Bali is not just for the world's most seasoned travelers, most adventurous backpackers or most elite vacationers. It is a place for whoever wants to enjoy and appreciate all of the beauty, culture and fun that it has to offer.
I know that I'll leave in November feeling fulfilled and like I truly do have a home-away-from-home that I can return to and reminisce about the experiences I had when I was twenty years old.
"What is Australia like?" "What are the people like?" "Do they really talk funny?" "Have you seen any spiders yet?"
Today Melbourne is an amazing city that's full of life and culture and coffee (insert heart-eyes emoji here). I haven't been to Seattle, but I imagine that it's a lot like that-very "hipster"...and way too cool for me to fit in.
There is no right or wrong way to study abroad. Don't feel like you need to fit yourself into a box of other study abroad students who all want to do the same thing.
Walking down the street is like watching Tasty videos on repeat - I WANT IT ALL. IN MY BELLY. RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.
I had the chance to explore just a tiny piece of Australia's amazing flora and fauna this weekend on a tour from Sydney to the Hunter Valley to Port Stephens. Let me tell you, I've never felt more in touch with nature in my entire life.
Amazing and challenging aren't mutually exclusive.
Those cauliflower clouds helped to remind me of my purpose, what my intentions had been so many months ago when this dream had first become a reality.
I feel like I've tricked myself into believing that I'm some spontaneous, adventurous world traveler just because I can be. But I've always traveled in a group. Never alone. Alone is scary.
I used to roll my eyes at the people who said that they loved spin classes. It sounded boring and hard and very bourgeois. That was back when I considered twenty minutes on the elliptical while I watched "The Office" a workout.
Sunday night always feels like it comes too fast.
Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They say that your twenties are supposed to be the best years of your life...I'm about to find out.