The End of a Journey

"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything." 139 days ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect when boarding my flight out of Omaha, the most familiar …

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Smelling the Tulips

The list of countries I visited during my trip reached 20 after my Grandma and I made our stops in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. I’ve always been a huge lover of fresh air and nice weather to accompany it, and both of these cities boast those qualities. As spring has kicked in to full gear, we …

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All Roads Lead to Rome

For the last 10 days, I have been spending time in the magnificent Italian cities of Venice, Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. I was lucky enough to have my grandma Doris and my cousin Zach along for a few weeks! We ate more pizza, pasta and gelato than I knew was humanly possible. …

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Walking on Sunshine

For two weeks, I spent my days in Spain and Portugal, soaking in the sun and warmth while I had the opportunity. Springtime there is so beautiful, with the trees beginning to bloom and the weather being nice enough to sit along the beach and enjoy the day. After being in chilly Ireland, it was …

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The Southern Charm

Long time, no blog! We've had a busy few weeks in Southern Europe, so I decided to compile the last three countries into one big post! Here's what we did in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. AUSTRIA After nearly 30 hours of jumping from train to train and waiting all night in freezing stations, we finally …

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Falling for the Eiffel

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life." -Thomas Jefferson Standing beneath the Eiffel Tower in the midst of a calm, winter night, I could feel my heart pounding. We had trekked for miles along the city's realm; over the waters of the Seine and through winding …

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Bagpipes and Scotch Whisky

Picture the most vibrant hue of grass you can think of and then double it. That's how green the pastures and countryside is in Scotland. It's absolutely breathtaking - we drove through nearly the entire country on a 14 hour bus ride and it was so beautiful that I didn't want to sleep. I couldn't …

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