• Spain 2015,  Travel

    Winding Down 

    I knew this point would eventually arrive; but it still shocks me that I am turning in the final assignments, starting to pack up my giant suitcase and less than week from today will be sitting on a flight from London back to the 215. People always tell you the good parts about study abroad: the memories, the friends, the…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Saying Arrivederci to Travel

    It’s hard to believe how fast the last couple of months have gone, but as I sit in my hostel here in Rome I realize that after tomorrow the next time I will be on a plane will be to start the journey home. For a last trip, I have to say I very much enjoyed Rome. I didn’t try…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Lost in Marrakech 

    Don’t let the title of this post fool you; the last 24 hours were way less stressful than people made me believe they would be. The most stressful thing was getting to Marrakech. The second will probably be getting back to Sevilla. Everything else was sensory overload but in the best way possible.  I do plan to come back to…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    On Being 21…

    and things I’m glad I learned in the last year. Yesterday I celebrated a long awaited birthday for many Americans: 21. Or the long awaited day you ditch any fake IDs, stop paying other people to buy alcohol for you, and no longer have to rely on your friend being the bouncer at the bar to get in. Now I’m not saying…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Tulips and Canals

    Amsterdam has been so far my favorite place I’ve visited during my travels here in Europe. The people are nice, transportation is quick and environmentally friendly, the city is quaint, and the history is rich. If I have the opportunity to only come back to one place that I’ve visited during my time here abroad (and I say this with…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Airport Notes

    As I sit in the Airport in Sevilla I’m already starting to reflect on the fact that I’m about to enter my final month in this amazing country that has completely taken a piece of my heart with it. How much has changed since I stepped off the plane here about 3 months ago, stressed, confused, and sans luggage. Of…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Barcelona. 

    They say if you’ve wanted something for a long time it’s dangerous to actually get it, because over the years you built up these extremely high hopes that often can’t be fulfilled; while I generally agree — Barcelona couldn’t be further from that truth. It’s been a long dream of mine to visit Barcelona and being here has not disappointed…

  • Spain 2015,  Travel

    Halloween in Ireland

    I think I can see why my sister fell in love with Dublin when she was studying here for her time abroad. Dublin is stunning. I don’t really know what else I expected but I have really enjoyed my time here. So much so that I’ve already proposed it as a family vacation one day.  Though my travel didn’t 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…