“Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien Even though I’ve always been an avid traveler, in the summer of 2015,  I decided to embark on an 18 day journey across Europe before the…

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If you would have asked me last month if I was a fan of macaroons, the answer would have been emphatically, “Yuck, no.” As cute little macaron shops begin to replace cupcakeries across the nation,…

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Last year, on Thanksgiving Day, I entered into the third decade of my life.  30 years young.  For months leading up to my birthday, I told anyone that cared to listen that the only guarantee…

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Before I begin to talk about my trip to Portland and the Oregon Coast, I have to first tell the story of how I met my friend Zeycan (pronounced Zey-John, it’s Turkish).  There are some…

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In April, a group of friends and I embarked on a trip to Mexico to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of my college roommates and closest friends.  As we organized our trip via group message,…

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