Countries, Journal

“Year of No Fear” 50 Firsts

As junior year approaches, I would like to dedicate this excerpt to sophomore year. I tend to do New Year's resolutions on the school year instead of the calendar. Sophomore's resolution was "Year of No Fear." I would like to say I have succeeded. Getting a perm (which I absolutely love) is the last "first"… Continue reading “Year of No Fear” 50 Firsts

Countries, Italy

Florence: The good, the bad, and the ugly

On my spring break this year, I traveled to Italy. I have previously posted about my wonderful journey to Venice, and Florence was next in line. After my magical time, I was hyped to experience Florence. The Good Panini Toscani This is the #3 restaurant on TripAdvisor with good reason. We walked in with hesitation,… Continue reading Florence: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Countries, Journal

It’s all Greek to Me: Greek Life & Study Abroad

More Sororities and Fraternities are taking the initiative to encourage their members to study abroad than ever before. Studying abroad was one of the hardest, but most rewarding things I've ever accomplished. As a college student and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, I believe it was an essential ingredient to who I am today. I can only… Continue reading It’s all Greek to Me: Greek Life & Study Abroad

Costa Rica, Countries

Costa Rica-Know Before You Go

After spending the last month in Costa Rica, I decided to make a list of things I wish I had known beforehand. To put into context, I was in the middle of the rainy season during the month of June( low-peak tourist season). I traveled to areas of San Jose, MonteVerde, and Flamingo. Instead of hotels,… Continue reading Costa Rica-Know Before You Go


Venice:a modern day fairytale

Venice was like walking through a story book. It is not often that my expectations actually match up with reality.  I thought it was one of the most unique places I have ever been too. We felt perfectly comfortable randomly walking through the labryrinth-like streets of cobblestone and water. The smell of Italian food called out our names… Continue reading Venice:a modern day fairytale


The Ultimate Packing List: Spain

  Sorry!  I couldn't resist! I studied abroad in Spain from February 17- May 10th. On the weekends, I ventured to other countries as well. This caused a hefty problem. How do I pack for 3 months and all 4 seasons in a backpack, laptop case, and a checked bag? Not easily. I spent about a week packing and unpacking… Continue reading The Ultimate Packing List: Spain

Costa Rica, Countries

Packing List: a Month in Costa Rica

As I have mentioned, I stayed in Costa Rica for a month. During that time, I stayed in the Central Valley, Monte Verde, and Flamingo. The trick was to pack for the rainy season while being prepared for the heat in Flamingo. What I Packed: Clothing Tanktops x2 dressy short sleeve shirts x4 Shorts x1 flowy… Continue reading Packing List: a Month in Costa Rica