FAQ about IVHQ Zambia

In the months following my time volunteering in Zambia I have had a lot of conversations with people that are thinking about traveling there as well. A lot of their questions are very similar so I thought it would be helpful to write a post with the most frequently asked questions. I also love any … Continue reading FAQ about IVHQ Zambia

Stagecoach 2017: Three Days in the California Desert

Day One: Before heading to the venue we stopped at Sloan's Restaurant in Indio for brunch at the recommendation of a friend. This place was a great breakfast food with a total mom and pop vibe. If you're in Indio for breakfast I would recommend checking it out! After brunch we headed over to Stagecoach! … Continue reading Stagecoach 2017: Three Days in the California Desert

Being a Tourist in my Own City: Getty Villa and Venice Boardwalk

Last week I was on Spring Break and I was lucky enough to have a day free from responsibilities so I decided to play "tourist" in my own home! I started my day at the Getty Villa in Malibu. I normally visit the Getty Center in Los Angeles so this was a nice change of … Continue reading Being a Tourist in my Own City: Getty Villa and Venice Boardwalk

President’s Day Weekend at the “Happiest Place on Earth!”

Disneyland is currently running a special for Southern California residents, $189 for a three-day park hopper ticket. The special is running until May 25, 2017 and is a great deal! Day One: Disneyland!!!We spent our first day at Disneyland, knowing we had three days we were able to take our time and have a much … Continue reading President’s Day Weekend at the “Happiest Place on Earth!”


What a life changing year! 2016 has been the most incredible year of my life, it gave me the opportunity to travel to parts of the world I never imagined I would be so lucky to see. I have found new homes in places that just last year were foreign countries to me. I have … Continue reading 2016

Paris, France

We may have set some sort of record for shortest time spent in Paris, we spent three hours on a bus there and back to spend four hours in Paris but we made it work! Our first stop was the Eiffel Tower! Then we walked to the Arc de Triomphe and walked down the Champs-Élysées. We … Continue reading Paris, France


We docked in Greenock for our first stop in Scotland. From there we took a train into Glasgow for the day. The beginning of our day we spent in the suburbs of Glasgow where my grandma used to live to see her old house and have a bit of a nostalgia tour. Afterwards we wandered Glasgow, … Continue reading Scotland

Cork and Belfast, Ireland

Our first stop in Ireland was in Cobh (Cork) which is famous for being the last port of call for H.M.S. Titanic. When we docked we got on a bus and headed for Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. We also had some time to walk around Cork before our ship left to head … Continue reading Cork and Belfast, Ireland

London and Guernsey

We stayed in London for three days before heading to Southampton to board our ship. Our first day was only a half day because we flew in that morning so we spent the afternoon running around London trying to see as much as we could in our short time! Our second day in London was … Continue reading London and Guernsey

My Final Week Teaching in Zambia

July 11, 2016 Today was the beginning of my last week here in Zambia! Never have I felt the true meaning of "mixed emotions" before this week. I am so excited to be home and see my family (and eat mashed potatoes again) but I am so sad to leave my amazing students. I started … Continue reading My Final Week Teaching in Zambia