traveling with anxiety

It took me a very long time to figure out what anxiety was, and if what i was feeling fit that. I don’t want this to be a sad post, I want this to be helpful for anyone who may feel the same. Traveling involves a lot of indirect trust and loss of control; there […]

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packing essentials i didn’t know i needed

Today I have officially made a dent in packing for my departure, (only took me a few weeks). Over time I have accumulated things that I originally didn’t realize they were essentials. 1.Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack I have had my eyes on a new mini backpack for a while, and just recently got this one […]

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year-round Jersey Shore top spots

In the lines of coming to terms with my departure (where am I going?? check this out), I felt the need to stop by some of my favorite places while at home. They range from cats to coffee (my two loves), enjoy! 1.Catsbury Park – Asbury Park, NJ.“Catsbury Park” is a word play on the […]

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…let the countdown begin

I leave for New Zealand in two weeks. I’m going to repeat that to help my personal denial wake up, I leave in TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!!! how am I preparing? did I actually start packing? what do I still need to get? culture shock, what!? Packing has begun (as of today), and I am trying to […]

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What I hope to accomplish abroad

Yesterday I sat down and expressed in my journal what my personal goals are for my adventure abroad to New Zealand. I didn’t realize until writing them down, how many there are (looks like i’ll be keeping myself busy!). Focus on what’s in front of you: I tend to look towards the future and forget […]

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3 hours in Thun, Switzerland

It would not be “my type” of vacation without some reckless running around. This past summer, my family and I decided to get a Eurail pass for two weeks to start in Vienna, Austria and end in Paris, France. So naturally that entailed some spur of the moment stops, *cough* *cough* Thun, Switzerland. Being in […]

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why New Zealand?

A question I get often is why New Zealand? Why would you want to study abroad there? Why go so far away? I find myself drawn to the mountains: the elevation, the dramatic landscapes, etc. I vacationed to Alaska a lot growing up (I mean I’m still growing up.. but you catch my drift), and […]

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