Summers in Italy

Summers in Italy are hot! Weekend trips to the beach are a must! There are so many beaches in Italy, but the Amalfi coast is definitely one of the most popular. And I totally understand why. The Amalfi coast has so much to offer and its close location to the island of Capri also makes…

Italy: What To Do In Florence

There are so many things to do in Florence, Italy. My roommates and I traveled there and had no idea what to do in just 2 days. Here are my top recommendations! 1. The Duomo The Duomo is a must! This gorgeous cathedral has so much to offer, but be prepared to wait in line….

Spanish Adventure 3: Olite y Bardenas Reales

For the third trip around the Basque Country, I traveled to the town of Olite and the desert called Bardenas Reales. Both of these locations are outside of Bizkaia, in Navarre. Neither are necessarily famous worldwide, however; both are known for one main attraction. Olite is a relatively ancient town. It was first built in…

The Best Way to Learn a Language

Ha! Gotcha! This may be a little bit of clickbait, but I definitely learned a lot from my parents coming to visit Bilbao for a week. And, don’t worry, I will share some of the things that I learned at the end of the article. For their spring break, my parents decided to come to…

England: Easter Break Activities

Since we get the whole month of April off at the University of Leeds, April is a great time to travel, go to events, and have fun without having to worry too much about school work! As soon as break started, my friends and I went on a trip to explore some Harry Potter filming…

Spanish Adventure #1: Coast of Bizkaia

I plan on using this as a way to let you all at home know some of the hot spots and places to visit throughout the north of Spain and wherever else I visit! Hey Rebel Nation! I have gone on a few trips to other places in the north of Spain so far this…

England: Weekend Traveling

Recently, I went on a weekend trip with my friends to the Scottish Highlands!! We explored Glasgow, the highland mountains, Loch Ness, and Urquhart castle! The trip was put together by an organization called CityLife that arranges trips around the UK and Europe. So for this blog, I will talk about some of the pros…

Germany: Der Berg Ruft / The Mountain Calls Me to Oberhausen!

I grew up hiking the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, so when I found out that a town near me had a exhibition about mountains I knew I had to go. Our semester tickets at TU Dortmund let us ride public transportation anywhere in the state North Rhine-Westphalia, which is super cool. One of my…

Amalfi is Magic

This very belated post is about the weekend we traveled to the Amalfi coast to meet up with Ms. Wendy, Ms. Becky, and Ms. Leigh. They had already spent a couple days there, but we joined them that Thursday night. We took a train from Florence to Naples, and then a van transfer from Naples…

Florence: Allez les Bleus!

Last weekend I had the absolute treasure of visiting France during the World Cup finals. I started my weekend by taking Flixbus from Florence to Cannes. I have to say, the bus was not my favorite mode of transportation, but the price couldn’t be beat. The only real issue I had was that we had…

A Weekend in Switzerland

Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the breathtaking town of Interlaken, Switzerland! I can honestly say that this is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Every turn, I found myself in awe of the crystal blue river, the serenity of the alps, and the adorable town. I went on…

Florence: First Week

After my first week, I can honestly say I am absolutely in love with Florence. This place is breathtaking and I have made some amazing friends. I am so lucky to be living with three super fun girls and also be in a program with so many wonderful people. Below is a picture of my…