Pâques à Paris (Easter in Paris)

Morning in Paris, the city awakes to the bells of Notre Dame… A few Easters ago I was lucky enough to spend Easter in beautiful Paris! We started our morning with croissants and coffee (and hot chocolate and tea!) outside of beautiful Notre Dame, next to the famous buttresses that hold the beautiful Cathedral in…

Navigating Public Transportation

Let’s face it, navigating public transportation when you’ve driven a car your whole suburban life is difficult. Add a new language into the mix, and you might as well declare yourself lost now. If you’re studying abroad or traveling for the first time, you’ll Learn how to read a real map Whether you like it…

The Dinner Diaries: Petit-déjeuner à Paris

In a small Parisian cafe, in the shadows of the neighborhood of Notre Dame, sat the Cafe St. Regis. With lively hosts, and a crowd of locals and tourists, my friends found a table on a cold February morning in a table for five, around a clean white table cloth and a delightful table display….

An Ode to Architecture: The Eiffel Tower

I went back to the Eiffel Tower so that I could go up it and then see it sparkle at night… By the time I got to the first floor, they were moving everyone down because it was crazy windy and a storm was coming in…By the time I was down, it was pouring, gusty,…

How to Group Travel Successfully

Let’s be real, traveling is always more fun when you have someone to share the experiences with. And while I’m a huge advocate for solo travel, I’ve also had incredible experiences traveling in groups and exploring new places together. So before you embark on your travels together, learn more about how to group travel successfully!…

Looking for advice on travel locations?

For the spring and summer of 2014, I studied abroad in the beautiful city of Barcelona and had the opportunity to travel all over Europe. So feel free to reach out to me with any travel tips you might have for the following places: Within Spain Barcelona (a majority of the posts on the site)…

Sunsets

Sunsets are my favorite part of the day. It’s a transition between the working day and the relaxing night. And the sky turns into the most beautiful colors immaginable. Coming from Southern California, sunsets at the beach always meant bonfires and putting on oversized sweatshirts while handing out with friends. When I studied at Berkeley,…