Ep3: Little Piece of Heaven (Croatia)

Close your eyes for a moment; I’m being serious. Just close those eyes, and try to imagine what a little piece of pure beauty looks like on Earth. I’m guessing there may be a beach involved in that paradise, or crystal clear waters, perhaps even a glistening waterfall. Well open those eyes, type Croatia into…

Ep2: Big Buda(Pest)

In the wee hours of Tuesday night, my sis and I took an overnight train through the lands of Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, arriving at our second city of adventure: Budapest!  After being in Prague for 3.5 days, it was kind of unsettling at first to find ourselves in a new city, to not…

Ep1: Prague 

The adventure is underway!! I have just left the first city of this Eastern European journey, and my heart has already been so touched on this trip by the beauty of people and life that embody this lovely city of Prague, Czech Republic. I hope to see you again soon beautiful Prague. May 27th: Saturday…

Escapades across Europe: Intro

I always seem to have really high ambitions. Or start out with them I should say. While abroad, I was going to write a blog every week… I was going to journal about my lovely memories… I was going to send my sister a postcard from every new city I visited… I was going to…

Bree//France: Fairytale Land

Remember when you were little and would watch movies like Princess Diaries or Ella Enchanted, wondering when it would be your time to find out you actually had a fairytale life… Well, I have yet to find out that I’m related to royalty, but I did discovered some real life fairytale lands! France is one…

Bree//France: Land of Tiles

The sun is shining and the air smells like a mix of oranges and sea air. Street music, languages of the world, and daily city life sounds flood the ears. The buildings are adorned in their own type of jewelry, sporting all colors of the rainbow and every pattern imaginable, repeated over and over by…

Bree//France: Ma famille française

I will never forget these nights. Nights when I wake up from a nap (which I am apparently known as the girl out of the house who takes the most, go figure) and go downstairs to eat dinner with my French family. Nights when I expect the normal; the discussion of everyday things, the recount…

Bree//France: Geneva

If you have never been to Switzerland, and you have the chance, DO IT!! It is beautiful, there is a crystal clear lake, mountains in the background, and Swiss chocolate stores every 1o feet. What more could you possibly want?? I went on a trip to Geneva, Switzerland earlier in my time here (October 2016),…

Bree// France: Londres et Paris, oh mon.

There seemed to be so much happening at the start of the semester, new people to meet, new things to explore, classes to attend… so much to do in Saint Etienne that I wondered when I would find the time to travel. But how could I not? Being in the eastern-central part of France, I’m…

Bree// France: Twinkle-Time

My time in France has been twinkle time, to quote the sweet note of a friend. At times, the light has shone brightly, the sun has been out, the days have been easy, and the smiles were abundant. Other days, just like the twinkling of a star, the shining stopped momentarily. I wanted to go…

Bree// Francegiving

My heart is overflowing with joy. I came to France three months ago, nervous as could be, not knowing anyone. I moved into a strange house with a family compiled of 4 other cultures, not sure if I would ever feel at home. And now, I not only have a second home in Saint Etienne,…

Bree// France: In for the long-haul

I think it is finally settling in that I am going to be abroad for a long time (9-10 months). This is not just 3 or 4 months abroad, not just enough time to get settled in and then wisked back to “reality”. This is my reality. Woah, scary and yet how exciting! The first…