Bathing in a Hindu Temple

Bathing pools at Pura Padang Temple Ubud Bali

As we travel, we get to experience many different cultures – and with that, many different religions as well. I travel the world from the point of view of a Christian, but every time an opportunity arises to learn about a different spiritual path, I take it gladly. Understanding the religion of a region is […]

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Avoiding Paris Scams

The City of Love (or as some call it, the City of Bread) has a lot to offer – but not everything is delicious croissants and romantic serenades. Like a lot of large and popular international cities, Paris has its share of scams and cons. The best way to avoid falling pray to one of […]

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Paris Travel Guide

Ahhh, the City of Love. Many people think of Europe and at the top of their list is one if its most popular – and most magical – cities: Paris. I have been to this amazing city a couple of times, and each time brings a sense of fashion, sophistication, romance, and gastronomy. There are […]

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The Ups and Downs of Study Abroad

Study Abroad Exploring the Vatican City

Studying abroad can be like a roller coaster ride – some days are the best of your life and other days can feel like some of the worst. Your senses are heightened, and it can be a lot more to take in when you are so far from home. But what do these “ups and […]

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5 Things you Need to Know About Studying Abroad

So, you’re considering study abroad. Or maybe, you’ve already taken the leap and have signed up for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most amazing experiences of your college career. But… you don’t know what to expect. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! The idea of studying abroad can […]

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That Time I Went Skydiving

To preface this story, I had always considered the thought of going skydiving, but never had a strong desire to actually do it. People would ask: “would you ever go skydiving?!” and I’d respond with a vague answer around the fact that I didn’t really know and for the time being I had no plans […]

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How to see Lisbon, Portugal in 2 Days

Panorama of city views of Lisbon, Portugal

Is it possible to fall in love with a city after only two days? I think so. The destination is Lisbon, Portugal – a large city in a small and friendly country neighboring Spain. I didn’t know much about Portugal before we went, but I found so many treasures in Lisbon – here’s what you […]

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The Best of Singapore

As our time in Singapore started to draw to a close, we wanted to take the opportunity of free time after classes were over to do all of our favorite things one last time. It was a week of adventuring, to check off all the items that remained on our wishlists. It was a lot […]

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A Feast and a Formal

The main holiday that we missed at home was Thanksgiving. For the entire semester leading up to it, we tried to think of a way to celebrate so we weren’t too upset about not being with our families. My mom ended up doing some research because she felt bad that we couldn’t be home, and […]

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Getting Close in Hong Kong

Hey there! Thanks for coming back! I promise there will be no more talk of illnesses in the rest of my posts. Only positive things!! In fact, when people ask me what was my favorite place to visit over the course of the semester, I am torn between Thailand and Hong Kong. Thailand because of […]

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