Annecy, France: A Photo Diary of the Venice of the Alps

Tucked away in the French Alps along Lake Annecy is perhaps one of the most charming small towns in all of Europe. Also know as “the Pearl” or “the Venice” of the Alps, Annecy, France is living proof that storybook towns still exist today.

I stumbled upon this gem while looking for day trips to take during my recent trip to Geneva, Switzerland. And not even a massive hangover from a weird night of karaoke, a friend with a forgotten passport, or a thunderstorm were going to stop me. Read more

6 Mindfulness Tips for Millennials

Many of us could use some added mindfulness into our daily lives—especially us millennials.

We are the instant-gratification seeking generation that grew up with the digital age. We value self-fulfillment and social impact. And yet, it’s so easy for us to feel overwhelmed and under pressure.

Let’s take a step back and see what simple steps millennials can do to realign our selves in order to feel valued and content. Read more

10 Reasons Ireland Surprised Me

Before I picked up and moved to Cork City on a whim with a working holiday visa, I had never been to Ireland before. All I knew was that it was a little green island filled with lots of pubs and rain.

After spending almost a month living on the Emerald Isle thus far, I’ve completely fallen in love with this scenic country as well as all the quirks of Irish culture. In many ways, my new home has much more to offer than I initially expected.

Here are the 10 ways Ireland Surprised Me:

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My 2016 Recap + Where I’m Moving in 2017

I think I can speak for almost everyone in that 2016 was one chaotic year. For me, 2016 was a turning point in my life. It wasn’t a year of smooth sailing, which I take as a sign of taking some major leaps. I hit some milestones, like graduating college, kissing my life in Chicago goodbye and launching my own freelance writing career abroad. But between all the moments of success, there was a lot of struggle and even failure. Read more

5 Sustainable Style Tips Made Simple

I used to be the girl with “nothing to wear” and an overflowing closet with cheap clothes. After burning through dozens of Forever 21 blouses and shoes with a 3-month lifespan, I realized that my purchasing patterns were not only hurting my wallet. I made the connection that my shopping habits supported a vicious, unsustainable industry. Read more