Around the US, West Virginia

Blennerhassett Island

There's this story you get told in school about history, and it's fairly straightforward and simple. Which makes sense - elementary school kids aren't historians trying to become specialists in one area of history or another. The goal is just giving students a general understanding of history and how we got to today. And that's… Continue reading Blennerhassett Island

Around the US

A Taste of Hershey, Pennsylvania

About a year ago, I went on a fun spring break trip with my family. It was a great trip to see them, especially since I thought I would spend the rest of the semester in Arizona; instead, I flew home two weeks later after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Consequently, it took me a… Continue reading A Taste of Hershey, Pennsylvania

Czech Republic, Europe

A Weekend in Prague, Czech Republic

Do you love beautiful buildings and fantastic food? Do you want to visit a city that looks like a fairytale? Do you want to burn calories by climbing over a thousand stairs in one weekend? Then you should visit Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic! Real talk, Prague is one of my favorite… Continue reading A Weekend in Prague, Czech Republic

Europe, France, Study Abroad

One Day in Avignon, France

Of all the places I wanted to visit in France, Avignon was near the top of the list. This little Provençal town (also mentioned in my post about day trips in Provence) is, of course, beautiful to walk though, but it's also home to the Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) and the famous Pont d'Avignon… Continue reading One Day in Avignon, France