Archives, Europe

Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

Norway was the last stop on my European Whirlwind trip this summer, and was actually full of some rest. At this point in the game, I had begun to slightly loath my bag as it had gotten heavier and heavier over the course of my trip. I was tired and the continuous flying and airport… Continue reading Stavanger, Norway and the Tall Ships Festival: The End of an Era

Archives, North America

New York at New Year’s

Team! Lemme boast for a second. I know the best people! And the Lord is so good to me! I got to be in New York City, for the first time ever, to see one of the most important people and stay for free. After four complete days I spent about $300 total because I… Continue reading New York at New Year’s

Archives, Culture, Europe

Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

I've recently been obsessing over this new movie, Posthumous, where an American journalist uncovers a story about an artist in Berlin. The first time I saw it, I knew it would be one of those movies that would stick with me for a long time, not because of it's remarkable cinematography, or even it's riveting… Continue reading Berlin, Germany- Where the Past Inspires a New Future

Archives, South America

Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

After having the chance to visit Sao Paulo (see previous entry), I got the travel bug and wanted to again get out of the city. Since we had a full week of vacation after the intensive and SP only took up four of those days, immediately after returning I went to my study center and… Continue reading Lima- 4 Days in Peru’s Capital

Archives, Europe

London and Characters

London, a place that is highly romanticized and something I feel all Americans dream of going. The English are our colonizing forefathers and proper cousins across the pond who still like tea when we still don't. I remember thinking of London for the first time in middle school and fantasizing about the day I would… Continue reading London and Characters

Archives, Europe

The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

France, Spring of 2016. When I was going through a particularaly tough year amidst the broken chaos of a parents divorce, two school transfers, a stressful job, and an uncertain identity. In a time when I didn’t know much about what brought me joy, I did know travel was something I desperately longed for. For the… Continue reading The French Riviera and Venice: A Trip to Remember

Archives, Pro Tips and Guides, South America

A Weekend Guide to Sao Paulo

Way back when in my first few months of Brazil, I had the awesome opportunity to go to the mega city of Sao Paulo for a weekend with my program after my intensive classes were complete. Technically it was "for free" but we all know it was indirectly paid for by my insane tuition fees.… Continue reading A Weekend Guide to Sao Paulo

Archives, Europe, Pro Tips and Guides

My European Whirlwind: Tips on How I Planned It

Hello again everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the warm sun and taking advantage of all the fun summer brings. As some of you know, I took advantage of some European sun this month and went on a dreamy twenty day vacation across the pond. I know some of you think its crazy to do… Continue reading My European Whirlwind: Tips on How I Planned It

Archives, South America

Three Day Itinerary in Dreamy Buenos Aires

Hey kids, I hope everything's been good with you all! The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind of events, I am having such a hard time keeping the day and time straight with all the travel I've been doing. What a blessed life I have that I get to be concerned about things… Continue reading Three Day Itinerary in Dreamy Buenos Aires

Archives, South America

How to Daytrip in Colonia, Uruguay

When I was growing up, I always had a large world map on my wall, often with pins in each country I wanted to travel to. While the majority of Latin and South America were pinned, I never had one in Uruguay. To be honest, I just never knew much about the country and thought… Continue reading How to Daytrip in Colonia, Uruguay