June 2, 2017

"This is day 1 out of a whole year, then you start to adjust. You will catch on quick." My mother was reminicing about her days teaching English abroad in Mexico when she was my age. She did the same thing and had the time of her life, she even befriened one of the stu...

June 2, 2017

Handbags, backpacks, satchels, purses, anything that is bag-like I can assure you I’ve tried them all. For the past two years I have been on the hunt for the best travel bag; big or small I was just looking for products that would make my life easier while on the road....

June 2, 2017

I have always planned on going to every country in the world, even if I have never had any desire to go there. I’ve found many times that the most underestimated places always end up being the best ones. Sure I wanted to visit Turkey, but it was never at the top of my...

June 2, 2017

Whether its through an exchange program or with a study abroad company, everyone who plans on "dropping everything to travel" has to start somewhere.  

The thought of dropping everything and only having a suitcase and a plane ticket to your name can be overwhelming...

June 2, 2017

We all know it is hard to be away from family and friends for a long period of time, but once the holidays hit it gets even harder. Sometimes it just isn’t logical to fly all the way home to spend a few days there, its precious time that could be used to travel (or sav...

June 2, 2017

My experience eating in Madrid has been a rough one. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve eaten plastic, and paper… I’ve also witnessed food being taken out of a dirty bus bucket and served to customers. Eating out in Europe is a lot different than eating out in America to s...

May 30, 2017

Before I traveled to Ireland for the Summer, I had never even heard of the Aran Islands. The Cliffs of Moher were always on my list and once I traveled to them I discovered the Aran Islands which were only a short commute away. (I would say they are like a less tourist...

May 30, 2017

Everytime I meet a Spanish person I ask them where I should go in Spain... Granada was on everyones list. No matter what other cities they listed along with it, Granada was always their favorite, or "the one you really have to go to."

One string of boring weekends was a...

May 30, 2017

When you move to a foreign country alone with zero contacts it is crucial to take every and any opportunity to make friends. I had two days of orientation then I was on my own in Spain, for a year. We had 10 days off before school started so plans between acquaintances...

May 30, 2017

When I first accepted my offer to teach English abroad I didn’t really know what to expect. But by the time it was August and I was packing away everything I owned, I had a clear picture of what it was going to be like. I was picturing a small quiet town, a hot climate...

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