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Two important facts of the day:
1. It’s Halloween
2. Boston won the World Series last night and it’s A BIG DEAL.
Crest Gave a Bunch of Kids Healthy Flavored Halloween Candy. Oh my gosh the little boy in the space suit. It’s too much.
Denmark is the Happiest Country in the World — why? Huffington Post will break it down for you.
We can talk about pumpkin orzo for a quick second, right? Thought so. My girl Madde over at The Collegiate Vegan is getting DOWN for fall with this delicious-looking pumpkin orzo recipe. This is not a drill.
10 Things Every Millennial Should Know About Being Happy & Making Others Happy. What I don’t understand is why so many articles are focused on millennials right now. Does advice for millennials not apply to the rest of the world? Regardless, this has some pretty solid advice.
Boom, history. Such an interesting look at the American vs the British accent — why they are different & which came first.
Happy Thursday, everyone. Boston, keep doing what you’re doing.
Spoiler alert: My plans do not match up with my income. I am not made of money (although I wish I were), but I want to go everywhere, see everything, eat everything. I want to immerse myself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of every country in the world. This is not a reasonable desire. However, during my short time abroad I have figured out ways to cut costs and sneak an extra trip into my budget.
My life goal is to create a website called “Pictures of People Taking Pictures of Themselves” (I know, really reaching for the stars over here) to capture the little nuggets of joy you feel watching someone take a selfie.
Tilt the head a little to the right – that’s your best angle, dear. Raise the eyebrows, make it a bit more casual. Yep, a little chapstick. There, that did the trick. You did good, kid. You did good.
It’s a similar phenomenon to the “mirror face” – everyone has a unique personal face that jumps out of nowhere when they are checking themselves out in the mirror. It’s a thing.
I have found a similar muse over the past few months: out-of-context tourist photos. This is what happens when you wait in line too long at The Louvre.
Pumpkin Spice Dutch Baby Pancake. Can you even? Because I sure can’t.
“That’s the elegant secret to discipline: valuing your future self as highly as you value your current self.” An excellent post about self-discipline via Raptitude.
Best Reaction To A Report Card Ever. This is jarring and heart-warming and all kinds of wonderful.
In case you didn’t know, Pope Francis is ON IT. This week he expelled a bishop from Germany because he built himself a $43 million house, all tricked out with a $20,000 bathtub. Good work. Check it out here.
If you’re from Massachusetts, have ever been to Massachusetts, or have ever heard of Massachusetts, you should probably check out Ylvis’ new song. It’s a lot.
Single greatest road trip idea ever. Pizza for everyone.
This weekend I took an eight hour overnight bus from Edinburgh to London and ate half a pound of Haribo gummy bears because, hey, that’s just what I like to do.
The best investment of the weekend (beside the half pound of Haribo gummy bears) was a 48-hour pass on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus around London. The weather was nice on Friday, so we were able to see so much of the city without having to pay exorbitant tube fares (£4.50 for a one-way trip, ‘scuse me?). The main bus route covers a ton of ground, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge.
I’m not a great packer. Actually, that’s an overstatement. I’m not even a good packer. Usually, I manage to pack either extra socks or suitable walking shoes, but seldom both. The number of embarrassing 10pm convenience store trips to buy a toothbrush is unreasonable.
However, I flew RyanAir a few weeks ago to Paris — those kids force you to travel light. According to the website, carry-on items must way less than 10 kg, which is around 22 pounds, which is not very heavy. So I figured out how to make do, and now we can talk about it if you want.
How To Pack Light For A Weekend Trip
Let’s talk clothes:
Be an outfit repeater. You’re traveling, so it’s okay to wear the same cardigan for four days. I did, so you can do it. We can do it together. Packing multiple sweaters is just unnecessary, especially if it’s freezing cold and no one’s going to see anything but your big puffy coat. And jeans are never dirty when you travel – it’s a rule.
Grow. See. Talk.
Updates from my travels around the world!
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