Sorry I haven’t posted in nearly two months! Things have been so hectic. For those of you who didn’t already know, Adam and I got engaged in Venice, Italy! <3 This our engagement story
Happy August Everyone! I can’t believe it’s already mid-august. Time is flying by so fast. I am so excited that I’ve reached over 1,000 views in my first month of starting this blog! Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my posts! As many of you may know, Adam and I are leaving for Europe in 2 weeks!! After I graduated college I decided I wanted to travel to be a top priority in my life, but I honestly never thought I would go backpacking in Europe! When I first met Adam, he had recently returned from a solo backpacking trip around Europe. I told him he was so crazy and I would never do that. But, I had a change of heart (primarily due to a quarter life crisis) and now we are on our merry way to Europe soon. At first, trying to plan a 2-week trip overseas can be really intimidating. Plane tickets, food, lodging, and activities can be so expensive. Plus, I live in one of the most expensive cities in the US, have student loans, a car payment, and more! However, I don’t want to keep making excuses and let those reasons hold me back. Here are 10 things I do to afford travel.
A little background about my upbringing… No one in my family had a college degree before I was born. My mom, who was a teen mom, attended college when I was in preschool-elementary school. I remember attending class with her in the HUGE lecture halls during the summer. I could write a whole separate post about the inspiration & experiences I had during those times. My dad also made it a huge priority to focus on my education. We read together all the time so that my reading level was way above my peers, and there were big consequences if I didn’t “exceed expectations” in school. Needless to say, I knew from a very young age I was going to graduate with a Bachelors Degree much earlier than most people. With that being said, here’s how I graduated college early and saved $93,845 before the age of 21. Read more
Watershed is in 10 days (Weekend 1) or 17 days (Weekend 2)!! For those of you who don’t know what Watershed is, it’s a 3 Day Country Music Festival at The Gorge, WA. The Gorge also has a few other music festivals such as Paradiso, Sasquatch, and “Labor Dave Weekend” (Dave Matthews Band). Last year was my first year attending and I had a blast! I was nervous to go because I’ve heard several horror stories about music festival camping. However, Adam & I figured out several ways to beat the heat and have a great time. Here are our Top 10 Tips to Survive Music Festival Camping:
I love listening to podcast! They are so many different podcasts out there and there is a podcast for almost anything you can think of. There are podcasts that about personal development, advice, celebrity interviews, finance tips, random storytelling, true crime stories, and much more. I personally like to mix it up and listen to a variety of podcasts each week. One of the things I love the most about podcasts is everyone can speak their opinion and thoughts freely and be 100% real. I have a 2 hour commute each day (10 hours a week) and I get super motion sick, so unfortunately I can’t do much on the bus. I can’t even look at Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, etc.! Thankfully listening to music/podcast doesn’t make me puke. I subscribe to over 25 podcast, but here are the 10 best podcasts in no particular order: Read more