Festivals, Tips and Things

Hangout Music Festival: Tips and Things

Around Thanksgiving last year, I decided to try attending Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I had a blast! However, there are certain things that could have made the experience better. Here is my brutal honesty of my experience. Overview Hangout is a 3 day music festival located on the beach at Gulf-shores. The Pros and… Continue reading Hangout Music Festival: Tips and Things

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Texas, USA

Austin, TX: Things to Do and Eat

I had a wonderful time in Austin, TX. There were so many things to do! There was endless amounts of cool restaurants, and I'm sad I didn't get to try them all. Here are a few ideas for your next trip! Hope Gallery Disclaimer: this will only be open in its original spot until June… Continue reading Austin, TX: Things to Do and Eat

Journal, Life Style, lists, Organization

Advice to the Pre-Med Student

Find Yourself First It does take smartness and discipline to get the good grades that are needed for medical school ; however, it is not the first thing you should focus on. As you trudge on, you will need to remind yourself of your "why". Why do you want to be a doctor? Otherwise, you… Continue reading Advice to the Pre-Med Student

Journal, Life Style, lists

Winter Bucket List-2017

How is Winter already here? Where did the Fall go?  I have so many ideas for my Winter Bucket Challenge!!! I will update you guys as I go along! Feel free to do these with me! Having mini-goals for the Winter helps with the Winter Blues, because you have something to look forward to. My… Continue reading Winter Bucket List-2017

Journal, Life Style, lists, Organization

Things to De-clutter Easily

I have been told I'm wonderful at organizing, and I thought I should share my skills with all of you! I think the first step to organizing is de-cluttering. Now, I know this makes many people uncomfortable. This is NOT asking you to confine yourself and get rid of things you really like. Rather, this… Continue reading Things to De-clutter Easily

General Traveling, Tips and Things

Safety & Scams

What does this have to do with budget traveling? If one isn't careful, one could lose everything! When I go abroad, the common question is: aren't you scared? I'm not. Honestly, I feel safer there than I do in the States! Even though anything can happen, here's some tips to lower the odds. Losing your passport… Continue reading Safety & Scams

Countries, General Traveling, Journal, Life Style, lists, Tips and Things

“Year of No Fear” 50 Firsts

As junior year approaches, I would like to dedicate this excerpt to sophomore year. I tend to do New Year's resolutions on the school year instead of the calendar. Sophomore's resolution was "Year of No Fear." I would like to say I have succeeded. Getting a perm (which I absolutely love) is the last "first"… Continue reading “Year of No Fear” 50 Firsts

General Traveling, Tips and Things

20 Ways to Save Money Abroad

Do not exchange money here or at currency exchange places. This is a huge waste of money. Not only will the exchange rate be horrible, but most places work on commission. If your bank doesn’t charge a lot to borrow from other ATMs, just withdraw the money in the airport when you arrive. Centennial Bank charges… Continue reading 20 Ways to Save Money Abroad

Countries, Spain

The Ultimate Packing List: Spain

  Sorry!  I couldn't resist! I studied abroad in Spain from February 17- May 10th. On the weekends, I ventured to other countries as well. This caused a hefty problem. How do I pack for 3 months and all 4 seasons in a backpack, laptop case, and a checked bag? Not easily. I spent about a week packing and unpacking… Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List: Spain

Costa Rica, Countries

Packing List: a Month in Costa Rica

As I have mentioned, I stayed in Costa Rica for a month. During that time, I stayed in the Central Valley, Monte Verde, and Flamingo. The trick was to pack for the rainy season while being prepared for the heat in Flamingo. What I Packed: Clothing Tanktops x2 dressy short sleeve shirts x4 Shorts x1 flowy… Continue reading Packing List: a Month in Costa Rica