Packing. Easily the worst part of travel. You want to look good for those selfies, but comfortable for long days exploring, fashionable enough to turn heads but chill enough to fit in. What’s a girl to do? Your wardrobe is going to change a lot based on where you’re going (um, duh), but there are some staples that definitely need to make it into your suitcase.
My latest post for Matador Network! The modern Fredericksburg area has a lot to offer — here’s how to make the most of a long weekend.
Do I regret any of the hostilities or confusing moments I have faced as an American abroad? They make me sad, of course, but they define my own empathy and capacity for understanding conflict. For every scrap of animosity I felt while traveling as American, I was showered with welcomes and kindness.
I love volunteering. I love being your stereotypical do-gooder. And I love traveling. How do I combine these loves without perpetuating harmful stereotypes and cycles? Here are a couple tips for making sure your volunteer-oriented travel is a positive experience for everyone involved.
Walking inside this cathedral, I immediately felt overwhelmed - in a good way. This place was massive. The hulking concrete exterior belied the soaring, airy ceiling inside. The entire cathedral was somewhat sepia-hued, due to the muted lighting of rather old chandeliers and the unique stone walls. As we entered, a service was ending, and we respectfully stood the side watching members conclude their morning worship.