• Her Life in Ruins is 2!

    “Her Life in Ruins” is 2!

    April 12, 2019

    As you may have guessed from the title of this post, today is kind of a big deal. Why? Because Her Life in Ruins has been online for 2 years! *cue the confetti toss* I have loved sharing my travels with all of you so much over the past 2 years and can’t wait to…

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  • 2018: A Year in Review | Her Life in Ruins

    2018: A Whirlwind Year in Review

    December 31, 2018

    2018 has been a big year for me! I graduated from Florida State with my MS in Anthropology, visited so many new places, grew this blog, and connected with tons of new people. Today, I’m reflecting on all of these things, month by month, and go through some of my goals for 2019. This is…

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  • 9-11: Reflections on an Event that Changed a Nation | Her Life in Ruins

    9-11: Reflections on an Event that Changed a Nation

    September 11, 2018

    9-11-2001 On September 11, 2001 (or, as it came to be known, 9-11), I was sitting in my second grade classroom. I vividly remember my teacher getting a phone call, then ushering my class into the neighboring classroom with their students and teacher. The TV was on and both teachers struggled to keep it together.…

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  • Leaving 23: Lessons from My 23 Years | Her Life in Ruins

    Leaving 23: Lessons from My 23 Years

    August 22, 2018

    Tomorrow, I’ll turn 24. I’ll officially be in my “mid-20s” (does that mean I’m allowed to have a quarter-life crisis?). I’ve learned so much in my first 23 years of life and I’ve found myself reflecting a lot lately on lessons that have stuck with me. I don’t typically write “reflective” blog posts, but one…

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  • 8 Books to Scratch Your Travel Itch | Her Life in Ruins

    8 Books to Scratch Your Travel Itch

    August 9, 2018

    I have always been a pretty big bookworm. When I’m not traveling, I’ve been jumping nose first into books centered on travel! This is great for a few reasons. One: I can feel like I’m somewhere else without leaving my couch. Two: buying a few books is a heck of a lot cheaper than a…

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  • 6 Travel Hacks for the Full-Time Student | Her Life in Ruins

    6 Travel Hacks for the Full-Time Student

    February 12, 2018

    Finding ways to travel when you’re a full-time student can be quite a challenge. Luckily, I have found a foolproof way to balance my studies with my passion for travel! Want to know how I do it? Follow the six steps below to start bringing travel into your life on a regular basis! 1. Start…

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