London, England: Days 1, 2, & 3

Hello and happy Monday! Last weekend, I FINALLY went and explored London! For my British Studies course, all Harlaxton students had to go to London for another mandatory field trip. Since the field trip would occur on a Friday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see the capital of England. After I … Continue reading London, England: Days 1, 2, & 3


Barcelona, Spain: Day 2

Day 2 in Spain began with Tenshi and I heading to Park Güell at 7:00 am to meet our 8:00 am ticket time slot! We hopped on the metro and hiked up to the park only to find out that admission to the park is free before 8:00, if you plan to visit Barcelona … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain: Day 2

Barcelona, Spain: Day 1

Hello and happy Monday! Today I am recapping my last out of country weekend for a couple of weeks. Fear not, I have some in-country trips planned! Now, I really had no intention of going to Spain at all this semester. This is not because I did not want to go to Spain (I am … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain: Day 1

Porto, Portugal: Day 3

My last day in Porto began with visiting two local markets! The first market had more homemade items like earrings, necklaces, and art prints, while the second market had antique goods. On our way to market #2, Miriam and I passed by the outside of Steak n' Shake. Isn't the exterior beautiful? Who knew Steak … Continue reading Porto, Portugal: Day 3

Porto, Portugal: Day 2

With sunshine and blue skies, Miriam and I decided Friday would be beach day in Porto! We hopped on the tram and took it all the way to the end of the blue line to see Senhor de Matosinhos. Outside of the church was a beautiful courtyard with trees and flowers. Similar to Igreja dos … Continue reading Porto, Portugal: Day 2

Porto, Portugal: Day 1

Last Wednesday after British Studies, my friend Miriam and I caught four different trains to the airport to fly to Porto, Portugal, for our second and final long weekend of the semester. Miriam and I on train number two? Three? I can't remember! Originally, I had thought about traveling to Bratislava, Slovakia, and Vienna, Austria, … Continue reading Porto, Portugal: Day 1

Warsaw, Poland: Day 2

Well, time simply got away from me last week. I am back now and here to recap my last day in Warsaw, Poland! The day started off with a wonderful breakfast of jajecznica with szczypiorek, also known as scrambled eggs, cooked by Zuzia! Once Zuzia and I wrapped up breakfast, we hopped in her car … Continue reading Warsaw, Poland: Day 2

Warsaw, Poland: Day 1

This past weekend, I traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to see my friend Zuzia! I met Zuzia in September 2013 at a Rotary Youth Exchange Conference. At the time, I happened to be preparing to go abroad as an Outbound (student leaving the United States for exchange) and Zuzia lived in the United States as an … Continue reading Warsaw, Poland: Day 1

Lake District: Days 2 & 3

Saturday: When I signed up for the Lake District trip, I had the option to also pay for a day excursion. The guided tour involved kayaking on Lake Windermere and ghyll scrambling. I love to kayak and thought the gyhll scrambling (rappelling down waterfalls) would be two one-in-a-lifetime experiences so I signed up! Fast forward … Continue reading Lake District: Days 2 & 3

Lake District: Day 1

Hello there! It's been a while! I decided to take a break from blogging since I hadn't traveled anywhere the weekend following my trip to Hungary. With that being said, I am back and here to recap my most recent weekend trip to the Lake District in England! The Lake District trip was highly recommended … Continue reading Lake District: Day 1