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Month: July 2017

Budget Breakdown: Puerto Rico road trip edition

Budget Breakdown: Puerto Rico road trip edition

Road tripping through a foreign country for the first time was a little unnerving. Luckily I had some prior knowledge of Spanish and was able to read the road signs! This post contains some affiliate links. Flight – $252 The flight was roundtrip from Minneapolis to […]

Small town girl travel tips

Small town girl travel tips

Growing up in a town of fewer than 2,000 people, I didn’t have a lot to worry about when it comes to safety. We left our cars and homes unlocked, murder and breaking news crimes were basically unheard of. So traveling to a city that […]

Hidden Northern Minnesota gems

Hidden Northern Minnesota gems

My fiancé surprised me with a quick getaway trip up north to Tettegouche State Park last month. Let me tell you, it was not short of perfect! Camping up north in Minnesota is one of my favorite pastimes. There are so many hiking trails and […]

24, a year to focus on goals and dreams

24, a year to focus on goals and dreams

Alas, I’m 24. Still not old enough to receive car rental discounts or to hold political office, but I’m another year older, nonetheless. Birthday week (well, now it’s starting to feel more like birthday month, ha!) is coming to a close. The fireworks were just […]

How to become a hiking fashionista

How to become a hiking fashionista

Hiking doesn’t mean you have to look like a cave woman. Here’s a few tips of looking stylish while hitting the trails!

23, a year of bravery 

23, a year of bravery 

Warning: Super long, sappy, self-love post ahead!  A year ago, I thought I was on the summit of Mount Everest in the happiness department. I had everything figured out: my career, my love life, my relationship with friends and family, finances, everything. Which all called […]