4 Tips For Dealing With Homesickness

In the midst of the holiday season, I can’t help but feel homesick. Living abroad is the best thing I’ve ever done, but I’ll admit – it’s difficult at times. It comes in waves, but the holiday season has been the hardest so far.…

December 9, 2015
sydney harbour


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 After arriving in Brisbane, Mikaela’s uncle picked us up from the airport and brought us back to his house. Her aunt made us a phenomenal feast and we chatted the night away. Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Our first day in Brisbane,…

December 3, 2015
great barrier reef

Travel Update: CAIRNS

I finally made it to Australia. After years of wishing and waiting, all my dreams finally came true. I spent 16 days traveling from New Zealand to Cairns to Brisbane to Sydney and then back to New Zealand. I’m exhausted but so so so…

November 24, 2015
running outside
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5 Exercises To Do During Your Morning Routine

As a PR girl always on the go, it can be hard to fit exercise into your busy routine. Even if you don’t have time to spend at the gym, there are certain exercises you can work into your busy schedule to get your…

October 26, 2015
bison statue
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An Open Letter To My Herd At NDSU

I’m still not used to calling North Dakota State University my alma mater. As the weekend passed, I saw hundreds of photos and videos from students celebrating NDSU’s Homecoming, leaving me with a flurry of mixed emotions. Almost two months have passed since classes…

October 14, 2015
Britannia heights
New Zealand

Nelson Update: My Second Month Abroad

It’s been over two months since I moved to New Zealand and I finally feel like I’m getting over the initial culture shock and homesickness. With any change, I believe the first two months are always the hardest. At first, you have the excitement. Eventually…

September 22, 2015
chocolate oats

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oat Balls

When I first moved to New Zealand I relapsed on my candy addiction, so I created this recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth without overindulging. — 1 giant bar of dark chocolate (72% or 85% cocoa) 1 cup natural peanut butter 1 cup rolled…

September 21, 2015
New Zealand

Travel Update: Hanmer Springs & Christchurch

As soon as I bought a car I was itching to explore New Zealand. I really haven’t cared about my destination because the scenery is too amazing – I could drive forever. I’ve almost had about a zillion accidents because I’m distracted by the view…

September 9, 2015
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6 Reasons You Should Work Abroad

In today’s world, there are so many options for long-term traveling. Aside from hopping on a plane and backpacking your way through Europe, you can study abroad, volunteer with the Peace Corps or similar organization, work on a cruise ship, become an au pair…

September 3, 2015

How To Jump Back Into An Exercise Routine

Before I left for New Zealand, the last time I didn’t work out was probably August. During my Fall semester at North Dakota State University I went to a cycling boot camp class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I ran on…

August 15, 2015