A little over a year ago, I was waiting in the airport terminal preparing to board my first international flight. It was January 10, it had been storming, and the ice in Atlanta had delayed many flights, including mine. We had to wait for about three hours until, finally, they cleared our flight for takeoff. Next stop: Madrid, Spain. In the six months I lived … Continue reading What Studying Abroad Taught Me
Hey everyone!! Yesterday, my family and I went exploring and decided to take a day trip over to Eureka Springs. If you haven’t ever visited, Eureka Springs is a smaller town in Northwest Arkansas. It has a great downtown area, a community opera theater, and more shops scattered throughout town. When we visit, though, we tend to go straight to the downtown area, check out … Continue reading Exploring Eureka Springs & Making Art!
Hey, everyone! Every year in Cordoba, Spain, they have a festival where residents can show off the flowers and plants that they’ve used to decorate their patios. Our walking tour guide said that, because it was so hot and dry, you almost certainly had to have a courtyard area and fountain to catch all of the cool air, as well as a well to collect … Continue reading Pretty Patio Flowers
Benvenuto in Italia! We made it to Rome, so get ready for a week’s worth of posts all about our adventures and good eating (aka tons of pasta and pizza and NO REGRETS!). Our first day was a travel day from Barcelona to Rome, so we spent our first night heading straight to our Airbnb and getting settled in. The apartment we rented was nice, … Continue reading Just Rome-in’ Around the Vatican
Hey guys! If you haven’t read my post about our first day in Barcelona, I’ll link it here for you to check it out! Day two of our little adventure started with us hitting the beach! We didn’t exactly know where to go, so we decided to get off at the stop that appeared to be Olympic Village (or so we thought…all the signs were in … Continue reading Barcelona: Sun, Beaches, and Tons of Walking!
We have arrived in Barcelona! Before our trip, we got tickets to La Sagrada Familia that included a visit to Gaudi’s house, which is now a museum. Our tickets were for 10 a.m., so we made our way over to Park Güell, which is where the house is located. The overall trip wasn’t that bad until we got off the Metro and saw the nearly … Continue reading Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia, Gaudí
Well, if anyone has ever told you travel doesn’t never goes as planned, they’re likely correct! After a delayed/cancelled/rescheduled flight, my mom finally arrived in Madrid just in time for us to head to Atocha station and buy our train tickets for Barcelona. Originally, we were going to get tickets for the 11 a.m. AVE, but they only had first class left (almost $250/ticket!), so … Continue reading A Few Hours in Atocha