On a Romantic Evening in Rome

With much excitement, Nikon camera in hand and a 30 minute wait later, it was finally my turn to step up to the famous keyhole in Rome. For those who do not know, on the outside this keyhole may appear just as ordinary as any other. However, once you look into it…well let’s just say […]

Beyond Paris: 3 Places in France That Will Surprise You

  The very first time I visited France was July 2014. I traveled through a tour group with my family, and the tour took us to Paris, France. Paris has always been a top destination on my travel bucket list. Indeed it is a very typical travel destination however, the stereotypical image of Paris always […]

What You Won’t Think Of When You Hear The Word “Oktoberfest”

Oktoberfest is typically known for its steins of beer, lederhosens and dirndls, sausages the size and length of a small child’s arm and the enormous extravagantly decorated beer tents that could fit thousands of people. Most individuals who do attend the festival would come back and rave to their peers about how many steins they […]

Welcome To Croatia

Welcome to Croatia where the glittering, crystal clear turquoise waters stretch out as far as the eye could see. Welcome to Croatia where green, lush, and tropical palm trees conquer the land, towering over everything. Welcome to Croatia where one is able to take a casual swim next to gorgeous roaring waterfalls. After an excruciating […]

Bidding Farewell to Paris

As my time in Paris draws to a close, I find myself feeling rushed. I’ve had three wonderful months here and I’ve accomplished so much, yet it feels like it hasn’t been long enough. There are still places I want to go and things I want to experience. But there’s only a few days left. […]

Rediscovering Paris

When preparing to study abroad, we hear a lot about culture shock, about how hard it is to adjust to your host country, and about how hard it is to leave behind the comfort of American life. And in all of this, one thing I can remember being warned about was eventually becoming disillusioned with […]


I was shocked to see how beautiful Normandy was when we visited in the middle of October. As an American, I’ve always associated Normandy with World War II and the black-and-white pictures of soldiers storming a beach. I’m not entirely sure what I expected, but I wasn’t expecting to stand on the sites of bloody […]

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