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How I Moved to Germany During a Pandemic

How I Moved to Germany During a Pandemic

Lockdown was rough. My depression reached a similar level to that I experienced in high school, which is to say very high (low? Not good). Luckily, I didn’t dye my hair and tattoo myself or pierce anything new as I did when I was 16. […]

Storytime! Hiking Jbel Toubkal in Morocco

Storytime! Hiking Jbel Toubkal in Morocco

“Hey Allison, what do you know about Jbel Toubkal?” She whipped out her notebook of bucket list outdoor ventures in Morocco. “It’s the second most prominent mountain in Africa and the most prominent in North Africa. Are you thinking about doing it?” “I kinda am.” […]

Why I’m Moving to Germany, A Love Story

Why I’m Moving to Germany, A Love Story

Hello there, big, shiny, beautiful world! I am now saying SCREW IT to getting a dream job after graduating (unless one of you fine readers happen to have connections to my dream job…definitely send me a message). I am prioritizing adventure. And this adventure looks […]

Story time! London and Spain

Story time! London and Spain

Morocco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, England, Ireland. Just a few landing spots in the past few months. When you look back at my last post from Morocco, I was very contemplative and sad and unclear on a lot of my emotions. I reread it […]

Travel is like trying to dip a toe in the pool and then being shoved in by a friend

Travel is like trying to dip a toe in the pool and then being shoved in by a friend

You wanna talk about something that is a total mind f*ck? Slow travel as an adolescent. Holy f*%k!! Not only are we forming our identities internally, but we are also doing this while being slowly dipped (or accidentally dropped) into a melting pot of new […]

Buen Camino and all that jazz

Buen Camino and all that jazz

Hey there! It has been a few months since I peace’d out on here…and man what a great few months they were. I went to London! and Paris! and Ireland! and Spain! I walked 566 miles across Northern Spain! All of these trips came with […]

I Didn’t Cry When I Left

I Didn’t Cry When I Left

I try to stray away from being in the “using the internet as a journal” party because of the absolute groans I can hear omitting from my journalism professors but also because sharing feels…personal. And scary. And not like the fun stories most people are […]

TLN and being naked in new situations

TLN and being naked in new situations

So, I let a woman scrub my naked body publicly today. I feel like this needs some context, but in true Moroccan style, I will let that sentence sit with you while I go on a completely different tangent for a while here. Getting outside; […]

Headed to Africa for a bit

Headed to Africa for a bit

Blogging is…tricky. Tricky because it is easy to sweep details away in the hopes of a concise, exciting adventure story. But these stories tend to leave out the most human elements: the food poisoning, the cat-calling, and the cold apartments. And while all of these […]

A lil’ rain never hurt nobody

A lil’ rain never hurt nobody

She woke up with an urge to pee and was immediately greeted with puddles of water in her hiking boots. As she poured them out onto the soaked sand the tent was pitched on, she surveyed the rest of the tent. Due to a faulty […]