It is a privilege to be able to take a vacation. In most cases, taking time away from work or time away from our families, both can be very demanding. Once you decide to take the time off, save some to do absolutely nothing. Traveling does not always require a full itinerary. You can still have a fabulous time relaxing. Here are my top ten ways to relax on your vacation.Read More
Travel is such a wonderful way to embrace the idea of having very few essential material items in your life. You get to really know what’s most valuable to you and what’s just added weight in your pack.Read More
While it's easy to get lost in the fun of travelling and get swept away by the places you are visiting and the things you are doing, it is crucial that you keep your health in mind. There are several things to think about in order to stay healthy when you're away from home: food, cleanliness, sleep, and for some people exercise.Read More
Studying abroad has become a common thing in almost all Universities. Whether you want to cross the border and go somewhere close, or cross-continents and experience a whole new world, the options are endless. You get to go to a new country and experience a new culture, meet new people, try new things you may not be able to try anywhere else, and sometimes even learn a new language or two.
My flight is scheduled for Friday, and I’m absolutely excited to be headed to Europe for the summer. There’s been a lot of packing, last minute shopping, and boy, oh boy, way too many laundry cycles. I’m 24 hours from checking in for my flight which leaves at 11:58 a.m. I’ll be traveling to North Carolina for a connecting flight before I arrive in Paris. Since the duration of the flight is going to be about 9-10 hours in total, I’m going to have to keep myself busy on the flight somehow. Here’s what’s going to be in my carry-on luggage.Read More
Living just a few hours away from the Colombian border, the temptation was too much and I couldn't finish my year abroad without knowing Colombia. So, some friends and I decided to take a weekend trip to Bogotá. Being in the middle of our volunteer work and a fifty-page paper, we could only go for four days, but four days was all we needed to fall in love with the country.Read More
Children in Yemen are facing an immense catastrophe due to volatile armed conflicts. Boys and girls are growing up in the most impoverished country of the Middle East, with little access to education and development. Consequently, Save the Children is an organization that works to promote and protect children’s rights.Read More
I've been visiting Switzerland for about a week now, in a small town called Monthey. The mountains are breathtaking, the scenery relaxing. It is an ideal place for meditation and for those who want to get away from the bustle of a big city. After the chaos that occurred in Nice last week, it's been helpful to have some time away from Paris and to reflect on many things. I'm thankful for this time spent away.Read More
Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Musée du Louvre. The Louvre is the world’s largest historic museum and one of the most visited museums in the entire world.
Mitad del Mundo was the first one made, but it is not the real middle of the world, as the name would suggest. The real equator is almost 250m away, yet this fake equator is what attracts most tourists. The buses that come to this area drop people off at this site, and tour companies from Quito also bring their customers to this place.Read More
After I missed my flight I realized I had two options: either I take the necessary steps within the next 24 hours to still make the trip or I give up and mourn over my irresponsibility. I chose the former and here are 5 things I learned from the headache of losing my passport.Read More
The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is a uniquely bio diverse area unlike anything else on this planet. Tight conservations laws (including a mandatory fee just to get in after landing) and initiatives to take care of the nature and animals are what have led the Galapagos to be an incredible, mostly preserved, place unlike any other.Read More
No matter where you go, there is a risk of something bad happening. On a scale of merely inconvenient to actual danger, there are so many things that can go wrong in day-to-day life and these risks greatly increase when you travel. When you're abroad, chances are you stand out. Depending on where you go, this isn't always a good thing. It makes you a target.Read More
If you’re like me, you love a good film. You may also happen to love Netflix. Recently, I indulged in a series of documentary sprees and Netflix originals. I must say though, I think we all have been sleeping on the international films.Read More