The Green Guide to Geneva (On a Budget)

Geneva is one of the most eco-friendly cities in the world, but it also is one of the most expensive. This lakeside city is decades ahead of the rest of the world in sustainability and functionality, while being the heart of international organizations in Europe. Not to mention, it is also strategically located in the epicenter of Switzerland’s most pristine natural wonders.

Lucky for you, my friends, some of the best ways to experience Geneva are both budget and eco friendly.

Here’s an insider’s guide for how to save your money and carbon footprint while traveling to Geneva. Read more

Why Kew Gardens is London’s Best Kept Secret

What was at the top of my list while visiting London? No, it wasn’t to see the Big Ben or to sit atop the London Eye. I was determined to see enchanting fields of cherry blossoms and cacti-filled conservatories.

Tucked outside of London’s city center, the Kew Gardens are an oasis of blooming flowers, exotic foliage, and fresh air. This UNESCO heritage is where beauty meets a longstanding commitment to conservation and climate action.

Safeguarded by locals and overlooked by masses of tourists, there’s no doubt that The Kew is London’s best-kept secret (garden).

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Cork City Chronicles: the Pieces Falling in Place

Things began to move faster than I anticipated, and my only choice was to roll with the punches. Within a few short weeks, I found a part-time job, then took a new full-time job, traveled around Ireland’s coast, and built roots in my new home, Cork.

It wasn’t until I took a step back that I realized: all the little pieces and unanswered questions were coming together. Read more

TRRTLZ: Building Connections with Bracelets

Why is travel so rewarding to me? It expands my horizon to new cultures and perspectives. It’s a reminder for me to let go and let a little more adventure in.

As a proponent of mindful travel, forming meaningful, personal connections is essential to me. That’s why TRRTLZ bracelets are my perfect little reminder. Read more

Cork City Chronicles: the Luck of the Irish

It didn’t hit me that I was actually moving to a new country (again) until the plane was about to leave. Once I finally made it on the plane, buckled my seat belt, and heard the engine starting to fire up, I realized there was no turning back. I sent out my last “Taking off now, love you!” texts and accepted my unpredictable journey ahead.

I was overwhelmed with a feeling of déjà vu. Leaving it all behind becomes an easier pill to swallow after every time I leave. But my roots weren’t just in Minnesota anymore. I built roots in Chicago, then Croatia. I am now branching my roots in Cork Ireland, with the luck of the Irish on my side. Read more