Tag: nature

Salt Serenity

Going out with your host family is a perfect way to immerse yourself into their culture and grow/develop a bond with them!

Turning 20 in London!!

Frolicking in lavender fields and eating delicious Japanese food

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is just a 40 min tube ride away from central London and transports you into a completely different environment. No skyscrapers in site, the vast stretch of land provides a playground to explore for hours. At the moment, Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures are scattered throughout the gardens and draws everyone to take pictures ...

Dover- An Under Appreciated Gem

A brief guide to exploring the White Cliffs of Dover

Reflection on My Time Abroad in Florence

My time studying in Florence, Italy, has been truly incredible, and I have seen and experienced so much, not only in Italy but in countries across Europe. I could not have hoped for or imagined a better semester. Although it is difficult to say in words all the things that I learned, I think it ...

A Daytrip to Ancient Fiesole

In Florence, you are constantly surrounded by beautiful Renaissance buildings, narrow streets, and busy shops. However, for those wanting a change of pace from the bustle of the touristic city, or those interested in another aspect of history, Fiesole is the perfect little village to take a day trip to. I recently visited this ancient ...

Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre Part 2!

Hello travel enthusiasts! This blog post describes Day 2 of my magical weekend trip to Cinque Terre, a set of five coastal villages on the Italian Riviera. If you have not read Part 1, check out my previous post called “Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre,” where I talk about stunning coastal hikes, shimmering beaches, and a ...

A PEEK INTO AUSSIE BEAUTY: Learning in the Outdoors

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to take some electives that you may not be able to take back home. For instances, Learning in the Outdoors at USYD, or EDUH4025. Before coming to Australia, I knew from the start that I wanted to try a fun elective that would not be offered at Drexel. A ...

Relaxation and Monkeys

Since I really wanted to go to another peaceful place, we planned another weekend outing. The next places that we visited were the Nan Lian Garden and the Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill. The garden and the nunnery weren’t very different from the Big Buddha that we visited a couple of days before, but ...

A Sense of Natural Beauty

When people think of Hong Kong, they think of an island with a lot of high-rise buildings. Yes there are many tall residential and corporate buildings everywhere, but there are some parts that aren’t as built up as the rest. Since being here, I have noticed that Hong Kong is very environmentally conscious. There are ...