Spain: Road Trip!

My heart was racing. This was a crazy idea. Crazy. With a shaking hand I signed the last piece of paperwork and the clerk handed me the keys. It was official. I’d rented a car and was about to drive…in Spain. How did I get here?

Germany pt. 2: Prost!

German food was overwhelmingly…just what I expected: bratwurst, beer, pretzels and schnitzel. But no complaints here, because it was all delicious. While we didn’t have time for a second Foodie Tour, we did have an extensive sampling of German cuisine while on our guided tour. Rather than reliving every bite {trust me, there were far…

Germany pt. 1: What a View

I awoke with a start. How had I fallen asleep, again?! I wanted so desperately to take in every second of the stunning snow-capped mountains jutting up to meet the clear blue sky, the wooden homes cloaked in their sprawling shadow, the occasional huddle of buildings that made up a quaint village town. But my eyes…

London pt. 4: Until Next Time

Have you ever been somewhere for the first time and it strangely felt like home? That’s how I feel about London. I vividly remember one of the last days of my study abroad saying to a friend that it didn’t matter what we spent the day doing, because I’d be back. I can probably chalk a…

London pt. 3: The Foodie Tour

On our last day in London we decided to design our own tour. We wanted something that would blend the best of both worlds: seeing the sites and eating. Thus, the Foodie Tour was born. Our excursion began in London’s East End at a quirky little spot on Brick Lane. We were first tipped off to Cereal Killer Cafe…

London pt. 2: Let’s Be Tourists!

When I studied abroad in London I lived a bit outside of the city center. I developed this horrible habit of thinking, Oh, I don’t need to go see the tourist attractions. I have months. I’ll do it later! Well later came and went, as did my money, and before I knew it I was packing…

Unpacking Europe

Last fall my roommate, Adrienne, and I decided {on a bit of a whim} to go to Europe for New Years. It’s been seven months since that adventure. Seven months! It’s crazy how quickly time flies. Finally I’ve sat down and devoted time to combing through my photos and re-reading my journal entries. I think a travel recap…