How to Travel When You Can’t Really Afford It

I wish I could travel more. I’m probably one of the few people blogging about travel who hasn’t been wandering between U.S. states or different countries for some amount of time. Lots of people will tell you that, if you want to travel, you need to let go of your excuses and just do it. … Continue reading How to Travel When You Can’t Really Afford It

Learn Japanese: Kanji with Cats!

Anyone who studies Japanese has heard of, or faced, the dreaded Kanji. It's destroyed many a fearless language learner and, although it can be conquered, it is a tiresome, seemingly endless beast of a task. At the beginning, you start to think 'I can do this. It's not so bad.' Then, life happens. You miss … Continue reading Learn Japanese: Kanji with Cats!

Mini-Excursion: The Book, the Barn, and the Adventurer

Most people might not get too excited about finding a new bookstore. If you aren’t like most people and you’re in need of a small trip, you won’t want to miss this one. In the quaint coastal village of Niantic, Connecticut, only a few minutes away from the beach, is a charming little place called … Continue reading Mini-Excursion: The Book, the Barn, and the Adventurer

Scared to Speak? How to Practice a Foreign Language as an Introvert

The day I visited Paris was one of the best days of my life. The architecture had me mesmerized and the cheese was better than I could’ve imagined. It was all so new and I was happy to finally have a chance to use all that French knowledge I’d been saving up, even if I … Continue reading Scared to Speak? How to Practice a Foreign Language as an Introvert