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    2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

    Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through the links below, at no cost to you. For more information, read my full disclaimer here. 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers After years of traveling and living abroad, I’ve put together a list of my go-to essential travel gear. These are all products I have purchased and use myself. They are all tried and true by me personally. Take a look and either pick out an item for the traveler in your life or treat yourself to something new for the holidays. Hiking Boots and Shoes from REI…

  • How Study Abroad Changed My Life

    How Study Abroad Changed My Life

    2020 Has Been a Year Marked by Loss 2020 has been a completely unprecedented year met with tremendous loss in some capacity for nearly everyone. Whether it be losing a job, having a planned vacation turn into dust, or losing a friend to COVID, loss has been a consistent theme this year and it’s been on my mind a lot. On the brightside, this new awareness of loss has made me very grateful each day. I’m grateful for my health, job, health insurance, home, friends and family. I’m also very grateful for the opportunity I had to study abroad when I was in college. Studying abroad was an experience that changed…