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“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” -Pascal Mercier Advertisements

One Year Later

“As you move through this life, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life and travel leave marks on you” -Anthony Bourdain September 5th marked one year since I boarded a plane and began the adventure of a lifetime. As I look back, there’s so much I wish I could experience all over again, … More One Year Later

Hola and Adios

                 “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” My final week in Spain was an insane mix of emotions. I was thrilled to see my parents again, but I also knew that their arrival meant my Spanish adventure was coming … More Hola and Adios

Never Be The Same

Thank you, Spain. Thank you for giving me memories to last my lifetime. Thank you for gifting me so many new friends. Thank you for showing me the beauty in taking risks. Thank you for teaching me a new language. Thank you for giving me the ability to trust myself. Thank you for letting me … More Never Be The Same

Cats of Europe

I know that even from thousands of miles away, many of you rolled your eyes when you saw the title of this post. As most of you know, I’m a cat lover. Always have been, always will be. Since I convinced my dog loving parents to buy me a kitten when I was 4 years … More Cats of Europe

From Paris With Love

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” -Lillian Smith December is here, and a month of “lasts” for my study abroad experience begins. December 1st marked the final day of my last trip outside of … More From Paris With Love

London Calling

“Sometimes it’s time to get away from it all and experience things in a completely different way.” -Kim Mance Another destination and another adventure = complete! Last Thursday, I spent an unpleasant night in the Madrid airport before taking a 6am flight to London. I was able to cross off most of my dream to-do … More London Calling