France 2018

In the fall of 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the semester studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. It was an amazing time in my life; I saw so many amazing places and also learned a lot from my classes. That’s a very nerdy thing to say, but I honestly took some great classes.Continue reading “France 2018”

Day Trips in Provence, France

Provence is one of the most popular regions in France, and it’s really not a surprise. The idyllic countryside dotted with purple fields of lavender, small towns with markets selling everything you could need, and, of course, Homer’s wine dark sea – the Mediterranean. Provence is filled with beautiful little towns, which all have theirContinue reading “Day Trips in Provence, France”

All About Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Most of the time if someone asks what my favorite part of a trip was, it’s hard to give an exact answer. But my trip to New Mexico last month is an exception: Carlsbad Caverns National Park blew me away, and though I loved the whole trip, this park was by far my favorite placeContinue reading “All About Carlsbad Caverns National Park”

A Guide to Orvieto, Italy

My study abroad program in Italy was absolutely amazing, but one of the best parts of the trip was my home-base town of Orvieto. While there, I wrote a short blog about a typical day in Orvieto for me, and while this post will have some similarities, it’s also more of a guide to whatContinue reading “A Guide to Orvieto, Italy”

One Day in Vatican City

I visited Vatican City on a Saturday in the summer during my study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy. While it was incredibly crowded, it was entirely worth the hype – to me, at least. Some people might disagree, but I stand by what I wrote after my visit in 2018: “The only disappointing thing aboutContinue reading “One Day in Vatican City”

Creating My Own Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck is one of my all-time favorite movies, so obviously when I was planning a weekend in Rome, I had to visit all the iconic sites from the movie! I visited Rome as part of my summer 2018 study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy. Our entire group visitedContinue reading “Creating My Own Roman Holiday”

Italy 2018

Studying abroad in Orvieto, Italy was one of the best experiences of my life so far! I really fell in love with the country and everything it has to offer, and it was pretty hard to contain that excitement. In the 5 weeks that I was there, I wrote 9 separate blog posts gushing aboutContinue reading “Italy 2018”

Freshman Year 2017/18

When I first started college, that in itself was an adventure! Everything was new and exciting, and I had a lot to share with friends and family back home who kept up with my blog. By sophomore year, however, I had pretty much adjusted to college classes and being in Tucson while still awesome wasContinue reading “Freshman Year 2017/18”

New Mexico Road Trip: Carlsbad, White Sands, and Las Cruces

Since starting college, I thought it would be fun to do a spring break road trip, and I planned out different hypotheticals (including a hiking-intensive 9 National Parks in 9 days trip that, physically, I don’t actually think I could do). Last fall, with the pandemic still dragging on and online classes keeping us inContinue reading “New Mexico Road Trip: Carlsbad, White Sands, and Las Cruces”

Arizona Summer 2017

In the summer of 2017, I did two programs at the University of Arizona prior to officially starting school there in the fall (Arabic Jumpstart and UAdvantage) as well as a road trip out west with my family. My blog has evolved a lot since then, so I’m combining those posts here to keep themContinue reading “Arizona Summer 2017”