Visiting Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal

Visiting Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Montreal

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.

5 Jaw-Dropping Churches to Visit in Montreal

5 Jaw-Dropping Churches to Visit in Montreal

In Montreal, a historically Catholic city, churches and cathedrals abound. Starting with my unabashed favorite, Notre-Dame, I’ve shared my favorite sites and tips for visiting.

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Interning in Geneva

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Interning in Geneva

Though many of these interns would describe their experiences as priceless, an equal number reflect on being shocked by the price tag involved in living and working in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Below, I’ve offered a variety of tips to help you get the most out of your internship and your budget. 

5 Ways to Support Indigenous Women on International Women's Day

5 Ways to Support Indigenous Women on International Women's Day

Every year, March 8th is dedicated by the United Nations as International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honor the unique struggles, strengths, and potential of women around the world, far too many of whom face violence, poverty, environmental destruction, disease, and discrimination on a daily basis.

First in Flight

First in Flight

I think it is safe to assume that nerds the world over never lose their spirit for the pursuit of knowledge and have some undying sense of determination. These two qualities come together at the inspirational Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC. 

30 Small Things You Can Do To Cheer Up Right Now

30 Small Things You Can Do To Cheer Up Right Now

No need to delve into the details - we all know that a lot of people are feeling discouraged, defeated, angry, and blue this week. And the truth is that a decent amount of people are feeling that way on any given day in the year. It's ok to be gentle with yourself. It's ok to take time to do something completely frivolous simply because it makes you happy. It's ok to feel upset, and it's ok to need a little help feeling better again. 

Staying Safe While Nerding Abroad: Tips from a Cop

Staying Safe While Nerding Abroad: Tips from a Cop

Nerding abroad and discovering new sights, sounds, and adventures is fun, but unfortunately, touring a new place can be dangerous too. As a police officer in Washington, DC, I police areas dense with tourists who are often victims of crimes. Lucky for you I’m also a fellow world traveler, and below are a few strategies to help you protect yourself and your property while exploring.