Barcelona City Guide

Cue the Cheetah Girls and a dreamy guitar boy.  That’s your hint that I didn’t know much about Barcelona even though I took seven years of Spanish in grade school — of which I retained nada.  No se?  It was January, and our group had just been to Prague, Brussels and Paris so we were [...]

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How to Spend A Day in Paris

I know what you're thinking. It simply can't be done. Pas du tout ! Listen here: if a day is all you have, take it and don't look back. I was on a Europe tour, and France wasn't on the list. Being the wannabe francophile I am, which shouldn't come as a shock, I squeezed [...]

Prague City Guide

Oh, Prague.  I didn’t know much about you; you weren’t at the top of my bucket list.  I’d heard good things but had lots more places to see before I made time for you.  But this January, you wowed me. Western Europe is a hotspot for tourists as it should be.  There are lots of [...]

Photo Diary: Christmas Markets in Prague

I’d heard of these Christmas markets and how magical they were, but I had yet to see them for myself until I visited Prague this January. Christmas had been over for more than a week, but Prague’s Christmas markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square were abuzz with sweet treats and little trinkets. From [...]

Vlog: How to Pack for 3 Weeks in Europe During Winter

I can usually get away with 30 minutes of frantic packing when it comes to a weekend trip, and it all ends up just fine.  But an international trip?  A trip that lasts three weeks?  A trip during the winter?  Hot dang.  I might need more than 30 minutes and one run to the store. [...]

4 Things to Do in Scotland for the Artsy, Outdoorsy Traveler

Strolling around a castle and exploring the town where Prince Will met Kate aren't out of the question.  Grace Huguelet did both of these and more.  She's spending her a semester abroad in France and took a trip to Scotland.  She shares some of her favorites from her time in Edinburgh and beyond.  (And if [...]

An Italian Wedding & A Swiss Tipi

Now, Sal, we're leaving everything behind us and entering a new and unknown phase of things. All the years and troubles and kicks—and now this! so that we can safely think of nothing else and just go on ahead with our faces stuck out like this, you see, and understand the world as, really and genuinely speaking, other [...]

Confessions of a Study Abroad Student

Sitting in an American classroom with a French textbook can only do so much.  Sure, it provides the base to succeed once abroad, but touching down on French soil is an entirely different experience.  I worked in Toulouse, France last summer and love learning to travel deeper, but have never experienced a traditional study abroad [...]

Postcard from Abroad: Munich, Germany

I’ve been drooling this entire semester.  My best friend Riley is studying abroad for a semester in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and as if living in Europe weren’t enough, she gets ample opportunity to travel around on the weekends.  Although I can’t be in Europe, I’ve loved looking through all her photos from trips to places [...]

Inside a Road Trip through Iceland

It honestly was an accident the way Laura Miserez decided to go on a trip to Iceland.  Two of her lifelong friends, Lauren and Brooke Micke, had already started planning their trip to Iceland and mentioned it to Laura.  Naturally, she told them how jealous she was, and they extended an invite—which she didn’t take [...]