singapore highlights

The rest of my Singapore trip involved hitting the highlights of the city and trying to do the authentic “Singapore” things: seeing Marina Bay, the Merlion, the Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay, eating at hawkers, trying Kopi coffee (which you drink out of a bag when it’s to go), indulging in Kaya and other […] Read more…

on the road again

“Why do I keep doing this to myself?” I kept asking myself this question on the plane ride from Chicago to Singapore (which involved two layovers, making the trip over 24 hours). It’s true what they say about the travel bug. It bit me several years ago, and the more I tried to itch it the […] Read more…

au revoir, france

Today I say au revoir to my home this past year. In some ways I feel the time has gone by so, so fast, like I just arrived. In others, the day is finally here. It feels bittersweet and a bit surreal to be leaving. Europe will always have a special place in my heart. I may not […] Read more…

lagos, portugal

My trip to Portugal was quite an active one. It seemed like I was the only one walking to get to the cliffs and beaches where all the beautiful scenery is in Lagos. But having sore muscles for the next few days was SO worth what I got to see in return. I wasn’t really […] Read more…

southwest portugal

I took my final trip last weekend before I go home to the US. It’s wild to think my time in Caen is wrapping up. Bittersweet to say the least. Anyways, I decided to go to the Algarve coast in Portugal as my last “hoorah” before I fly Stateside. I wasn’t disappointed! The weather was warm […] Read more…

isle sur la sorgue, france

A short train ride away from Avignon is Isle Sur La Sorgue. It’s a lovely little town worth exploring for a couple hours, and is nicknamed “Little Venice of Provence”. After having seen quite a bit of Avignon, I decided to head there for the afternoon. The water canals were crystal-clear. My afternoon in Isle Sur […] Read more…

roaming lavender fields in france

While on my trip to the South of France, I was able to explore Provence while the lavender fields were in bloom!! I hadn’t planned on going there specifically to see them, but it coincided with my timing and I couldn’t have been happier. There’s something about seeing colorful fields and fresh flowers that makes me so […] Read more…

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