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Florence, Italy

The biggest favor you can do for yourself when exploring the world is to interact with other travelers. And the easiest way to do this, I can say from experience, is to stay in hostels. It’s no secret that budget traveling often means less than luxurious accommodation, and certainly that’s something other travelers enjoy complaining about–hence a great way […]

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Venice, Italy

Spending the night in sketchy discount hostels is a large part of the student travel experience. Some offer a luxurious “free breakfast,” which usually ranges from white bread to cellophane-wrapped, chocolate-filled croissants, and an assortment of jams and butters, if you’re lucky. My Venice experience was in one of these less-than-three-star accommodations and as a solo female […]

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Tenerife, Spain

An Island off the coast of Africa, Tenerife is a typical travel spot for German and English vacationers in winter. Since the climate remains on average between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s essentially the European equivalent of the Bahamas. I was traveling, for the first time, with a friend! Molly and I are both Americans in Madrid, […]

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Edinburgh, Scotland

I had the pleasure of traveling to a new city to visit an old friend.  Nina and I hadn’t seen each other in maybe ten years but when we discovered we were both studying in Europe, it was the perfect excuse to reunite. Her apartment was truly Pinterest-worthy, and she even introduced me to her friend, Scarlett, who […]

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Dublin, Ireland

I made a bucket list of all the Irish sites I was looking forward to visiting, and tried to see as much as possible.

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Four Cities, One Day: Manchester and Other Misadventures

It’s 8:35 p.m. and I am standing at the Ryanair ticket booth in the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Airport Terminal 1. I have missed my flight to Dublin. In this moment, I was living the traveler’s nightmare. Realizing that no one was here to help me through this crisis, I had to figure out what to […]

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What Happened in Valencia: An Honest Account

This weekend was nothing short of a never-ending fiesta. While I generally try to include some iota of historic art or culture exploration into my travel itineraries, I genuinely can’t remember an hour on this trip where I wasn’t intoxicated (or severely hungover), and I think my photos from this trip accurately reflect that… Take 2: That being said, my […]

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