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How to Start a Blog in 8 Easy Steps

In Blog, Personal Development by KatelynLeave a Comment

Have you ever thought about starting a blog? Did you know it’s super easy? Just ask the one million plus people worldwide who have blogs! There are blogs on just about anything from kids to science to fashion to health. The beauty about blogging is that you can writing about anything because it’s your tiny little piece of the internet. …

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What I Learned From My First Travel Blogger Conference: Women in Travel Summit 2015

In Blogging, Boston, New England, Personal Development, travel, Travel Blogging by Katelyn6 Comments

Have you ever been to a party where you knew no one? Okay, maybe you know a few people through Instagram and Facebook, but essentially you’re going on a blind date. If you’re an introvert like me, it’s scary, intimidating, and exciting all at the same time. Walking around a party with a wine glass in one hand while trying …

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Volunteer International Medical Mission Trips: My Experience with International Service Learning

In Central America, college students, Costa Rica, Granada, International Service Learning, Medical Mission, Nicaragua, travel by Katelyn2 Comments

While completing my Masters in Public Health studies I became very interested in international public health. The field of public health is extremely diverse and you can do just about anything from HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns and education to healthcare information technology. Despite what many people think, there is a huge public health gap within the United States. Just look at …

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2015 Financial Quarterly Report – January through March

In debt, debt-free living, finance, money, personal finance, savings, student loans by KatelynLeave a Comment

Wow, 2015 has been flying by fast! Where did the time go? Oh right, I’ve become the ultimate workaholic so I don’t even know what day it is. Winter in Maine is FINALLY leaving after a few very cold and snowy months, but Spring has yet to fully arrive in all her warmth and new growth. I’m escaping to Washington …

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Hiking the Highest Volcano and Zip Lining Costa Rica Jungles

In Adventure, Central America, Costa Rica, travel by Katelyn8 Comments

Back in May 2011 I had the opportunity to participate in a medical mission with International Service Learning, an NGO that offers volunteers practical experience through medicine, education, and community enrichment programs in developing countries in Latin America and Africa. Originally I was planning to go in January 2011, but due to a major snowstorm that shut down the East …

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5 Netflix Documentaries That You Need to See

In Education, Personal Development, public health by Katelyn2 Comments

Netflix changed everything we knew about television and movie rentals. Movie rental stores, such as Blockbuster, went out of business because of Netflix and the ability to watch movies and television series with the instant click on a mouse. And it’s even cost-effective! I love Netflix. I’ve had an account for several years now and I have watched everything from …

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Travel to the Azores Now

In Europe, Portugal, Sao Miguel, travel by Katelyn2 Comments

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Sao Miguel, Azores - November 2014

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Sao Miguel, Azores – November 2014 Have you ever been to someplace so special that you want to scream to world how amazing it is? And then you realize that you don’t want to share in case all the tourists start to flock there in droves and ruin its natural …

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Charleston on a Budget

In Charleston, South Carolina, travel, United States by Katelyn2 Comments

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Charleston - January 2015

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Charleston – January 2015Charleston, South Carolina is a must visit American city. It’s full of beautiful, unique architecture, seafood and grits, southern charm, and centuries of rich history. I absolutely fell in love with the city during my short 3 days in January and I can’t wait to go back …