Baby Turtle, Costa Rica
Travel

Volunteer Tourism: Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

As mentioned in my article Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica, I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks backpacking across Costa Rica and volunteering with a Turtle Conservation Project with IVHQ. For those of you who don't know, there are four types of sea turtles in Costa Rica: Leatherbacks, Greens, Olive Ridley and… Continue reading Volunteer Tourism: Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica

Travel

Volunteer Tourism: 10 Reasons to Visit Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary

BEES Sanctuary was founded in 2011 with the goal of helping elephants who have been working in tourism or logging industries their entire lives finally retire and just be elephants. Check out these 10 reasons to visit Burm and Emily's Elephant Sanctuary!

Investing for Dummies by a dummy
Finance

Investing for Dummies by a Dummy – Part Two

When it comes to shopping, I am someone who knows what I like. I don’t stand and mull over a shirt or a new set of dishes; I know right away if I’m going to get it or not. While there are things that help me make that decision quickly (price, uniqueness, something entirely irrelevant… Continue reading Investing for Dummies by a Dummy – Part Two

Diving Bonaire
Travel

Destinations on a Dime: Bonaire

The first time I ever left the country was to visit Bonaire. I remember standing in line at the town hall in my hometown, waiting to get my photo taken for my first passport. Who knew it would spark such a strong desire in me to see the world and be  immersed in different cultures.… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Bonaire

How to make yourself happy
Lifestyle

The Importance of Making yourself Happy First

  During lunch with my mother the other day, we got on the topic of what it means to be happy. I told her my views and a few general things I do for myself, and she told me a story that really stuck with me. Amidst our cranberry seltzers and sweet potato fries, she… Continue reading The Importance of Making yourself Happy First