Sometimes you just need to take a few days to yourself. And after a long and hard semester at school, I thought I definitely deserved to treat myself. So I guess that’s how I ended up in Portland :). Here are a few of my favorite snaps from the trip. Enjoy.
As some of you know, I recently had the privilege to go on an alternative spring break volunteer trip with Alternative Spartan Breaks . I traveled with a group of 9 other MSU students, and 1 adult, to Monteverde Costa Rica. We spent the week working on a local sustainable coffee farm; interacting with their migrant workers, picking/sorting coffee, and doing other misc. farm chores. Long story short, it was one of the best weeks of my life and I wanted to share my experience to inform others on what to expect and encourage everyone out there to push themselves and volunteer in a foreign country!
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a volunteer spring break trip to Monteverde, Costa Rica! Myself, and a few other fellow Spartans, worked on a sustainable local coffee farm during the week. Needless to say, I learned A LOT (pending blog post about this soon), and I wanted to quickly share some of my favorite snaps from the trip.
This past summer, I was fortunate enough to finally visit my northerly neighbor: CANADA. Being from Michigan, it is somewhat shameful that it took me 19 years to visit this expansive country. But nonetheless I got to end my summer with a girls road trip to Toronto! Here are my recommendations for a fun-filled day in this lovely city. Spend the Morning Walking Around Toronto is … Continue reading What To For A Day In Toronto
Lots of Rocking This will bother some and not bother others. Depending on weather, location, and or water depth, the rocking of your cruise ship at night can be bothersome. Other than waking up a few times throughout my cruise, it didn’t bother me. My sister on the other hand had quite the hard time with it. TONS of Activities When I say there … Continue reading Cruises: 7 Things You Need to Know
In this day in age college costs an arm and a leg, so naturally studying abroad is just as bad if not worse. Despite the intimidating price tag, studying abroad is one of the BEST investments you can make during your university years. Here are some reasons why! Continue reading “Why Study Abroad is Worth Your Pretty Pennies”
When one thinks of Belgium, Brussels usually comes to mind. But Leuven is a city that shouldn’t be overlooked the next time you find yourself in Belgium!
With only a few days to explore the renowned city, I was determined to pack in as many things as possible. I think this was the city I got the least sleep in throughout my Euro adventure – going to bed late and waking up early was my strategy to see and experience as much as possible! Continue reading “A Weekend in Paris”
Packing for a trip is most definitely a love/hate type of process. The anticipation of your upcoming adventure creates a ton of excitement but thoughts of getting organized and packing can get somewhat stressful at times! Continue reading “The Packing Process”