Day 2 — Drottningholm Palace

We struck out today. Yep, a swing and a miss–3x in a row. 1.) When we saw our beloved ferry departing Drottningholm just as we arrived at the port. 2.) When we saw our beloved bus (which we had been waiting on for ~45 minutes) arrive & leave on the other side of the street. 3.)…

Day 1 — Exploring Stockholm

Hej hej! Kaylen here, back on the other side of the world…this time in Sweden. Why Sweden? Well, simply: 1. The flights were cheap, and 2. My brother, Daniel picked it for us & I really didn’t have much of a choice. So to be completely honest with you, I haven’t a clue about Sweden…but I…

Day 8 — Climbing Suicide Cliff

I take school very seriously. I’ve always been driven to study hard and finish strong, and finals week has usually been my time to shine. I’ve spent many finals weeks camped out at libraries–my head buried in textbooks. …never had I EVER imagined my final finals week of undergrad like this–camped out across the globe–my head…

Day 7 — Sai Wan Shed

What’s your favorite vacation type: Is it a long distance trek over mountains? A relaxing beach detox? A European sightseeing tour? An Asian cultural immersion? For me, it’s hard to say, but I hope to continue traveling this world to find out! Hong Kong so far has had it all. We’ve been exploring the ceaseless…

Day 6 — Victoria Peak

Welcome to my favorite day, my favorite view. Okay, so I’m finally starting to get a hang of the geography of Hong Kong. So there’s Hong Kong Island, where the majority of our stay has been, and then there’s Kowloon further inland, right across Kowloon Bay. Today we rode the Star Ferry to Kowloon and…

Day 5 — Big Buddha

Things I’ve learned about Hong Kong thus far. Walk on the left, not right Always bargain with the markets for 50% of their asking price When that Hong Kongese person screams at you, they’re not angry, it’s just their natural tone of voice You don’t have to tip your servers Cigarettes are abundant… Durian fruit…

Day 4 — Exploring Historical Macau

First off–let me just make it known that Bruno Mars was somewhere in my hotel at the Venetian, getting ready for his 24k tour there. I was looking for him, and I’m sure he was looking for me too. But the hotel was so darn big that there was approximately a 0% chance that we…

Day 3 — The Venetian, Macau

Today I visited Las Vegas, Venice, Paris, & Portugal all at the same time–in China. How? Macau. We started off Day 3 packing up all of our things, hauling them across Hong Kong, and catching a ferry to Macau to meet Daniel & Dad. Many of my friends, keeping up with my social media, have…

About Me

The lovely state of Ohio will always be my home. I have made too many memories, taken too many pictures, and told too many stories from this favorite United State of mine, to call it otherwise. Yet, while my home is Ohio, my mind cannot help but to daydream into other parts of this world–to meander…

Day 2 — Color Me Pastel

Hong Kong, in a way, is like an advanced treasure hunt. There are hidden gems scattered everywhere–one just needs to find them. Hidden gem No.1 was the Choi Hung Estate, right off the Choi Hung subway exit. At first glance, the area doesn’t seem like much. But if you glance up, your eye can’t help…

Day 1 — Hong Kong Awaits

It’s been a while! It seems my wanderlust has had to come to a halt during the school year. But I’m excited to pick it back up and travel to many exciting destinations this summer! This past week has been a long one. Finals week came early this time around, so my week was spent…

Cruising — The Bahamas

What’s dry, salty, and bright red all over? Answer: Us in the Bahamas. On our final day, we got off to an early start–breakfast at Starlight just like usual–then headed out to explore the Bahamas! As soon as we got off the ship, we were bombarded with people trying to sell us different things, but being…

Cruising — Day at Sea

Imagine being fully engulfed in smooth, deep, blue ocean waves, surrounding you at every angle. Endless blue in the waves and sky, meeting at a slightly curved horizon. Not a single dot of land to be seen. This was our view for all of Day 3. This morning we were finally able to sleep in….

Cruising — Key West

Today—we set foot in the southernmost point of America–Key West. While many of the keys were damaged by the hurricane, thankfully, Key West was not. We began our day bright & early, at 8:30am in the Starlight breakfast dining room. We were served a quality breakfast to fuel our day in the keys. When we…

Cruising – All Aboard

Greetings from…Florida! What a change of pace–straight from the cold winter winds of NYC to the hot summer sun of MIA. After a hard week of stress & finals, myself and 6 friends were able to convince ourselves that we deserved a luxurious, relaxing cruise. Well last night, somehow, that dream came true for the…

New York

For those of you who don’t know, I have the privilege of being a Victoria’s Secret PINK Campus representative for The Ohio State University. As a second year campus rep, I’ve had countless events, gifts, memories, rewards, & adventures. This here is just a small taste of the PINK life. For all of our hard…