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

    6 Travel Hacks for the Full-Time Student

    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 Small When trying to balance traveling with school, start small! If you have a free…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can feel a bit overwhelming. Fret not, for I’ve developed a 4-part series for surviving Disney in your twenties. Follow this guide to have the wildest experience possible at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Walking into Disney’s Animal Kingdom feels like you’re in the middle of forest. Everything is lush and vibrant and you can hear…

  • Nashville's Greatest Hits: The Best of Music City | Her Life in Ruins

    Nashville’s Greatest Hits: The Best of Music City

    Nashville, TN has always had a special place in my heart. I was raised about an hour northwest of Nashville, meaning I was lucky enough to start seeing the city as a kid. Country music, hot chicken, and the Nashville Predators were some of my favorite things growing up. When I became older, I began exploring the more adult side of Nashville and feel even more in love with the…

  • A Muggle's Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Her Life in Ruins

    A Muggle’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    “DID YOU JUST SEE THAT?!” I scream as I walk into Diagon Alley for the first time and see the dragon breathing fire over the sea of people below. This is just one of many “fangirl” moments I’ve experienced while visiting the most wonderful place in Orlando, FL: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. At the Wizarding World, JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter comes to life…

  • 8 Seriously Inspirational TED Talks for Twentysomething Women | Her Life in Ruins

    8 Seriously Inspirational TED Talks for Twentysomething Women

    If you’re like me, you’re constantly looking for new sources of inspiration. One of the best places I find inspiration is the TED platform. TED is a media organization that emphasizes spreading original ideas that are rooted in a variety of categories. These categories range from the sciences to business to self-help and everything in-between. There have even been a number of independently organized TED talks that focus on specific…

  • We Need to Talk About Fiona the Hippo | Her Life in Ruins

    We Need to Talk About Fiona the Hippo

    If you’ve been on the internet at all over the past few months, you’ve likely come across the majestic being that is Fiona the Baby Hippo. Fiona the Hippo is one of the newest residents of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and holy cow people love her.  I’ve cried over how flawless Fiona is more times than I care to admit and have found myself looking forward to the…

  • Drinking Around Kentucky: The Bourbon Trail 2017

    In Kentucky, there are more barrels of bourbon than there are people and horses combined. As you can guess, bourbon is kind of a big deal in Kentucky. The industry employs tens of thousands of Kentuckians, brings a ton of money into our state, and it makes for a good time. In 1998, the Kentucky Distiller’s Association put together the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Over the years, the distilleries on the…

  • Her Life in Ruins Guide to Greece: Mainland and the Cyclades | Her Life in Ruins

    Her Life in Ruins Guide to Greece: Mainland and the Cyclades

    Three years ago (!!!), I was in the middle of the greatest experience of my life: studying abroad in Greece. During my time in this breathtaking country, I explored the countryside, the cities, and the Aegean islands. Right now, Greece is the ideal destination for the budget traveler, as flights are cheap (check Momondo for your ideal dates!) and the dollar is fairly even with the euro. Keep reading to…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom

    You might think Walt Disney World is for kids, but you are totally wrong. Disney is a magical place for all ages, but can be a bit much when going as a twentysomething. Fret not, I have created a 4 part series on surviving Walt Disney World in your twenties! Here, I present the perfect guide for to ensure your trip to Magic Kingdom is truly magic. Disney’s Magic Kingdom Ahh…

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