Victoria’s Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

If you’re like me, packing is the bane of your existence. So when it came time for me to pack for my 6 month study abroad trip, I had a nightmare of a time fitting my whole life in one suitcase. In the end, I packed one suitcase and two carry-ons, and ended up buying one…

H20: Font Magica

One of my favorite late night spots during summer in Barcelona was Font Magica. Set with a beautiful backdrop of the Palau Nacional, now housing the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), this water and light show spectacular drew tourists and locals alike to their late night showings. Playing music from popular movies and TV shows, to…

A Quest for Fall

Crisp weather, warm sweaters, and crunchy leaves under my feet. Ah yes, fall is coming. Fall is by far my favorite season, leading into the all important Thanksgiving meal and  getting you prepped for Christmas time in December. So while I’m sipping my apple cider and eating a cinnamon-pumpkin cookie, I’d like to share with…

10 Necessities for your Summer Backpacking Trip

Are you embarking on a life-changing trip to Europe this summer? Perhaps you’ve bought a one way ticket to a random country and are waiting to see where it’ll lead you. Either way, here are some tips to help you plan and pack light for your next big trip! 1. A sturdy pair of shoes:…

Looking Up: Big Ben

On a dreary London day, under the eyes of Big Ben, I checked a box off my bucket list: Big Ben, Parliament, London, England, UK. The building that Harry Potter flew past in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, that Annie drove by in a London taxi when she went to live with…

Tips to Save Up for Travel

Let’s face it, traveling for a long amount of time can be expensive. Of course you can WWOOF it for a while, volunteer at a hostel to live somewhere for free, or find some odd jobs to make ends meet, but it’s always best to start travel with a little bit of savings so you…

The Traveling Introvert

Traveling as an introvert can be difficult. When you travel, you are often surrounded by people- in tourist locations, in hostels, in  restaurants and bars… However, there is no need to stay behind or exhaust your vacation time. Here are a few tips to help all the introverts out there make the most of their vacations!…

Girona: Temps de Flors

Temps de Flors- an enchanting festival where an old Romanesque Catalonian town (featured in Season 6 of Game of Thrones!) turns into a wonderland of colors with flowers around every turn, decorating every balcony, and livening through every patio. This week is Temps de Flors in Girona, a town about a 30 minutes train ride…

When you get sick abroad…

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about traveling, it’s that it does a number on your body. From sleeping in crowded hostel rooms with strangers sniffling and coughing through the night, to not sleeping at all, your immune system goes on overdrive. And sometimes it just can’t keep up. However, being sick abroad doesn’t have…

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,…

Table for One: Why we should all eat alone

It’s Saturday and you’re ready for a delicious, life-changing meal. Your housework is done, you’ve done your reading and you have the whole day to yourself to explore your town. Remember that that one restaurant you’ve always wanted to try for lunch but never got around to eating there because you’re always busy? Well, now it’s…