Weekend Guide :: Usedom, Germany

Weekend Guide :: Usedom, Germany

Usedom Island is a historically-rich beach town in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, just a hop and skip from Poland. Usedom is unique from the other beach towns in Germany due to it's period of isolation from the rest of the country when it found itself on the Eastern German side of the wall. After a period of rest, the traditional buildings have been restored to former glory and ...

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Traveling Back In Time At Germany's Most Underrated Beach Town

Traveling Back In Time At Germany's Most Underrated Beach Town

When the boyfriend said we were headed away to a little beach island that I was going to love, I'll admit I wasn't really believing him. Germany... charming beach town? I mean yes, Germany has fantastic beer gardens, and beautiful castles ... but charming beach town? The little island of Usedom however absolutely blew me away! It really is a massively underrated hidden gem. The history of Usedom is what...

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Exchange Student Guide To Ole Miss & Oxford, MS

Exchange Student Guide To Ole Miss & Oxford, MS

This Canadian just spent the past two years in Mississippi attending Ole Miss, and oh boy do I have tips and insight to share! I'm taking my two years of Ole Miss international student knowledge and dropping it all into one post so future Ole Miss attendees can more easily understand and be prepared for their new southern life. If after these tips and insights you have questions that are unanswered, as always I ...

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How To Spend A Day At & Around Neuschwanstein Castle

How To Spend A Day At & Around Neuschwanstein Castle

Yes, it's that castle. The castle with the typically German, extremely complex and lengthly name is the one you're thinking of. It's the castle which inspired Disney's Magic Kingdom, and you've seen a zillion photos of. It's been featured in many movies and there's a lot of mysterious stories that go along with this magical place. Neuschwanstein castle is located in the small village of Schwangau in ...

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Mississippi Makes You Think

Mississippi Makes You Think

This post is one I've been thinking of for a great many months. I write this blog to recall my experiences around the world and of course it would be a little odd to spend a full two years somewhere without ever really explaining the experience. However, explaining my time in Mississippi is no easy task. I've spent the last 2 years attending Ole Miss and while I have had enjoyed many wonderful experiences in...

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27 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Rothenburg, Germany

27 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Rothenburg, Germany

Just after stepping off my flight to Germany, I was transported by a very handsome driver, *ahem the boyfriend* for a surprise visit to Rothenburg, Germany. While I've been to many adorable German towns, this one comes top of the list! As it was a surprise visit, I hadn't a clue what to expect. The town is perfectly preserved and the city walls are still complete and intact which is very rare. You can enjoy...

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Graduation 2.0 :: Master's Edition

Graduation 2.0 :: Master's Edition

Saturday May 14th was a very exciting day in my life. It was the day that I finally finished school. Or at least the mandatory 'you need to get an education' type school. Now I am free to take classes in things I am really passionate about at that point in time. Blogging school? Sign me up. Graphic design school? Yes! Language school? Oui! Dance lessons? Absolutely! It really is wild to think, every September, all ...

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One Way Ticket Purchased :: Next Stop ...

One Way Ticket Purchased :: Next Stop ...

With exactly 9 days until I pick up one very prestigious and pricey piece of paper while wearing an ever-so-fetching (yes, I will try to make it happen Regina) table cloth looking item (ie. graduation gown), I've been planning for my post-grad life. Back in January I purchased a one way ticket to Germany. Just saying that makes me excited! Think of how many people in the world make that leap, and actually ...

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What Are The Best Starter GoPro Hero4 Silver/Black Accessories?

What Are The Best Starter GoPro Hero4 Silver/Black Accessories?

I remember buying my GoPro and being overwhelmed by all the accessory options! Which do I really need? Which are the most versatile? I want to keep my travel camera gear as minimalistic as possible, both for flight weight considerations, as well as because I'm a serial over-packer, and I want to break that habit. (It's going ish-well at the moment). These are the absolute must-haves to get your started...

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GoPro HERO4 Session vs. Silver

GoPro HERO4 Session vs. Silver

In an effort to produce more video content for my blog, yeh know, get all connected with my readers more via that whole moving picture phenomenon, I picked up a GoPro on Amazon. I started off with the GoPro Session, but eventually swapped it out for the GoPro Silver. Also in the market for a GoPro? I'm going to tell you why I swapped in an effort to help you make the best purchasing decision for yourself...

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10 Tips For Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

10 Tips For Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

1. Purchase a wand & make magic happen. Be sure to pick up a wand at Olivander's , it's more than just a souvenir. Wands may be used around the park to make magic happen. With every wand purchase comes a map that marks out all the magic making opportunities around the park. There are also staff around to help you make the correct wand movement and say the spell to create magic...

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Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Helloooooo readers! My gosh I've missed you. No I promise I didn't get sucked up into a black hole, instead I just completed my Master's thesis and absolute last comprehensive exams! I have exactly 38 days until I graduate ... but of course you know, who's counting? Definitely not me ... With a very short period of time left living in the South, the clock was ticking to get to a very important bucket list...

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5 Steps: Change Your Money Mindset & Enable Yourself To Travel

5 Steps: Change Your Money Mindset & Enable Yourself To Travel

1. Get acquainted with your money. "Money, meet owner. Owner, meet money." I want you to open up your online banking and note down where your money has gone over the past 30 days. Then start categorizing similar expenses, for example food, clothes, gas, etc. Then add up the categories so you have a total for each. I'll tell you, the first time I ever did this was years ago but I still remember ...

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A Quick Guide To The Working Holiday Visa

A Quick Guide To The Working Holiday Visa

First off, look at you go! Getting all serious and gathering information on working and traveling. You ma friend are basically already on the road to the airport, it feels good, doesn't it? Before you can step foot on the plane, there's some important bits you'll need to know about working holidays. Below I have for you the top 10 questions about working holidays visas, and of course you're welcome to ask me a ...

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The South: Where T-Shirts Are Basically Currency

The South: Where T-Shirts Are Basically Currency

Having lived in the Southern States for 1.5 years now while in grad school, I've picked up on some amazingly unusual tendencies these southerners have. To them, these things are just another part of life, par for the course, and regular cultural norms. For an outsider, these things are a little head-scratch-inducing and hilarious. I've adapted and quite enjoy these funny little tendencies as I run into them...

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How to get over your fear and book the flight

How to get over your fear and book the flight

This is a drastic measure, but none the less, necessary for some out there. I would prescribe the travel drug addition method if you're the kind of person who is (knowingly, or unknowingly) paralyzed by fear of actually booking your trip and stepping foot on the plane. You're overly practical, safe, and realistic self just cannot make the first move. You ask your frequently traveled friends "how do you do it" "tell...

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Work & Travel For Canadians :: Choose From These 32 Countries

Work & Travel For Canadians :: Choose From These 32 Countries

There's no two ways about it, for Canadians, the low dollar is a factor in our travel decisions. Canadian trips to the states have noticeably fallen from previous years. But not everyone is hurting from the low dollar, in fact many people are benefiting from it, and you can too! Canadians who scooped up homes in the post-2008 USA housing bubble burst are now selling to ...

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30 Effortless Dresses For Stylish Spring + Summer Vacationing

30 Effortless Dresses For Stylish Spring + Summer Vacationing

Spring + summer style alert! There's so many adorable dresses online right now, I can't just pick one! I went through some grueling research (*ahem* shopping online while painting my nails) to find the perfect dresses for our upcoming travels and vacations! Looking stylish while traveling produces a females top first world problem; looking cute, because you're about to take a zillion travel photos...

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Mont Tremblant, Quebec Travel Guide

Mont Tremblant, Quebec Travel Guide

Mont Tremblant is located in the mountains, just 30 minutes north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mont Tremblant is most famous for it's award winning ski resort, though the location is stunning all year round, and is also popular with the outdoorsey type, as well as the skiers. Given that Mont Tremblant is situated in the French province of Quebec, French is the native language for those

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