A City of Gold

One of my favorite songs by the band Judah & the Lion is their song called Stockholm. The lyrics mention "walking on the stones" and making it "down to old town with churches and shadows," along with many other references to the city. The song has so much more meaning to me now after visiting …

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The Art of London

I have grown up learning to “expect the unexpected.” That phrase has followed me throughout my entire lifetime, and many instances have proved it to be true. But London, let me tell you, is the epitome of a place where you need to anticipate what you thought you never would. I love this city, I …

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Five Hours of Sunlight

We’ve been in Iceland for nearly a week, one of the longest stops we’ll make during this crazy backpacking trip of ours. Reykjavík has so much to offer — beautiful sights line mountainous views and soft blue skies. We’ve also coasted via bus to different parts of Iceland, places with natural beauty beyond what a …

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Upward and Onward

I’ve been on dozens of planes in my life, each feeling different emotions. I’ve felt the nerves kick in while flying cross country to national gymnastics meets. I’ve felt sheer joy coming home with my teammates after winning a national championship title for cheerleading. I’ve felt excitement when trekking to Montana to reunite with my …

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Trading Parties for Planes

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu A single step. One split-second decision can change everything in your future, everything that your outlook of life depends on. My life changed three years ago, when I decided that I wanted to make my memories actually memorable. This step was …

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