Koopa the Traveling Pet Budgie. | My Meena Life

Koopa the Traveling Pet Budgie.

Allow me to introduce Koopa, my four year old pet budgie, emotional service animal, and pint sized travel companion.  He’s named after Koopa Troopa, a turtle-like character from the Super Mario series.  His favorite foods include corn, applesauce, and tortilla chips.  He can talk a little bit, and really enjoys saying “baby bird” and “pew […]

What you should know before visiting Clingmans Dome and observation tower in North Carolina.

Visiting Clingmans Dome in North Carolina.

Clingmans Dome is a distinctive mountain located on the state line ridge of North Carolina and Tennessee.  It’s a popular destination as it is the most accessible mountain top in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).  Visitors can drive to the parking area near the top of the mountain and then hike a paved […]

10 Reasons Why Sweden Felt Like Home. | Photo by Hans-Olof Utsi, Image Bank Sweden.

Why Sweden Felt Like Home.

I realized that Sweden felt like home only a few hours into my trip.  I was actually rather startled to discover that Sweden was so similar to the USA, although the comparison was likely exaggerated because I had been living in Germany for a year.  Experiencing Sweden – the people, the culture, the food – was […]