Tag: vacation

The Sweetest Goodbye

This study abroad journey has taught me that goodbyes don’t actually have to be sad or tear-filled. They can be quite sweet. Even though I feel my time in Australia to have been entirely too short, I am so grateful that I even got to spend time here at all. While words can paint the ...

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 ...

Mediterranean Escape: Cinque Terre

For my first trip in Italy, my friends and I decided to go to Cinque Terre, a set of five coastal villages on the Italian Riviera. Its name means “Five Lands,” and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Instead of booking a pre-planned trip with a tour company like Bus2Alps or Smart Trips, we ...

Fierce Pierce Take Hong Kong: Part 1

After being in Hong Kong for 3 months, I have been away from my family for longer than I’ve ever been. It has had its ups and downs not being able to talk to them during the day because of the time difference. I thought that I would have to be spending Thanksgiving in Hong ...

We’re Going on a Trip, Vale?

Buenos dias chicos! I’ve settled into Madrid quite nicely and I have to say this city continues to amaze me. From the cheaper clothes at Zara (bless Madrid) to the incredible food choices, I never go to sleep disappointed. As much as I love Madrid, I decided to do some exploring this weekend. So my ...

Italy – Part II

Hey everyone, I am back in Madrid after my week-long vacation in Italy with my family. The second half of my trip didn’t go as planned, unfortunately. I went to Florence, which was absolutely stunning. I loved it there. It was such a nice city, very peaceful and historic. It was easy to get around. ...

Italy – Part I

Ciao a tutti, I have been having an amazing time here in Italy! It has really been an unforgettable experience. I have family in the Umbria region around the center of Italy. I have two aunts and two cousins that live here. One of my aunts has been living here for 6 years and her ...