Tips for Hiking Trolltunga

Last weekend, my sister and I embarked on one of the most physically demanding challenges of our life. We hiked up to Trolltunga (“troll’s tongue”), a cliff jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 2,300 feet above the north side of lake Ringedalsvatnet in the city of Odda, Norway. While the hike has been gaining popularity in recent years, it Read More …

The Reality of Travel

Travel. In recent years, the generation of millennials and beyond have taken it upon themselves to take full advantage of the ever advancing connectivity of the world. Stories of people selling all of their possessions, quitting their jobs, and travelling the world have become models of the ultimate form of living, a contrasting viewpoint from those Read More …

Reveling in the Rockies

Having spent the last 18 years of my life in the Midwest, I have grown accustomed to living in flat terrain and driving hours to wastelands covered in manufactured snow for my big ski trips. I have learned to embrace cold, dreary weather and conquer seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which, if you live in a cold, dreary climate Read More …

How to Navigate a Foreign City Without Wifi: CityMaps2Go

One of the biggest inconveniences I experienced abroad was not being able to find my way through unfamiliar streets without being around a wifi hotspot or racking up an atrocious cell phone bill. Add to that a language barrier, and getting directions anywhere was impossible. That’s the bad news. The good news is there’s an app for everything these days, Read More …