Swiss Adventures

About 3 weeks ago I went on probably my favorite trip in all of Europe: Interlaken, Switzerland. There is something to be said about the immense beauty of the Alps. But since I can’t even find the words to begin to describe my 3-day Swiss adventure, here’s a video! Enjoy!

Why I Travel

Have you ever found the one thing in life that gives you the motivation to push through even the toughest of days? The thing that brings you to tears when you think about what it has given you? That “thing” for me is Travel- It is the thing that makes my days worthwhile and constantly gives me something to look forward to. Ever since I was a little girl I traveled. My parents took me to Mexico, Germany, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, back to Mexico, so on and so forth for my entire life. I grew up with the idea that I am meant to explore this huge and wild place called earth. I’m not meant to stay in the bubble that is the United States but instead take part in bettering myself by seeing how other people live. Traveling isn’t easy. In fact, when I went to Costa Rica for […]

The Search for Inspiration

“(Un) inspired and too tired” – A monolougue My semester has been very below-average. Like the kind of semester that didn’t really suck, but was also not that great. It’s as if my semester fell into some weird “middle place.” And at this point, I’m over it. My grades are ok, but not great. My life is semi-interesting, but not interesting enough. And my bank account is struggling (no trying to sugar coat this one). My excuse: I just need some inspiration. After being in Costa Rica for pretty much the entire summer, and coming back to the States where life is just a little “blah,” kinda like being at a yellow light. Not quite as annoying as a red  light where things are stopped, not quite as great as a green light where things are moving at a steady pace, but in the middle. It’s hard to describe to […]

Exciting New Experiences…..Tortuga Study Abroad Application

After studying abroad, completely self-funded, to Heredia, Costa Rica for 9 weeks, I was bit by the travel bug. Getting to live in a country so different than my own was one of the most challenging experiences, but the most rewarding, and I cannot wait to have the opprtunity to do it again next semester in Scotland. The thing I love most about being in another culture is how foreign it actually is, but how familiar it starts to feel after just a couple days. After 3 days in Costa Rica I had figured out how to talk to locals, cool coffee shops to go to, and even how to work the confusing bus system. I was living like a local and I had only just begun my journey. I say that it was the most challenging experience because everything was always so “new.” I was constantly adventuring and going […]

F.O.M.O…

I am currently having some serious F.O.M.O….but this time because I feel  like I am missing out on life being stuck in one place when this summer I was living it up in Costa Rica. My study abroad experience was hands down the most life-changing experience I have had. I accomplished several goals, had many firsts and came back with more knowledge of the Spanish language than I could have hoped to gain from nine weeks living in a foreign country. With that said, I also had an internship with USAC this summer (the study abroad provider I went through) and I created a sick video all about the program in Heredia, Costa Rica. I would be lying if I said I didn’t tear up a little bit every time I re-watch the video. So check it out and let me know what you think! Cheers to la pure vida!