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INDIA NOSTALGIA

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You could say that this is the trip that started it all. When I was in undergrad, approaching my senior year, I decided to study abroad in India. I had no money, no idea how to renew my passport or what a Visa even was, but I had this idea inside of me to do it.
India was a major stepping stone for me, for many reasons. It was the first time that I would be traveling alone. Though I had left the country before, I had always been traveling with my family. Road trips with my parents and brother when I was a little girl instilled me with a passion for adventure and travel. On every trip, my dad had a camera on hand, capturing every moment. It made me want to be adventurous too.
I actually remember that I was almost in second grade when my mother finally advised that maybe I shouldn't run around the house in my make shift towel version of a loincloth, shirtless, saying that I was Mowgli from my favorite movie, The Jungle Book. I always envied Mowgli's sense of freedom, his reject…

MY NEW LOVE: NEW ORLEANS

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New Orleans is a magical place. The history of the city of New Orleans has always fascinated me since I was a child. I remember watching Eve's Bayou when I was growing up, vowing that I would go to New Orleans one day. A couple months ago, Rich and I decided to backpack through New Orleans, from Washington D.C. We stayed in a combination of hostels, air bnb rentals and the homes of family members throughout the journey. We always had our heavy backpacks strapped to us when first arriving to a new city. It was a work out!
It was a 10 day trip total, and it was completely an adventure. The first stop on the way to New Orleans was in Atlanta, Georgia. We  then journeyed on to Montgomery, Alabama with a day trip in Mobile, and then on to the final destination of New Orleans! On the way back to D.C, we had a quick stop in Knoxville, Tennessee. I had the chance to stop at the amazing French Market Creperie in downtown Knoxville. I  had the best crepe I have ever had in my life!
This wa…