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Things Are Changing Around Here: Life & Blogging Updates

This is the first blog post I’ve posted in 3.5 months and written in 5 months (I was ahead in my content calendar at one point). I figured it’s time for life and blogging updates. What was planned to be an Instagram break turned out to be an entire blogging break. Although I...

7 Fulbright ETA Application Tips: Read My Statement of Grant Purpose!

Fulbright is one of the most prestigious fellowship programs in the world. It’s also one of the most competitive. You must have a strong application in order to be competitive. I was awarded a Fulbright ETA to Belarus for the 2019-2020 academic year. I loved it! I’m sharing my...

A photo of the Instagram app on a cell phone. Instagram is an essential part of digital marketing now. Is it possible to be a travel blogger without Instagram?

A Travel Blogger Without Instagram: I Quit Instagram!

Have you thought about quitting Instagram? I’ve decided to become a travel blogger without Instagram. This post explains why, the hurdles I expect to face, and my concerns about quitting Instagram. Instagram Isn’t Effective for Growing A Business Before launching my travel...

get to know me

Get to Know Me: 23 Random Facts About Me

Yesterday I turned 23! To celebrate, I thought I’d share 23 things you may not know about me to get to know me better. As a child, I loved designing floor plans and interior design mood boards. I love reading, but didn’t read for enjoyment a lot in college. My 2020 goal is to...

one year travel blogging

One Year Travel Blogging: Everything I Spent & Earned

After one year travel blogging, it truly feels like this little space on the internet is part of me for the long-run. Statistically, it’s true. Only 5% of bloggers make it past the 6-month mark. I’m double past that point, so I’ll likely be around for a while. In...