

When my dad told me he was moving out of the house I grew up in and relocating to Oregon, I was nostalgic and sad to let go of so many memories from my childhood and adolescence. Well, I finally had the opportunity to see his new place just outside of Eugene, in Veneta, Oregon, […]

How to See NYC on a Budget During Any Season

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How to see NYC on a budget! The Big Apple is known as one of the most expensive cities in the US, this is how you can see it on the cheap. My first week in New York City was a learning process of what and what not to do, especially in terms of keeping […]

Postcard from the Top of the Empire State Building

Nighttime views of NYC from one of its most famous landmarks – the Empire State Building As it was my first time visiting New York City over the holidays, I made sure to check all the tourist attractions off my list, including the Empire State Building. Although, the wait to get up to the top […]

Domestic Airlines: The Good and the Bad

A look at Southwest vs. Jet Blue vs. Alaska vs. Delta airlines in the US. To celebrate making my Australia move official and buying a plane ticket to Melbourne a few days ago, I’ve decided to review some of the airlines I took over my vacation to Santa Cruz, New York and Portland this winter.

La Bella Vita

From the time I was very little, I remember looking up at the sky every time a plane would fly over me on my daily walk to school. I would imagine where the people up there were going, what adventures lay ahead for them. Every time I would see an airplane in the clear blue […]

The Future Belongs to those who Believe in the Beauty of their Dreams

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Last June, I walked across the stage at my college graduation with the words “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams“ glued to my cap. I found the quote appropriate, not only because my college at UC San Diego is called Eleanor Roosevelt, but because those words are what I hope […]