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 [...]

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Round Trip Roundup: JANUARY

6 countries, 7 cities, 100 plus miles walked. You could say January was stacked. I spent the majority of the month abroad and living out of a suitcase. Those city guides should be hitting your news feeds and inboxes each Wednesday for the next month at least. Although you'll be reading more in depth about [...]

How to Throw the Perfect Bastille Day Party

While I'm an American by blood (and proud), I have this insatiable crush on France.  Its romance language makes my heart race, and its commitment to Nutella as a basic food group makes me salivate.  The French take their time, savor each moment and make some dang good dessert.  Their independence day is approaching rapidement, [...]

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 [...]

How History Enhances Your Travel Experience

Strolling along the Seine and savoring a croissant buttered with Nutella in Paris is a dream for many, but Diana Stegall made her hope of living in Paris a reality.  Her love of France budded during her study abroad experience in 2009 as a “googly-eyed” college girl with dreams of the Eiffel Tower in her [...]

3 Tips to Travel Journal like a Pro

No more excuses: I’m too tired, I’m not a writer, it’s boring, I don’t want to.  Whether or not you enjoy writing, travel journaling allows you to experience your trip on a deeper level—and remember it later.  That being said, it can be tricky to simply begin the habit.  Here are 3 tips to travel [...]

How to Translate Your Love of Travel to Your Workspace

Ah, the constant battle between your 9 to 5 and those two weeks of vacation each year.  While most of us can't quit our day job to travel, we can take our love of travel to the office or school.  Here are three ways to bring your love of travel into your workspace: This is [...]

Gratitude: Challenge & Choice Part 1

Blankets wadded up on my bed, stray granola bar wrappers on my dresser, an untouched agenda hiding under a pile of clothes on the floor.  That’s my life right now; chaos, stress, trashy.  But it’s real, it’s me.  (Is it normal that Mitchie from Camp Rock is coming to my mind right now?) I itched [...]

30+ Things to Do in Toulouse, France

Located in the south of France, the city of Toulouse offers both the conveniences of a big city and a small town feel.  I lived in La Ville Rose, or the Pink City, for a summer and compiled a list of 30+ things to do from eats to sweets, activities to attractions (including the best [...]

9 Things I Learned From My Summer Abroad

Nutella, chocolate macaroons and café au lait.  I tasted 'em all during my summer in Toulouse, France.  But beyond the good eats and stunning sights, I took in many lessons from this time abroad, ones I'll hold close to my heart for years to come.  Here are nine things I learned from my summer abroad: [...]