Travel

This category is all about travel. I love travel, I love exploring new places so here you'll find things about my latest travel explorations from domestic to international. I'll be posting travel guides, reviews, dream vacation plans, and of course stories from the places I go.

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Flying Solo…quite literally

    Mallorca marked my first ever solo trip. I don’t really count Madrid because though I wandered on my own — I was still there with a group. Here, from start to end it was up to me; and I loved it.  Originally, I was trying to meet up with a friend studying abroad elsewhere in Europe in Mallorca but flights…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Fall in Paris

    So I’m sitting in the airport headed back to Sevilla and wow, what a great weekend. The fact that I have the opportunity to hop on a plane like I did Friday and spend a weekend in Paris and tomorrow I’ll be back in classes — is absolutely mind boggling to me. To make a long post short I had…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    1 Week Down.

    I did after all come here to study, right and now my first week of classes is over. Don’t get too excited I only have 1 class of the 3 that  I need. At this point I’m pretty sure I won’t be finished getting into classes before I have to figure out my classes for Penn. But slowly and steadily…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    31 Hours in Madrid

    This past weekend I was able to visit Madrid, I had a lot that I wanted to see and exactly 31 hours from the time my train reached Atocha on Saturday morning to the time my train pulled out of Atocha Sunday evening. Side note: trains here make Amtrak look like a little child. Not solely because we don’t have…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Explore and You Will Grow

    I’ve almost been here for a full month now and I feel like I’m beginning to hit my stride. I’m exploring the museums, getting to know the different neighborhoods, and trying new things. So a brief update on what I’ve been up too (pictures of these places will follow shortly): Noches En Alcazar Honestly, Alcazar might be one of the…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    The Seasons are Changing

    As the oppressively hot weather makes way for autumn winds here in Sevilla, I’m reminded of Mary Poppins. Yes, that is right, I did indeed just say Mary Poppins. The changing of seasons and winds always reminds me of Mary Poppins. It doesn’t help that I’ve had Feed the Birds stuck in my head since the other day on our…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Finding Calm in the Storm

    “Siempre habrá problemas, pero tienes que pensar que también siempre habrá soluciones” -Pepa I’m beginning to feel like time is never going to slow down here. Every day there’s something new to do, a new challenge to overcome or  a new place to explore, and while I have loved it to say that it has felt like a constant hurricane of…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Big Differences Between the US and Spain

    Now over a week in to my trip, and speaking Spanish about 90% of the time I’ve begun to notice what the big difference are between the US and Spain besides the obvious difference of language. People take more time in Spain. Here there is rarely an option of “Take-Out” even with things as common as Starbucks almost everything is…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Be Content…But Not Too Comfortable

    I am just about a week into this journey and I already can’t believe it. Maybe it’s because our days start at 9am and they end around 3, 4 or 5am…but it is amazing how fast the last week has flown by. I feel slightly bad because I have at least sat down to start a blog post almost every…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    La Vida Sevillana

    I am all moved in to my new homestay for the next floor. My madre sevillana (Sevillian Mother) is so sweet and because we live on the 11th floor of an apartment building we (Jordyn and I) have a fantastic view out of our window. Surprisingly, adjusting to the routine here was not as difficult as I thought. However, I…