Falling Madden Love with You

This past Saturday, my big sister got married. It came and went in the blink of an eye, and now she’s officially Mrs. Madden. As you all know, I love taking pictures and capturing memories, but this weekend I decided to set down the camera and live in the moment and enjoy this beautiful day with my […]

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Sunflower Fields Forever

In photography, the golden hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. That is exactly what I stumbled upon in this sunflower field. The picture above is a bit strange to me. I’m not usually the one […]

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I’m Pre-Med, by the way…

Someone told me last week that the Kinzua Bridge State Park visitor center was complete. So, I checked it out. It is far more beautiful than I could have ever guessed. The way the ‘museum’ is set up reminds me a lot of the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C. Today when I downloaded my pictures […]

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A Little Pep Talk from Me to You.

Have you ever been completely obsessed with an idea? The kind of idea that might sound totally crazy, but somewhere deep down inside it just feels so natural and lovely. Such an idea might totally and completely change your life, and more importantly who you are deep down inside. But when this crazy, radical idea pops […]

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Creating an Empire

There are days that I become completely infatuated with other (usually fictional) peoples lives. Take for example my increasing addiction to Netflix. For years I’ve been addicted to plenty of TV worlds including the likes of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. When will I start living my own life, instead of living […]

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My 1 Year Travel Anniversary

On June 8, 2015 I left my small town in Pennsylvania to discover what the world had to offer. It turns out life taught me the most important lesson of all that very first week: even if you plan everything out meticulously, there are going to be a lot of speed-bumps along the way. I […]

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Thoughts on “People of the Book”

A historical fiction novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. People of the Book follows the rare book expert Hanna Heath in her restoration of the ancient Sarajevo Haggadah, and the journey the book has endured throughout its centuries of exile and war. Opening Line: “I might as well say, right from the jump: it wasn’t my usual […]

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An Adventure in the Allegheny National Forest

I could tell Mocha was getting restless. I’d been out exploring a lot and even though I wish we could be together 24/7, sometimes she has to stay home. I wanted to let her get outside and run a bit, so I decided to take her on a day trip down to the Allegheny Reservoir. […]

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Elk State Park

Hidden between the vast Elk State Forest and the East Branch Dam, Elk State Park is somewhat of a forgotten gem. Quick Stats: Located- 18 miles from Kane, PA 15 miles from Johnsonburg, PA and 13 miles from Bendigo State Park Main Recreational Activities- Fishing Boating Picnicking Hunting Hiking This was my second stop of […]

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Bendigo State Park

Just recently I explored the lesser known Bendigo State Park. It’s awfully small compared to some of the more popular parks in PA, but it nonetheless serves its purpose as a community gathering point within Elk County, PA.  History Bendigo State Park began in the 1920s as a community project for the nearby town of […]

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