Well, it’s been a pretty great year for me, and I hope you can say the same for yours. While every year comes with its share of highs and lows, 2015 definitely tipped the scale on highs. As it’s the season of reflection, I thought I’d share a few of them. By the Titles Two titles changed this year: the blog’s title and my job title. Last month, I … Continue reading Another End of the Year Post: Goodbye, 2015!
For those of you who have been particularly observant, you might have noticed a few changes around the blog. Recently, the name changed to The Globe Turner, and the web address to www.theglobeturner.com. So this is the official announcement! This blog is now The Globe Turner. What’s that about, you ask? A little history Years ago, when I was a senior in college, I started experimenting with blogging, posting mostly … Continue reading The Globe Turner is Official!
It’s hard to believe that it’s coming up on ten years since I made a fleeting visit to Paris. Back in college, I spent a summer studying abroad in Spain, and just before I flew back to the States, I spent two nights in Paris. I know, I know — it wasn’t even close to enough time to see it. When I went in August, it … Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: Paris in the Fall
Or: how we survived 10 days in Italy on airplane mode. And how you can do it, too! For those of you who don’t rely on the internet being in your pocket at all times, especially when you travel, carry on; this post was meant for those of us (like me!) who struggle to recall what life was like before Google. In fact, much of my constant … Continue reading 5 Tips on How to Travel Without a Data Plan
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this past week has been one of the most exciting and exhausting weeks of the year. Lately, this blog has been tending more and more towards travel topics, which means this update will be a little off-topic, but I felt I should explain why there was no Wanderlust Wednesday post last week, and why it’s been quiet … Continue reading A Brief Update
Yesterday I talked about how much I love to explore outside, close to nature while hiking, how I like to get away from it all and absorb myself in the great outdoors.
And while that remains true, today I’m going to talk about the opposite: urban exploration.
I’ve decided that I’m happiest in a mid-sized urban setting, somewhere not too big and not too small. I love living somewhere big enough to have options, but small enough to not feel overwhelming. I’m very much a Goldilocks kind of girl — not too big, not too small, but just right. Continue reading “U is for Urban”
While I tend to be a digital notetaker, I do love to keep paper notebooks near me.
This is partly because I like to have a backup when technology fails, and partly because when it comes to touch-texting versus writing, writing is usually faster for me, and easier to format. If I don’t have access to a physical keyboard, and I’m choosing between taking notes on my phone versus paper, I’m usually going to pick paper. This tends to make notebooks my best friends for ideas on the go, like tracking my travels or jotting down a story idea. I especially love notebooks for lists. There’s something very satisfying about hand-formatting a great list. (I know, I’m a little weird and a bit OCD; you don’t have to remind me.) Continue reading “N is for Notebook”
Did you notice the spinning loading wheel on my site today? Wouldn’t it be annoying if it was always like that? What if the sites you love — for instance, sites like foursquare, Etsy, vimeo, and Reddit, who are all participating in the Internet Slowdown today, if you want to see what that’s like — made you wait for them to load much longer than you’re used to?
This spectacular event is coming to downtown Raleigh for its 5th year next week. Support an amazing nonprofit, Activate Good, while watching a fashion show and participating in a live auction! The 5th Annual Couture for a Cause fashion show fundraiser and auction will be held at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, November 9. Tickets are available for pre-sale for $25 (buy them now!) until … Continue reading Activate Good’s 5th Annual Couture for a Cause