How the Law of Attraction Changed my Life

The Law of Attraction became really popular around the time the film/book, “The Secret,” came out. I actually started watching the film about 4 years ago, having no idea it what it was about. Kevin and I laughed at how exaggerated and cult-like it seemed for about 15 minutes, before we picked a better movie to…

Carnaval de Negros y Blancos

One of the best times to find yourself in Pasto, Colombia, is during Carnavales, a.k.a., the end of December into January. While throughout December there are celebrations leading up to the holidays, the main event goes on between January 2nd – 6th. In 2009 the Carnaval de Negros y Blancos was declared a “UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral…

What to do in Small Town, Colombia

I went to Pasto, Colombia this past December. One of the major attractions there is La Laguna de la Cocha, a large lake with an island in the middle named La Corota. On the Corota there is a nature sanctuary protecting the flora and fauna endemic to the small island. The area is surprisingly popular with European…

La Ciudad Sorpresa

Colombia, although the country was once a dangerous place to live, let alone travel, it has come a long way and tourism is growing in popularity. I for one am quite glad because there are so many diverse, beautiful landscapes, mountains, valleys, ecosystems, churches, beaches, and most importantly, people to see and meet. You can find just about…

What Actually Happened in Rome

Since Rome was on the tail end of our Europtrip, it’s no surprise we didn’t exactly stay on schedule. Ideally our Roman Holiday would have gone like this. Instead we had a few late starts and it went a little more like the following. It all started well enough. Our airb&b host picked us up from…

Prague in 2 Days

I will confess, I didn’t know much about Prague before we decided to go there. I knew what I had seen from watching the movie Amadeus. I imagined it like Amsterdam with less bikes (I’ve never been to Amsterdam either). The more I researched to plan for our trip the more excited I became. Prague is…

What Actually Happened in Paris

So even though I didn’t exactly stick to my itinerary (find it here), I had so much fun in Paris! When we arrived we made our way to our airb&b. We had asked our host if it was okay to come early since our flight arrived before check in, and we didn’t want to carry our luggage…

What to do When You Have Writer’s Block

Literally just start writing Like, I know you’re saying THAT’S THE PROBLEM. But listen, just start typing. Whatever pops into your head, it doesn’t even have to be coherent. Just go full on stream of consciousness. Eventually it will give you and idea, trust your brain! Read something Books make you think and feel (unless you’re…

Paris in 4 Days

I’ve been a francophile since I first watched Madeline on VHS. The old house in Paris covered in vines really spoke to me and I wanted to be one of the little girls walking in two straight lines. Granted they were all British, and no one speaks French, but minor details! I finally went to France…