This is a very bittersweet moment for me! Three months ago, I started this blog as a class project. I have always loved drinking coffee, and when this idea came to mind I knew I had to run with it. Since the beginning I have visited 22 coffee shops across D.C., Denver, and Boston. I am so proud of what I have been able to accomplish in this short amount of time.
Since the start of the blog, I have turned 21, got a big girl job for after graduation, shed many tears, had many sleepless nights, and drank LOTS of coffee. You all have been so supportive of me as I jumped face first into this whole blogging thing.
To celebrate, I visited Vigilante Coffee in College Park with my dear friend Lo. I am so grateful to my friends and family and everyone who has supported me.
I am not sure what comes next, but until I figure it out…
Today is Veterans Day. I wanted to highlight the Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown that empowers veterans and their families. Whether you agree with war or not, it is so important to recognize the sacrifice these brave men and women have made.
As an American citizen I am so grateful that I have the rights I have. Both of my grandfathers served in the military, and I know so many men and women who served.
I am so glad that businesses like this one exists because often times when a veteran returns home they are forgotten and left behind.
Veterans Day is celebrated the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which was when World War 1 ended. Sadly, veterans make up 12% of the homeless population. 70% of veterans experience substance abuse while 50% deal with mental health issues like PTSD.
Businesses like the Dog Tag Bakery help aid in crises.
I stopped by Peregrine Espresso on 14th Street and enjoyed a latte. A peregrine falcon is a powerful bird that dominates the sky. I don’t know about you but when I stop by I am always reminded of how vast the sky is. As I drank my latte, I couldn’t help but think about flying.
Some of my favorite memories involved hopping on a plane. I took my first flight at 6 weeks old (that’s a long story) and have been flying ever since. Many people are intimidated by travel because it seems scary and it seems expensive. I want to encourage more people, especially minorities, to get in the sky and fly!
I wanted to share some of my favorite travel resources that make traveling as a 20 something more attainable.
Student Universe. This is a great resource for students because it gives discounted hotels, flights, and rental cars. I always look on Student Universe first before any other flight booking website.
Sky Scanner. This is also a great resource that you can use especially if you’re not a student.
Take advantage of travel rewards. Many credit card companies give lots of points when you sign up for a credit card. Having a rewards card allows you to get points on everyday purchases. These specific credit cards give you the most bang for your buck!
Flying doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. Take advantage of all the resources out there, and let the adventures begin!