Istanbul

Happy Monday everyone. In 2012 I got an amazing opportunity to go to Istanbul, Turkey with a friend of mine from college. Istanbul is a beautiful city split between Europe and Asia.  Most of the tourist attractions are on the European side but most residents live on the Asian side (which is where I stayed with my friends grandparents). Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus River and has plenty to see and do. Unfortunately Turkey is not the safest place to travel right now but hopefully someday it will be so everyone can…

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Summer 2016 Recap

Now that summer is officially over, I wanted to recap all of my favorite moments of the past few months. Summers in Chicago are short so you have to take advantage of the nice weather while you can. Looking back, I don’t think I did too bad of a job this year. Did you get a chance to do everything you wanted to this summer? 1.Attended a rooftop pool party at my apartment 2.Went to Windy City Smoke-Out Country Festival (might be my favorite event in the summer) 3.Celebrated my 25th Birthday…

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Luxembourg

Happy hump day everyone! Have you ever had the chance to live abroad? My first semester junior year of college I lived in Luxembourg (very small country in Europe) and it was six of the most amazing months of my life. During my time in Luxembourg I lived with a host family in a town called Bettembourg. Everyday I would take about a 40 minute train ride to my school (that was in a Chateau..no big deal…) in Differdange. I must say, sitting on the trains in Europe is a little more enjoyable than sitting…

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First Day of Fall

Hey Everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am pretty excited it’s officially fall. I know I shouldn’t wish away this gorgeous weather (which I’m not), but fall clothes are just so cute and most importantly comfortable. I’ve also been getting anxious to wear everything I snagged at the Nordstrom anniversary sale! But until it gets a little cooler out, the sleeveless sweater trend will have to do. There are so many great options out there right now. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites including the green number that I wore around…

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Germany (Part 2)

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a great Tuesday! This is part 2 of my Germany posts which highlights my trips to Heidelberg, Munich, Trier and Dresden (click here to see my first post). Enjoy! Heidelberg: Last fall when I was working in Wiesbaden I decided to take a day trip to Heidelberg. It was a close drive (about an hour) and seemed like it would be a manageable trip to do by myself. I had no itinerary when I went (just hopped in the car and drove), but ended up having…

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