Sites around Budapest–the ruin bar

Budapest is an odd little city, and part of what makes it odd also makes it cool. Budapest is home to ruin bars. A visit to the capital of Hungary isn’t complete without a drink at one of these bars. These bars are unlike anything else, and for the non-drinkers, most Continue reading Sites around Budapest–the ruin bar

Let’s get honest: traveling alone

Today is Valentine’s Day–a day where couples celebrate their love, or for the more cynical among us, a day capitalized on by card makers, candy purveyors, and jewelry hawkers. Despite any appearance I may give, I’ve been coupled up almost every year since I was 18 years old. My sole Continue reading Let’s get honest: traveling alone

Better Together at Tandem

Tandem opened its doors to the public in August 2014 and its owners have never looked back. The first creperie in the Greenville area has everything one could ask for in a coffee shop/creperie. Fabulous crepes? Check. [Sweet and savory, in case you’re wondering]. Locally sourced coffee? Check. Handcrafted sodas? Check. Continue reading Better Together at Tandem

The makings of a registered nurse: part 2

The transition from pediatric registered respiratory therapist to adult registered nurse has been… difficult, to say the least. That First Job Six months after graduation, I’m two months in to my first job. I’m still on new-RN orientation, and question my decision on a daily basis. Nursing is not inherently Continue reading The makings of a registered nurse: part 2

Be fearless–tips for solo travel

I’m getting really fed up with people who tell me traveling by myself is dangerous.  Don’t go to Africa; you’ll catch Ebola.  Dont’ go to the Middle East; you’ll be kidnapped and beheaded.  Don’t go to Asia; it’s unstable.  Don’t go to Russia; World War III is going to start. Continue reading Be fearless–tips for solo travel

Adventures of DJ and M | Nurse’s Museum

Did you know that I’m a RN? So here’s the thing. DJ and I are both registered nurses. We met while working at the same hospital, her as a RN, me as a respiratory therapist. The timing of this trip was such that both of us should have graduated (me Continue reading Adventures of DJ and M | Nurse’s Museum

Adventures of DJ and M | Prague and Berlin

I don’t love Prague. I find it a bit touristy for my taste, but we had to make a quick exit out of Budapest due the political situation going on.  If we had waited one more day, we would have been trapped in Budapest since the refugees have decided to Continue reading Adventures of DJ and M | Prague and Berlin

Adventures of DJ and M | Refugees and Tourists in Budapest

Current events will tell you there is a refugee crisis in Budapest. Current events are not wrong. Refugees are pouring in to the country at such a rapid pace that officials can’t keep up; however, refugees are being contained to one are of the city. So there’s that. Let’s go adventuring, Continue reading Adventures of DJ and M | Refugees and Tourists in Budapest