It’s Still Dark Out There

I did not expect that traveling alone for a month would change me as profoundly as it did. After all, I took the trip in celebration of being admitted to grad school. My top priority of the trip was fun! Even so, between the train rides from Venice to Florence to Milan and my EIGHT …

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A Day in Pisa

Pisa is a quaint little town, about an hour outside of Florence by train. It's a fairly easy day trip, and it was one of my favorite places that I visited in Italy. Pisa could certainly be done in half a day to spend time in the other surrounding villages. However, if you're like me …

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The Art of Travel: What I Learned Solo-Tripping for a Month with Just a Carryon

When I left United States and flew by myself for the very first time, I was on a 8-hour flight to Lyon for my study abroad program. Terrified, naive, and excited, I packed two large 50 pound suitcases and a backpack for my 4 month adventure. One of my biggest regrets of this trip was …

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