Study Abroad Lottery

“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

The Good Life

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself” -James Baldwin A weekend in Toledo and lots of time procrastinating studying for midterms has given me the opportunity to reflect on my experience so far. Prepare for some cheesy stuff. I can honestly say for the first time in a long time … More The Good Life

Vamos a la Playa

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Last weekend was the one weekend of the semester that I really wanted to be in Minnesota for. Homecoming, Jackie’s 21st birthday, and my cousin’s wedding all in one … More Vamos a la Playa

Whirlwind Weeks

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson I can’t believe it’s already been a couple of weeks since … More Whirlwind Weeks