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. After leaving from Dublin, we were to head north, then make a loop through the west and south before returning to Dublin. We reallyContinue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Northern Ireland”

My Celtic Adventure | Day One In Dublin

Just an hour in a plane and we were landing in Ireland. It didn’t feel real. I’d been hoping all my life for that moment, and there it was. We flew over green fields dotted with sheep before landing in the Dublin and taking a bus to the center. We set off right away toContinue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Day One In Dublin”

My Celtic Adventure | Edinburgh, Scotland

I’d dreamed of visiting the Ireland and Scotland ever since I was little. If at any point you’d asked me where in the world I most wanted to go, the answer would have probably been one of the two. I’m not sure what started the dream (I suspect a book or some music), but nonetheless,Continue reading “My Celtic Adventure | Edinburgh, Scotland”

I Hiked a Volcano

…and it was exactly as awesome as it sounds. This weekend was quite an 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 music composer, Mozart. Then, manyContinue 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 return someday. After having breakfast near our hostel in Budapest, we boarded aContinue 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, 2016 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”Continue 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”

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, meaning “Five Lands” in Italian, refers to the five coastal towns of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. The region is famous for its dramatic seaside cliffs, colorful buildings and delicious pesto sauce. My visit to Cinque Terre began with a quick stop in Manarola for an introduction to the region.Continue reading “Cinque Terre”