Although I only started my blog a couple months ago, I've been living abroad since August 2016, and have accumulated a lot of adventures/travels since then. Therefore, I will be posting some of my trips with the label "Throwback" to signify that I took them over 3 months ago and that my memories aren't as … Continue reading Around Central Europe in 8 Days (Throwback)
In late October of last year, I dared to venture to the city of love all by my lonesome (although 2018 is the year of self-love, right? So maybe I was just ahead of the trend). I figured Rome was the perfect city to see solo, as there are plenty of things to do, interesting … Continue reading When in Rome…Do as the Tourists Do?
One of my favorite ways to prepare to travel to a new city is to make a playlist. You can read travel books or blog posts to get all the necessary information about accommodation, restaurants, must-see monuments, etc., but nothing can quite capture the spirit of a city like music. The perfect playlist will get … Continue reading A Playlist for Rome
I've lived abroad for about a year and a half now, and I can honestly say I have never felt more American than when I left America. I probably wouldn't have considered myself a patriotic person prior to taking that leap across the Atlantic, but when my introductory speech upon meeting a new person started … Continue reading Become More Patriotic By Going Abroad
Mid-December, with a few days between my last final exam and my flight home for the holidays, I decided to us my precious free time to go on a trip with my brother, who happened to be finishing up a semester studying abroad in Glasgow. We chose Barcelona for the hopeful escape from Winter weather … Continue reading 2 Nights in Barcelona
As the remnants of Christmas are starting to fade away — Christmas lights returned to boxes in attics, spruce trees slumped sadly on front stoops, wrapping paper in the clearance aisle — I figured it's as good a time as any to share my regaling tale of visiting 3 Christmas markets in 3 days. For … Continue reading Another Day Another Christmas Market
Last year (2017) I took four solo trips to various places around Europe. Therefore, at this point I'm fairly confident finding public transportation, making 1-night friends, and generally living the hostel life. I'm the only one in my close friend group who has really taken the time to travel solo, and in trying to convince … Continue reading 7 Unexpected Reasons Why Everyone Should Travel Solo
The title of my blog is not merely a reference to a slightly terrifying children's fable. It is a reminder that you can still keep your roots close to heart while exploring unfamiliar territories. I wrote a poem to better explain my interpretation of "leaving breadcrumbs," and why I encourage others to follow suit, to embrace … Continue reading Leaving Breadcrumbs: A Poem