Birmingham, Alabama

Back to the travel posts we go! A short weekend trip to Birmingham, Alabama left me with the inspiration and energy I needed to finish the semester strong! My mom and I went to Birmingham this past weekend to see The Phantom of the Opera at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. We did not originally plan…

If You Can’t Tweet Something Nice Don’t Tweet Anything At All

Here’s the thing. We live in a society dominated by social media. We check Instagram between classes and Facebook while eating lunch. We overshare and let’s be honest how many people actually care what you ate for lunch? Unfortunately this oversharing and constant use of social media is almost an unavoidable part of the time we live in….

Time Management 101

Keeping with the college themed posts, one of the most important skills to master as a college student is time management. Heading into college, you may be an expert at time management, but chances are you are like the majority of others and never have had to truly manage your time. In high school your…

What No One Will Tell You About College

I know I normally write posts about travel, but I am first and foremost a college student. I feel at this point in my college career I have (at least a small amount) of advice to offer. You will get lonely. It’s inevitable. Especially during your first few weeks in college you will be homesick…

Arts and Crafts Festival – Fairhope, Alabama

Fairhope, Alabama is already one of the most picturesque towns in Baldwin County and its annual Arts and Crafts Festival is no exception. Set along the entire downtown area it takes and entire afternoon to cover the entirety of the festival. From quirky figurines made from soda cans to intricate, handmade jewelry, there is something…

Tips for First Time Cruisers

Cruises are one of the most popular ways to vacation. From the on-board entertainment to the destinations, cruises are one way to travel in style and experience some amazing cities along the way. I personally have only been on one cruise, but some things you learn very quickly and what to do on a cruise…

The Importance of Having a Hobby as a College Student

College is hard. I don’t think that this is really a surprising statement. The thing is, college isn’t supposed to be easy, it is supposed to prepare you for your future career. Along with all of your exams, essays and presentations, it is important to have an outlet outside of your college life to relax….

Mardi Gras – Mobile, Alabama

Just about everyone has heard of Mardi Gras and probably has an idea in their minds of what it is. Unfortunately, many only credit New Orleans with the beginning and the continuing festivities that have become a trademark of the Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras actually began in Mobile, Alabama in the late 1800s and…

Why Everyone Should Participate in a Color Run

If you have never actually participated in a color run, chances are you have at least heard of it. If you are unfamiliar, a color run is a 5k run (about 3.1 miles) and as you run the course, each checkpoint, that usually is equivalent to a kilometer you complete, a different colored powder is…

Pensacola

Pensacola is one of my favorite cities to visit because it is a fairly large city that feels like a small town. From entertainment to dining, Pensacola has something that everyone can enjoy. McGuire’s Irish Pub (McGuire’s Website): McGuire’s is a quirky restaurant whose menu ranges from seafood to steak to burgers. The overall environment is…

New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana is easily one of the most recognizable cities in the United States. Usually the first thought that comes to mind when New Orleans is mentioned is Mardi Gras. Although Mardi Gras is a huge part of the culture of New Orleans, and does affect the city longer than just the Mardi Gras…