My Celtic Adventure | Ireland’s Western Atlantic Coast

The past few days had been so full of breathtaking beauty that I couldn’t imagine there being any left in the country to see. But, I learned that Ireland is a country full of surprises, and it’s wealth of beauty proved endless. We woke in Derry where we’d spent the previous night and boarded theContinue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Ireland’s Western Atlantic Coast”

My Celtic Adventure | Northern Ireland

My dream trip had officially begun! Camilla and I met our tour guide, Shaun, and about 20 other travelers from all over the world for a six day tour of Ireland. Leaving from Dublin we’d head north, then make a loop through the west and south before returning to Dublin. At first, we really weren’tContinue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Northern Ireland”

My Celtic Adventure | Day One In Dublin

Just an hour in a plane and we were in Ireland. It didn’t feel real. I’d been hoping all my life for that moment, and there it was. We flew over the green fields dotted with fluffy sheep that I’d only ever seen in movies and my dreams before landing in the city and takingContinue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Day One In Dublin”

My Celtic Adventure | Edinburgh, Scotland

What a trip this was! Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to see the Celtic lands. In fact, if at any point you’d asked me where in the world I most wanted to go, the answer would have always been “Ireland and Scotland.” I’m not sure exactly what started the dream (I suspect aContinue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Edinburgh, Scotland”

I Hiked a Volcano

…and it was exactly as awesome as it sounds. This weekend was quite and adventure. Volcano exploring aside, it was my first solo trip and my first trip by airplane. I’m happy to report that both of those went incredibly smoothly. And what a weekend it was! I landed in Sicily on Friday morning, leavingContinue reading “I Hiked a Volcano”

Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg | Part Three

Three Cities, two countries, one weekend. On October 7-9, I took a whirlwind trip through Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg. This post will focus on day three: Salzburg.  Salzburg, the fourth largest city in Austria, has two major claims to fame. In 1756, it became the birthplace of the famed classical composer, Mozart. Then, many years later,Continue reading “Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg | Part Three”

Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg | Part Two

Three Cities, two countries, one weekend. On October 7-9, I took a whirlwind trip through Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg. This post will focus on day two: Vienna. You know you’ve found a special place when immediately upon arrival, you decide you want to go back.   After having breakfast at our hostel in Budapest, we boardedContinue reading “Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg | Part Two”

Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg | Part One

Three cities, two countries, one weekend. On October 7-9, I took a whirlwind trip through Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg. This post will focus on day one: Budapest.  Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one of the worlds prettiest cities. With over 1.7 million citizens and 200+ museums, fairs, festivals, and other attractions – it’s a world-classContinue reading “Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg | Part One”

Rome-ing Around

I don’t think I’ve ever had a weekend as packed as September 30 – October 2 was. All three days were full of the best that Rome has to offer, from the Vatican to ancient monuments to some really, really great food. I started my Roman adventure with SU Florence. Rome is SUF’s “biggest” all-school fieldContinue reading “Rome-ing Around”

My Visit To Interlaken, Switzerland

“When you go to Switzerland, you will find that everything there is perfect,” my host mother told me Thursday night. And how right she was. I chose Interlaken, Switzerland to be my first big, outside-Italy weekend excursion this semester. What a great country to start with. Hiking, fresh Alpine air, chocolate, Swiss cottages, more chocolateContinue reading “My Visit To Interlaken, Switzerland”