Earth Day

Happy Earth day all! This Earth day, I’m reminiscing about the beautiful beaches of Menorca. This small island off the coast of Spain was the backdrop for a perfect weeklong camping trip when I studied abroad. From secluded beaches with reefs perfect for snorkeling to trails overlooking deep blue water and grassy knolls; from packed white sand beaches…

My 2017 Travel Destinations

While I didn’t have the opportunity to travel much this year, I’m hoping to travel about the globe in 2017. Below are my top travel destinations for the upcoming year. Here’s to hoping that I can venture outside of D.C. to visit these beautiful locations! The Netherlands When I was younger, I visited the beautiful…

San Sebastian: Playas y Pintxos

Pintxos, beaches, lush green rolling hills, and the land of the oldest language in Europe… Donostia was truly a splendor for a weekend trip… This weekend trip started with a bright and early 4:30 AM bus  ride to catch the first metro to the Barcelona airport from my tiny Gracia apartment. As painful as these early morning…

Photo Challenge: California State of Mind 

It’s snowy days like today that have me in that California state of mind. Sunshine on my face, sand beneath my toes, and a salty breeze between my hair. Way over here on the East coast, hours from a beach and a country away from the California coast, I’m beginning to realize how much I…

Why Not? Take a Crazy Chance.

For those of you Lizzie McGuire lovers out there, you will know that this is the beginning of the chorus of a fantastic number from The Lizzie McGuire Movie. During my entire study abroad experience (and also the week I was in Rome), this was my anthem for life. The song goes on to say,…

Vacation Responsibily

With the weather heating up, swimsuits hitting the stores, and semesters wrapping up, summer is clearly arriving. Thus, it’s time to start planning vacation and sunny getaways to our favorite locations! While some may argue that an important controversy facing vacationing today is whether an all-inclusive resort is truly “all-inclusive” or if you end up with a bunch…

Whimsical Weekends: Abroad Series Part 1

It’s incredible to believe that two years ago today I submitted my application to study abroad in Barcelona for the Spring 2014 semester. Actually, I submitted two applications- to Rome and Barcelona- and had no idea as to whether I would actually be leaving Cal for a whole six months. However, through a difficult decision making…