6 months: 8 countries, 14 cities

My post-grad plan, my redo of study abroad and my year of teaching English in France is over! What an experience, what a trip.



Cities I visited: Reykjavik

Landmarks I visited: Viking World Museum, Blue Lagoon



Cities I visited: Lyon, Bourg-en-Bresse, Paris, Amiens, Grenoble, Annecy

Towns I visited: Oyonnax, Bellignat, Charix, Apremont, Samognat, Creil, Montataire, Nogent-sur-Oise, Pierrefonds, Versailles, Beauvais, Perouges, Villefranche-sur-Saone, Nantua Continue reading

Snapshots of February break

I made it home yesterday- sick and exhausted- from a jam-packed 2 week long February vacation! It kicked off with a weeklong family trip to Portugal, where we stayed in Lisbon and Evora, with daytrips to nearby Sintra and Cascais. We had an absolutely wonderful time in Portugal- and it was so much fun to see my parents and sister! Portugal was beautiful, food was delicious!

After saying goodbye in the Lisbon airport, I headed back up to Paris for some time with Adam. However, while he had classes, I visited a friend from my study abroad year in Montpellier, up in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg! Elisabeth showed me a great time in Luxembourg City and the Castle of Vianden. I finished off my vacation with 2 relaxing days in Paris with Adam. Stay tuned for my posts and here are some photos!


Lisbon was super cool.

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To Portugal and beyond!

Finally, after being gone for 5 months and having my very first Christmas without my family, I will get to see 3 out of 4 members in a new country for all of us. My parents, sister and I will spend a week in Portugal- Lisbon and Evora, with daytrips planned!  This has really been the longest stretch of time I’ve gone without seeing them- since when I was in Montpellier for a year a family Christmas in Europe split up the time in two. I will miss my brother, who has to stay in Mississippi for school, and of course our dog, but looking forward to seeing my parents and sister outside of a Skype screen!

After our family trip to Portugal, I’ll head back up to Creil/Paris for the second week of my February vacation, to spend time with Adam while he works. I have a few days planned to visit an old study abroad friend Elisabeth of The Francophone Files, who is currently a Fulbright grantee in Luxembourg!

Stay tuned for posts and pictures about my February adventures!