Around the US

One Day around Wytheville, VA

I'm the kind of person who likes to live vicariously through other people's adventures while also planning my own. (If you read this blog regularly, you probably know what I mean!) Not long ago, my aunt Kristi posted this video on her YouTube channel about a hike she did just outside of Wytheville, Virginia. On… Continue reading One Day around Wytheville, VA

Around the US, West Virginia

One Day in Weston, WV

West Virginia may not be the biggest state in the country, but it does have a lot of small towns that I've never visited before despite living here most of my life. Weston was one of those. I'd driven past the exit a hundred times on the interstate but had never had a reason to… Continue reading One Day in Weston, WV

Around the US, College, National Parks

Colorado Road Trip: Denver, Pikes Peak, and Sand Dunes NP

In my freshman year of college, my mom and I began planning a post-graduation road trip through Colorado. The itineraries varied; my first idea was a two-week exploration of the entire state, which was kind of a lot. Ultimately, I spent four days in Colorado - three with my family and one bonus day on… Continue reading Colorado Road Trip: Denver, Pikes Peak, and Sand Dunes NP

Around the US, College

How to Spend a Weekend in Tucson, Arizona

When I started my college education in summer 2017 and moved to Tucson, I knew very little about this amazing city. I had been here twice - once for a campus tour and once for registration. On both of those trips, I only visited the university campus and had no idea what else was around… Continue reading How to Spend a Weekend in Tucson, Arizona

Europe, Spain

Spain 2015

In the summer of 2015, I spent 3 weeks in Sant Cugat, Spain (just outside Barcelona) with some friends of my family. It was on that trip that I started this blog, and though the blog has changed a lot since then, I still want to preserve those old posts and put them somewhere for… Continue reading Spain 2015

Around the US, College

Arizona Summer 2017

In the summer of 2017, I did two programs at the University of Arizona prior to officially starting school there in the fall (Arabic Jumpstart and UAdvantage) as well as a road trip out west with my family. My blog has evolved a lot since then, so I'm combining those posts here to keep them… Continue reading Arizona Summer 2017

Canada

Canada 2016

In the summer of 2016, my nascent travel blog got its second wave of posts when I spent 5 weeks in a French immersion program in Québec City, Canada. My blog has evolved a lot since then, but I'm preserving those posts here for anyone who wants to explore them! Keep in mind, this is… Continue reading Canada 2016

College

Freshman Year 2017/18

When I first started college, that in itself was an adventure! Everything was new and exciting, and I had a lot to share with friends and family back home who kept up with my blog. By sophomore year, however, I had pretty much adjusted to college classes and being in Tucson while still awesome was… Continue reading Freshman Year 2017/18

College, Europe, France, Study Abroad

Traveling Alone: Paris, France

Paris, Paris, Paris,De mes amours c'est lui le favori Josephine Baker really put into words the enchantment of  Paris.  The  above lyrics are from  "Paris, Paris, Paris," which is a song that says "Paris" so many times that it stops sounding like a word.  However, it is also one of the songs that was playing… Continue reading Traveling Alone: Paris, France

Chile, Study Abroad

Two Days in Santiago

I've had an amazing couple of days in Santiago!  It's such a big and vibrant city,  and I would love to see  more of it in the future.  However, with only two days I had to make the most of my time and see everything I could. Day 1 was mainly spent seeing the sights… Continue reading Two Days in Santiago