Maintaining My Health Abroad

My health is always a priority and that’s been emphasised during this pandemic. When abroad, maintaining my health is even more critical as I find myself in unfamiliar and sometimes challenging situations.

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Finding a Home in a Foreign Country… in a Pandemic

In a month, I’ll be moving to Scotland (knock on wood) and, after a complicated search, I have a place to live.

I’ve been overanxious to go to Scotland since accepted to university in October. Heck, I began looking at properties in January! Around that time, a friend introduced me to a girl who was looking for a roommate where I’d be studying. We seemed to have a lot in common and I was excited to start looking for places together.

Then, the pandemic happened.

The girl with whom I’d hoped to live decided not to return to campus in the fall.

By April, I realised I should start figuring out accommodations. Here’s how it all went down…

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12 Outdoor Adventures in the Hudson Valley

Like many wanderers, I’ve been temporarily grounded from distant adventures, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fantastic destinations close to home!

My current home is in New York. No, not New York City. I’m from the Hudson Valley. Only a short drive north of the city, the Hudson Valley is a highly-trafficked tourist destination for good reason. It has rich culture with local stories and historic sites as well as lush countryside. From the Hudson Highlands to the legend-filled Catskill Mountains, the Hudson Valley has it all.

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How to Pack for Months with a Single Backpack (Yes, It’s Possible)

You don’t have to be a minimalist!

Back at university, I studied in Italy for a semester. Prior to departure, my professor showed my peers and I how to travel with a single, carry-on backpack for months. (Yes, months!) At the time, it seemed impossible, but now it’s my preferred way to travel. (See my previous post to know why.)

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