12 Things to do in Barcelona

Four nights, three and a half days of sightseeing in Barcelona and lots of walking were part of our European itinerary over the holidays. This was my third time to Barcelona, a city I could see myself living in, if only I knew how to speak Catalan or Spanish. As I planned our trip I […]

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Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família

Barcelona is known as the city of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalan architect who brought nature and life into his buildings. He is my favorite architect and one that I have come to admire greatly each time I see his work. While planning our trip to Barcelona I made sure that a few of Gaudi’s works […]

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Architect by Day Yogi by Night

During the day I work as an architect and at night I am at my 200 hour yoga teacher training program which has made for a busy schedule. It’s been a dream come true pursuing both of my passions but with such a tight schedule it doesn’t leave much time for travel. For the next […]

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8 things I miss about Chicago

Two months ago I packed up all of my belongings into my Honda civic and drove over two thousand miles from Chicago to California. I still can’t believe everything I own was able to fit into my car and that I made the two and a half day journey across the country by myself. To […]

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LACMA after hours

The perks of living in Orange County is that I am conveniently located an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego. Of course some of these times can change based on traffic but I feel like I can enjoy both cities without having to go too far. A few weeks […]

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Dear Chicago

Dear Chicago, Thank you for seven memorable years. I know we had our ups and downs, especially when it came to finding parking, but I will never forget how much I grew up living in the windy city. Now, I have to say good bye. The first time I visited the city I was almost […]

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Prague Photo Diary – Part II

Sunny days and warm evenings are long gone but not the memories of my trip to Prague this summer. As mentioned in my previous post from a few weeks ago, I was in Prague over the summer visiting family and attending my cousin’s wedding. During our visit we stayed downtown in the city center and […]

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Prague | Photo Diary Part I

Prague, Czech Republic is the most beautiful city the world. Ok, so I may be biased because it’s the city I was born in, partially raised in and where I continuously visit the majority of my family. So of course I am going to brag about what an incredible city it is. I got to […]

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Karlštejn

While visiting my family in Prague we took a day trip to Karlštejn castle and wandered through the town of Karlštejn. The large gothic castle founded in 1348, is one of the most famous and frequently visited castles in the Czech Republic along with the Prague Castle. Just 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the center […]

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Three Years Ago in Montmartre

As I begin to look for a new place to move into in Chicago, I have been learning about new neighborhoods and parts of Chicago I had never really explored. This moving experience reminded me of my semester abroad in Paris. Exactly three years ago this week, I landed in Paris and began my adventure […]

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