Welcoming Spring with Snow

I finally saw snow! Ironically it was the second day of Spring that we set off to Sierra Nevada. I was so thrilled to be back on the mountain. I forgot how much… Continue reading

Island in the Sun

How is it mid March? My time abroad continues to move faster and faster. I’m so happy, and so tired, and so eager, and so busy. Chessy visited me over Nova’s Spring break.… Continue reading

Salamanca & (poco) Mérida

Falling behind. I’ve been so busy! The yearlong students went to Salamanca a few weekends ago. We had a nice time – it was great to finally be with the whole group. We… Continue reading

Parents & Portugal

Second semester started this week, so I’ve fallen a bit behind on my posts. My parents visited me just under two weeks ago. It was so great seeing them. I flew in from… Continue reading


Not so home for the holidays, but lucky to say the least. This was my first Christmas away from my family. While I missed them incredibly, my friend and her family took myself… Continue reading


Since my semester ended about 3 weeks ago, I’ve done some traveling around Spain which has been lovely. After being set back by the stomach flu – having to purchase a new flight… Continue reading

From Dublin to Doolin

At least I’m less than a month late on this post. Better late than never, as they say. These are a few happenings from my long weekend in Dublin. Ireland was one of… Continue reading


Or Granada in Spanish. I spent two weekends ago (guilty of tardiness) in Granada. Not much to say other than what a beautiful city. I quickly fell in love with the free tapas… Continue reading

Oui Oui

A week or so late, but these pictures make up a handful from my trip to Paris. It was a quick weekend, but we really managed to pack in our days without feeling… Continue reading

A Puerta Cerrada

I wrote this article for my Magazine Reporting and Writing class. Our assignments are more newspaper oriented, in my opinion, not so much magazine/feature writing which is what I prefer. Oh well. I… Continue reading