Seatte, Washington State

Why You Should Visit Seattle’s Scarecrow Video

This post originally appeared on Medium.  Last week, I made my way into Seattle with my boyfriend to check out Scarecrow Video. Located in the University District, Scarecrow Video is a video rental store and non-profit organization that is home to more than 130,000 titles, and is currently the largest independent collection of videos in the …

Books, Travel

Three Travel Books on my Reading List Right Now (That Everyone Else Has Probably Already Read)

Photo by Jessica Ruscello on Unsplash This post was originally published on Medium in January.  From travel guides to memoirs, there are a ton of travel books out there to choose from if you want to go far without leaving the comfort of your bed. I’ve always been fascinated with travel and hearing about new places, …

Yellowstone National Park
Travel, United States

Pictures That Will Make You Want To Go To Yellowstone

Last July I went to Yellowstone. I’ve written before about how I wasn’t exactly the most excited to go, primarily because I really, really, really hate camping. So you might wonder, why would I even go to Yellowstone, if I knew camping would be involved and I hate it so much? The most honest answer …

Guest Post, Spain, Teaching Abroad

GUEST POST: What to Expect About the Application and Selection Process with Meddeas to Teach in Spain

A while back, I wrote a blog post on the various ways U.S. citizens can live and teach English legally in Spain. One of the programs I mentioned was Meddeas, an organization that works to place individuals in schools to work as Language Assistants. I was later contacted by Maria, who works in the Communication …

Humor, Solo Travel, Travel

A Simple Guide to Eating Alone in a Foreign Country

This post was originally published on Medium and was featured in the publication The Hustle is Female.  When I traveled to Spain last year, I went alone. And because I’m also an introvert, I didn’t make much of an effort to meet people while I was there. This meant that I dd just about everything — you …

Seattle, Washington State

Entering the World of Harry Potter with the Diagon Alley Project

I am a shameless Harry Potter nerd. I started reading the books when I was about nine, right when the first movie came out. Since then, I’ve read every book and seen every movie multiple times, stood in line at midnight on more than one occasion to get a book or see a film the …

Stories, Travel, United States

Remembering My Grandpa at Yellowstone National Park

I was not excited to go to Yellowstone. The trip was mostly my friend’s idea. She wanted to go camping. To say I don’t like camping would be an understatement, though I prefer to say I have a healthy appreciation for the indoors. But I still agreed, because I’m easily talked into things and because …