Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona was by far one of my top trips all semester, and is now one of my favorite cities. I’d been to Barcelona (pronounced “Barth-elona” in Spain) before several years ago, so I wasn’t the most enthusiastic about going a second time. I’m so glad I did though, since going back this time was a different experience … More Barcelona, Spain

Vienna, Austria

After 24 hours in Vienna, I have come to two conclusions: 1) Vienna is the most elegant city in Europe IMO. 2) I am definitely not fancy enough for it (not for lack of trying). Vienna is beautiful, clean, and classic. While 24 hours there wasn’t enough, read on to find out how myself, along … More Vienna, Austria

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is completely charming. The city is characterized by narrow townhouses, beautiful canals everywhere you turn, and a ridiculous number of bikes (Fun Fact: Amsterdam actually has more bikes than people). Amsterdam is also home to a fascinating culture unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We had an incredible time in Amsterdam this past weekend, making … More Amsterdam, Netherlands

First Month Thoughts

We did it! I survived my first month abroad! It’s been such an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience so far. Even after a month, I feel like I’ve grown and learned so much about Europe and traveling, but also about myself. Here are some  thoughts and important things I’ve learned from my first month abroad: Don’t Become Complacent … More First Month Thoughts

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is an adorable city with beautiful architecture, rich history, and amazing people. Although we were only there for two days, my roommate Kara and I had a blast squeezing in all that Dublin has to offer. Read on to learn about must-see Dublin sights, Irish accents, and lots and lots of beer. Must-See Sights … More Dublin, Ireland