Embracing Selfishness, Making That Little Girl Proud

Embracing Selfishness, Making That Little Girl Proud

Disclaimer: This really isn’t for you its for me. I’m struggling to figure out the decisions that I’ve made and how I am going to approach moving forward in this next phase of my life. I’m an open book – obviously, I sit here and…

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Why I Need to Stop Planning My Life

Why I Need to Stop Planning My Life

At the beginning of my contract, I thought I had everything all planned out. I had options for apartments that I would move into, people that I’d come home to, and jobs that I had done informational interviews for. I thought this six months on…

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Oasis Caribbean Itinerary: My Top 3 Ports

Oasis Caribbean Itinerary: My Top 3 Ports

As you probably know by now, for over the past two months, I’ve been working on the Oasis of the Seas as part of the international ice cast. Living on the ship has been quite an adjustment, considering my home is a floating city in…

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Making Waves; The Insider’s Guide to the Oasis of the Seas

Making Waves; The Insider’s Guide to the Oasis of the Seas

Take it from someone who currently calls this place home; the Oasis of the Seas is certainly something special. I’m well aware that cruises aren’t for everyone, trust me; I never thought I’d vacation on a cruise, never mind be contracted to perform on one…

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Top 12 Essentials for Your Caribbean Cruise

Top 12 Essentials for Your Caribbean Cruise

A little over a month of living on the cruise ship, and I’m finally beginning to get into the swing of things here. Before getting hired to perform on the Oasis, I can’t say that I’d be someone that chooses cruising as a way of…

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Life at Sea: The Gist of It

Life at Sea: The Gist of It

Three weeks ago, I woke up to cloudy sunshine peeking through my curtains and crisp fall air slipping through the window screen. Now I’m waking up to a black room, to my new roommate, with no concept of time, floors under the sea. Three weeks…

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Ode To One Month Left

Ode To One Month Left

It’s October 24th, 2018 and I’m sitting here thinking about what my life is about to be like in exactly one month when I set sail for my life on a cruise ship. There are countless aspects about what I am about to do that…

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San Francisco Weekend Guide

San Francisco Weekend Guide

San Francisco is a perfect combination of high-tech start ups, hip arts and culture districts, and delicious authentic foods. With it’s unique architecture, distinct authenticity, and endless food fusion, San Francisco offers a vibe much different than many other parts of California. This was my…

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My Exact Workout Routine for a Week

My Exact Workout Routine for a Week

I am super excited to share this post with you guys, since I’ve gotten a lot of requests on my workout routine lately and what I’ve been doing to stay motivated. I’m going to take that as a huge compliment, but also as motivation to…

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The Complete Guide to the Belize Islands

The Complete Guide to the Belize Islands

Belize made be smaller in size, but it is packed with culture and adventure. Don't let the maps make you a fool, this country is made up of both the vast Central American jungles and the pristine Caribbean Sea. 

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Post Spring Break: Bug + Bite Remedies

Post Spring Break: Bug + Bite Remedies

When you plan your spring break trip, its typically the time for a sunny vacation, and the first real exposure to sun if you live in a seasonal state. After hearing about friends spring break trips and having one of my own, I felt this post was some much-needed advice.

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Making the Most of your Weekends Abroad

Making the Most of your Weekends Abroad

When you travel across the globe, your priority is to soak in every moment and embrace all the new experiences. But let’s be honest, if you’re studying or interning abroad, your time is limited.  Throughout the week, you’re busy at the university or the office, so your only real opportunity to explore surrounding areas are on the weekends.

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Saving Money While Abroad

Saving Money While Abroad

When I first went to college and began making new friends, one of my favorite questions to ask was, “if money wasn’t an object, where would you go?” What I repeatedly found is that most people dream of traveling abroad, spending time immersing themselves in another culture and lifestyle, whether that’s for a vacation or an exchange program.

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How to Deal With Culture Shock While Abroad

How to Deal With Culture Shock While Abroad

The minute you land in another country, you’re busy taking in everything that is new around you. You’re in the honeymoon phase, where your eyes are open to all the possible adventures that lie ahead. The excitement of the language, people, food, and scenery is overflowing with the potential to explore.

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Combating the Reasons People Choose Not to Go Abroad

Combating the Reasons People Choose Not to Go Abroad

Being young, just in or out of college, is the ideal time to take a leap of faith, pack up and go abroad. You know this and you're almost convinced, but there is still that voice in your head holding you back. Maybe your desire to go is equally matched by your fears and other factors making you want to stay. 

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