Italy: The Dos and Don’ts of Weekend Trips

I chose to study in Milan largely because of its proximity to other European cities and access to a well-connected airport. Last week, I visited my friend Belle, who had moved to Brussels at the beginning of the year to work as an au pair. As I planned this trip and my upcoming excursions this…

Three Nights in Brussels

For my entire life I’ve always wanted to go to Belgium. When I was younger, my neighbors had family connections to Brussels, and they would go visit every summer, bringing back stories of this cool European city that my child sized mind could only dream of visiting one day. Luckily, in early June, I got…

Paris: Or not?

I’m pretty sure I’m studying abroad in Paris, but it’s easy to get confused when I feel like I’m never here. That’s the beauty of studying in Europe, the world is at your fingertips! So far, I’ve been able to travel to Berlin, Brussels, London, Brugge, Barcelona, Vienna, and Amsterdam. I still have Dublin and…

Belgium: A Weekend of Firsts

After two weekends in a row of traveling, I’m back in Amsterdam, curled up with a cup of my favorite tea uploading all my pictures and wearing my new flannel (a sign that the weather has finally started showing the first glimpse of fall). Two weekends ago, I went with a group of my friends…

UK: World Travelin’ Y’all

You know your life’s gettin’ a little too rowdy when your “reality check” is returning to your dorm room abroad in England—for the mere reason that it’s almost exam time and I do. not. want. to. study. Apologies for not blahgging in nearly 3 weeks, but my wifi has been super limited and that’s been…