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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…

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algarve towns, portugal

I got just a few shots of the towns I saw on the Algarve coast in the time spent traveling between the beaches. The buildings there are white with a pop of color here and there, definitely how I picture paradise as in my head. I also bought a beautiful painting (not the one pictured, […] Read more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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going it alone

Verb 1. to do something alone or independently, especially something that is normally or better done in groups. I would say for the most part in American culture, traveling is done in groups. Solo travel is sort of a foreign concept… actually, to be honest, travel itself is a rather foreign concept. Not only do an estimated 64% of American citizens […] Read more…

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avignon, france

I spent a weekend in June in Avignon in the South of France.  I stayed in a gorgeous apartment in the city center – I could even see the Palais de Papes from the living room! Weekends away are so nice – I feel I get to recharge with some alone time and do some exploring, which […] Read more…

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d-day sights, normandy

When my parents were in town, I was able to set aside time to properly see some of Normandy’s most significant D-Day sights. It’s hard to describe the feeling you get visiting to places where there is a dark and powerful history, especially when it has to do with innocent lives being sacrificed by citizens of […] Read more…

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