2016 in Review: the Good, the Bad, and the Terrible Jokes

Whew! What a year. 2016 was rough in terms of the global political climate (hello Brexit, Trump presidency, ISIS, and Aleppo) and celebrity deaths (RIP Harambe and literally every single one of my childhood heroes), but on a personal level, it was actually pretty okay. Well not just okay; it…

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The National Civil Rights Museum: a Must See for White America

The National Civil Rights Museum is a must visit when in Memphis, Tennessee. I would even suggest making a special trip to the city to check it out. My mom lived in Memphis when MLK was murdered. She was in Jr. High and still tears up when she talks about…

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How to Vote while Studying Abroad

Wondering how to vote while studying abroad?  The process is called voting absentee it’s easier than you might think! I voted absentee while in college in both the 2012 and 2014 elections. As long as you follow the steps below, voting while away from home is easy as pie. See…

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Traveling by Train in America: How to Ride Amtrak with Ease

Looking for tips on how to ride Amtrak? Traveling by train in America is actually a great travel option. Here is what you need to know to survive traveling Amtrak. *Suggested listening while learning how to ride Amtrak with ease: “City of New Orleans” –  Arlo Guthrie European train stations are both…

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