Czech Republic: Dealing with Homesickness

I have never been one to get homesick… until I moved to Europe for four months. My entire experience has been amazing and unforgettable but I also get periods of time where I get horribly homesick to the point where I can’t help but cry and talk to my family on FaceTime for multiple hours…

Barcelona, Spain

April was full of numerous adventures, each one better than the next! Barcelona, Spain is one of my most memorable. It was a fun, casual weekend, and a perfect way to begin my last month abroad. Barcelona has so much to offer when it comes to food. From the best brunch spots and amazing seafood…

Switzerland: It’s Raining Men! (I wish.)

Well, I’m still in Switzerland, and this is the forecast for the next week: No more hiking, no more picnics, no more running outside. Must…go…on… Maybe this is the world’s way of saying, “You should probably start studying, Madison.” Yeah…well…maybe the world’s right. Most of my final exams are less than a month away, which…

Paracas, Ica, Huacachina, Nazca

Before coming to Peru, I bought a lonely planet travel guide book and read up on all things touristy in the country and decided early on that if I was only able to do a few things during my time in Peru, sandboarding in Huacachina would be number one.  This past weekend, I FINALLY accomplished…

France: My Solo Adventure

  This past weekend I decided that I would go on a solo adventure because of a class trip I had on Friday, which hindered me from traveling with anyone else.  Most of our trips we leave on Thursday after class but because of my class trip I wasn’t able to. First, I want to…

STUDY abroad

When considering studying abroad, many times we do not put a whole lot of thought into the “study” part.  We think more about where we want to travel and what sort of traveling we want to do.  But honestly, being here studying, I think it is important not only to reflect on what I am learning, but…

Gibraltar!

Hey y’all! I know it’s been a while, but my last month was crazy! While my parents came to visit me in Málaga, my home base, we took a day trip to Gibraltar. Gibraltar is a territory of the UK but it is at the southernmost tip of Spain and it is very close to Morocco. It was…

France: Aix In 24 Hours

From sunlight to sun down as 24 hours pass in a small city called Aix-en-Provence you can watch a town transform. This city known as Aix is located in the south of France. A large group of the population here is young students. There are many universities you can find throughout town for Business, Liberal…

Czech Republic: Spring Break Part 2: Naples & the Amalfi Coast

Part two of spring break was my favorite part of Italy. We stayed in Naples and did day trips to Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano, so it was an incredibly busy few days! Naples was a really cool city. It was nothing like Naples, Florida near where I live where it’s obvious that it’s…