As 2016 comes to a close, I've looked back with such a full heart at the fun times and dear friends I've made this year since moving to Los Angeles in June.
I'm still in shock that my blog posts on the StudentUniverse travel blog were the most viewed for the month of January! A small monetary gift for that is trivial compared to the excitement and pride at reaching a personal dream of being an official 'travel writer'! Thank you to everyone for clicking on the links and reading through my posts...can't wait to see where the Lord takes this-trusting Him through anything!
I'm a solo female traveler who couchsurfed through 6 countries on my 4 month travel journey. Here are a few of my tips and tales, so you'll enjoy the cultural exchange too.
The following facts, tips, and figures of speech were compiled over my time spent in Rome, Pisa, Cascina, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Milan, and Genova. I found them fascinating, comical, or thought-provoking, so I knew I had to share them on my blog!
The guidebooks were correct on one thing: Florence is overflowing with tourists. I heard more English or German being spoken than I did Italian in this city of over 360,000 locals. If tourists are swarming, it must be for good reason. I almost didn't go because of low expectations and a lingering tiredness from the … Continue reading Discovering Tuscany: Florence Edition
If you're headed to the dreamy Greek island of Santorini or contemplating a journey there, this is my tried and true guide on how to do it well. And on a college graduate's budget! CONQUERING SANTORINI Getting there: Take the fast ferry. The slow ferry won't be that much cheaper (if it is at all), … Continue reading The Tall Girl’s Essential Guide to Santorini, Greece
The Greek way of life is so different to Westernized culture...but that's not a bad thing. They've found a balance we lack, and I fell in love with Greek culture in the short time I was there.
The waves lapped against the side of the boat, lovingly named Sea Note. 53 American students stood transfixed by the scene all around them. A cool, sea breeze was embraced with widespread arms and content hearts after a record-setting day of heat. God himself seemed to breathe out grace and love on this eclectic group brought … Continue reading Faith to Move
Endless questions from others about your upcoming travels? Or need valid reasons to book your flight and just get going? Here are my justifications why you should go and make it happen.