One of my favorite drives from the Portland, OR area is to Seattle, WA. Seattle is a cool city with a completely different vibe than Portland. Every time I am in the city, I wish I had the opportunity to visit more.
This Memorial Day, my boyfriend and I decided to drive up to Seattle. It had been 10 months since the last time we were up in this area so the trip was long overdue! I was really excited for a road trip and to be back in Seattle. I think one of my favorite part of the trip is the drive. The drive isn’t too long (around three hours from Portland, OR)–I always find it relaxing and a great way for my boyfriend and me to bond and enjoy each others’ company. On our trips to Seattle, we usually visit different attractions. This time, we kept it simple and only visited a few places.
Long time no write! It has been a minute since I publish a blog post. In the past three weeks, I graduated university with my Bachelor of Science, traveled to Los Angeles and Disneyland, and gotten sick. I am really excited to be back and with the last post of my Nashville series.
I visited Atlanta, Georgia on one of my last days on spring break. It is quite a drive from Nashville (4.5 hours), but I wanted to make a quick trip. One of the main reason I wanted to visit Atlanta was because of the Georgia Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquarium. My boyfriend speaks very highly of it that I became curious and it was nearby enough that I had to visit.
One of my travel goals is to visit every United States national park. When I was in Nashville, I researched nearby parks to visit and found Mammoth Cave National Park (I also visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). I didn’t know much about Mammoth Cave or have even heard of it, but I knew it would be amazing (it is a national park after all) and my mom really enjoys visiting caves.
I am a bit bummed that I didn’t get this blog post up yesterday (Sunday at 6 pm is my usual posting time). The excuse is that it has been a crazy week with finals and graduation! I didn’t have time and I wanted to take the day off yesterday to celebrate my accomplishments.
It is crazy that I am still working on my spring break blog posts when summer is already here! I promise you though we are over halfway through!!!
Ruby Falls was my mom’s favorite attraction on our Spring Break trip and it is easy to see why.
Why do you want to join the Peace Corps? This is one of the first questions I get asked when I tell people about my post-university plans (and where I am going?). I think it is an important question–definitely one everyone should reflect on and think about before applying to the Peace Corps. So why do I want to join the Peace Corps?
I can’t believe I am still doing my Nashville Spring Break travel series! It was a really fun trip and I am grateful to have the opportunity to go through my photos now and relive the trip!
After visiting Nashville, the next stop on my spring break trip was to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park isn’t really close to Nashville–it was around a four-hour drive but my goal is to visit all the United States National Park so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The day was cloudy and extremely rainy. Because of the long drive and rainy day, I could only explored a small portion of the park and didn’t get the chance to take a lot of photos. Still, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was gorgeous and a great area to explore.
One of my new year resolutions is to be more sustainable. An Instagram influencer (@zoelaz) recently talked about her changes to become more environmentally-friendly. She mentioned using a menstrual cup and it was the push I needed to buy one and try it out. I have been wanting to replace my period pads with a cup for a while, but I had excuses about why I should wait…why I should try something else and ease my way up to it. After trying the cup (for two months), I am in love with it.
Happy April friends! It is crazy to think that it is April already! We are already a third of the way into 2019 and this school year is *almost* coming to an end!
I have done a couple of posts in the “12 Things” series. I think they are really fun and easy to read and a great way to catch up. I originally had another blog post scheduled to go up today all about menstrual cups. When I was editing the photos last night and this morning, I realize that I didn’t really like how they turned out. I couldn’t retake the photos today so I decided to write up this “12 Things” post 🙂
About two weeks ago, I visited Nashville for spring break. On my first day of this trip, I explored the city…and I loved it! Everyone was so kind and welcoming–that Southern hospitality. I wish I was able to spend more time just exploring Nashville (but I had plans to visit other sights in the area).
On the first day, I took over 90 photos (oops!). I finally had the opportunity to go through them and pick some favorites for this post all about what I did in 24 hours.
After 10 months of applying…interviewing…and waiting (a whole ton of waiting), I am so excited to say I have been invited to serve in the Peace Corps Paraguay as a Community Environment Promoter!!!
It has seriously been a long process…but I am very excited and honored to have this opportunity to learn about another culture, meet another community, and volunteer my time and energy for a great cause.