Walking on Sunshine

For two weeks, I spent my days in Spain and Portugal, soaking in the sun and warmth while I had the opportunity. Springtime there is so beautiful, with the trees beginning to bloom and the weather being nice enough to sit along the beach and enjoy the day. After being in chilly Ireland, it was …

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Luck of the Irish

Ireland was something out of a dream. It was my first country that I was traveling completely solo, my first time truly having to break out from what I’m used to. I already had very high hopes for what Ireland would bring; my grandparents were coming to visit, I was going to some culturally and …

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The Southern Charm

Long time, no blog! We've had a busy few weeks in Southern Europe, so I decided to compile the last three countries into one big post! Here's what we did in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. AUSTRIA After nearly 30 hours of jumping from train to train and waiting all night in freezing stations, we finally …

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Belgium’s Treasure

As Brooke and I sat near the famous Mont St. Michel in northwest France, we tried to decide how we were going to continue on our planned journey of southern France. The trains were all full, and the buses were more expensive than we had hoped. Nothing major was drawing us to stay in France; …

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Falling for the Eiffel

"A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life." -Thomas Jefferson Standing beneath the Eiffel Tower in the midst of a calm, winter night, I could feel my heart pounding. We had trekked for miles along the city's realm; over the waters of the Seine and through winding …

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Bagpipes and Scotch Whisky

Picture the most vibrant hue of grass you can think of and then double it. That's how green the pastures and countryside is in Scotland. It's absolutely breathtaking - we drove through nearly the entire country on a 14 hour bus ride and it was so beautiful that I didn't want to sleep. I couldn't …

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A City of Gold

One of my favorite songs by the band Judah & the Lion is their song called Stockholm. The lyrics mention "walking on the stones" and making it "down to old town with churches and shadows," along with many other references to the city. The song has so much more meaning to me now after visiting …

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