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Florence with the Masses for Easter Sunday, Part 2

Florence with the Masses for Easter Sunday, Part 2

We planned our trip with travel in mind- we weren’t just visiting Italy, we were conquering it. After Siena, we took an early morning bus to…

Spring Break in Italy, Part 1 Siena

Spring Break in Italy, Part 1 Siena

Spring Break in Italy, Part 1 Siena Where did two weeks go? Better question- where did eight months go?! Time speeds up when there isn’t a…

Traveling Solo for the First Time

Traveling Solo for the First Time

This beginning of the end of my year in Spain starts with my solo trip to Lisbon. (And first solo trip eva.) Now starts, after a 3 month…

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

When I first mentioned Portugal, my roommate gave me plenty of recommendations. He had just gone a month earlier and was one of the reasons…

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

I had never been to Portugal. In fact, I can honestly say it never really was high on my list. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because in a way it…

The Time Fiestas Got the Better of Me

The Time Fiestas Got the Better of Me

Every town in Spain has a saint (so far as I know) that they celebrate during a four-day festival, fiestas, every year. March 2nd to 6th was…

A Weekend Trip to Bilbao, Spain

A Weekend Trip to Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao. One of the top destinations in Northern Spain. Unlike the south of Spain, the North only has a handful of big cities that tend to…

When It’s Too Cold to Feel Your Toes Zurich, Switzerland

When It’s Too Cold to Feel Your Toes Zurich, Switzerland

Zürich I don’t recall a time in my life when I was quiet as cold as I happened to be while in Zürich, Switzerland. Toes frozen, fingers numb…

The Beginning of Christmas in Spain

The Beginning of Christmas in Spain

Lights and Decorations Christmas in Spain is a big holiday hello Roman Catholics. All the cities bring out the lights, the Christmas trees…