Sicily Kolbeck's blog

5 Reasons Videos Go Viral

by Sicily Kolbeck / Dec 04, 2013 / 0 comments

What do you do when you’re bored? Do you play with your dog? Watch TV? Or do you do what most people do, go on YouTube? No need to lie. I do the same.

10 Ways to Survive Your Family During the Holidays

by Sicily Kolbeck / Dec 03, 2013 / 0 comments

Are there families that get along during the holidays? Possibly, but in my case, no. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. They love me and are funny, and are always there for me, but they drive me absolutely nuts! Up until now, I never noticed how crazy and dysfunctional the Siegel family is.

Building a Tiny House

by Sicily Kolbeck / Dec 02, 2013 / 0 comments

What is My Passion?

Passion: The object of an intense desire, ardent affection, or enthusiasm.

Fall into Marietta with Me

by Sicily Kolbeck / Nov 30, 2013 / 0 comments

Autumn, fall, pre-winter, crunch-leaves season; there are many names for (in my opinion) the best season of them all. Maybe it’s the promise of the upcoming holiday season, or the delectable, hearty smell of burning leaves.

Gone with the Dream

by Sicily Kolbeck / Oct 27, 2013 / 0 comments

There is an expression my family uses: you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting……(Insert noun). In Marietta, Georgia, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting history. History is everywhere. On every block, there is a historic house. There is a surprising amount of museums in this small town. History and modern culture blend together in harmony.

Tiny House Travelers

by Sicily Kolbeck / Oct 13, 2013 / 0 comments

I have wanted to travel abroad for as long as I can remember. The promise of stepping off the transport, being thrust into a new culture with different rules (written and unwritten) and different ways of life excites. Travelling around the US has given me some experience, but I can’t just jump into traveling abroad and expect to know everything. 

Careers without Borders

by Sicily Kolbeck / Oct 08, 2013 / 0 comments

There are many paths to take to find a career that can combine travel and work. The first thing that springs to mind is travel blogging. I decided to go off the beaten path, and explore some careers that are less popular, but are still very adventurous.


Deep Fried with Cheese

by Sicily Kolbeck / Oct 07, 2013 / 0 comments

The first thing I noticed when I stepped off of the shuttle from the impromptu parking lot (the original one was already filled to the max!) was the overwhelming smell. Funnel cakes. I could practically taste the delectable soft cloud in my mouth.

The Seven Mile Walk

by Sicily Kolbeck / Sep 28, 2013 / 0 comments

Why would anyone want to walk seven miles along the Washington mall? There are plenty of logical reasons. There is no parking. You are some kind of walking guru. Or, in my case, you want to see the MLK Jr. 50 year anniversary speech. Maybe you could compare this short walk to the March on Washington.

Postcard from Assateague

by Sicily Kolbeck / Sep 22, 2013 / 0 comments

There is a soft aroma of burnt wood and sea salt swirling around me, like how the ocean itself swirls. I smell a faint aroma of sunscreen, probably from the hours we spent on the white sand beach. In this moment, we are in a complete state of happiness. The sound of crashing waves softly wafts from over the dunes.