Entering the newspaper industry

What a month to enter the professional world of journalism. Harvey, Irma, Mexico, Las Vegas, North Korea, California, Somalia, the list goes on. What a month for humanity really. It feels more and more like the world is falling apart. The ground is shaking below us, the skies are bearing down upon us, the temperature…

How I spent one day in Chicago

Chicago is a beautiful city. Set on Lake Michigan with the Chicago River running through it, it has a gorgeous skyline that offers an eclectic mix of architecture — old, new, glass, concrete, round and square  — Chicago’s skyline has a little bit of everything. I was lucky enough to have spent a week in…

A travel guide to Presque Isle State Park

It’s not a ‘real’ beach, but it’s pretty darn close I spent four years in Pennsylvania less than an hour down the road from Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pa, but it wasn’t until I moved to western New York for this past summer that I finally made it to this gorgeous part of…

Moving across the world … again

Well I’ve done it again. After four years of building friendships, inviting myself into other people’s families and establishing an area of the world that feels like home, I’ve decided to up and leave it all and move across the world … again. Now, I know that technically I’ve only moved to the other side…

Falling back in love with writing 

I’ve always enjoyed writing, ever since I was a small child, but I’ve never considered myself a writer. Although I have a manuscript of my own rendition of a Mary-Kate and Ashley adventure novel tucked away somewhere in my childhood bedroom, I never had any desire to take a creative writing course at university. While…