The Month of September

It is hard to believe that I have already been in Italy for a month! On September 1st I walked out of baggage claim and was welcomed by my loving host family with a handmade poster, multiple hugs, lots of smiles, a gooey chocolate croissant, and a cappuccino. If that doesn’t explain how warm and…

Italy, here I come!

Ciao! Hello! The past few months have been hectic for me as I have been completing my senior year of high school. So here is a quick little overview. . . For my gold award I created a Saturday event for kids in grades K-5 and an after school program for kids grades 3-5. They…

Hello & Goodbye

First thing I do before I travel to a new country is learn how to say hello and goodbye. Here are a few greetings and farewells from across the world. (Links have pronunciations.)

Remembering your adventure

When you’re traveling souvenirs are always a must. But unless you’re going off the path beaten down by tourists, all of your souvenirs are probably coming from China. Here are some inexpensive ways to remember trip other than that key chain made in China but bought in Brazil.

Birthday Party!

Today I am turning 17! I am very blessed to have been fortunate enough to see the as much of the world as I have at such a young age. I’d like to quickly thank my parents for always supporting me and helping me achieve my dreams. Whether it be leaving for girl scout camp in the 3rd grade or taking a gap year abroad, they have always been behind me 100%

Traveling Alone Via Airport

Traveling alone in an airport. This can be extremely nerve racking. Having no one familiar to talk too, never being able to go to the bathroom without a stack of luggage keeping you company, and never knowing who you’re going to be sharing a plane ride with. It is a hassle, especially when you’re a teenager traveling alone. Here are some tips I use to make my travel day a bit smoother.

Travel Documents

Everyone knows if you’re planning to travel out of the U.S you have to have a passport. If you have traveled out of country before, you also know passports can be a pain in the neck. If you have never had a passport and don’t know where to begin you’re in luck! All of the…

Expectations vs. Reality

As soon as I learn I am taking a trip I immediately start fantasizing about it. Anything from the food and the experiences, to the hotel room/house and the people I’ll meet. Because I do this I often have expectations about my experiences. Sometimes, more often than not, these expectations are different than reality. I…

Morning of Travel

The morning before you depart for a trip can often be stressful and chaotic. Here is a quick check list to help get things moving.

#1: Eat breakfast. You will need the energy if you are going to be ready for the day. Plus food is expensive while travelling, especially at airports.

#2: Run through your normal morning routine. Toothbrush, t

Travel Opportunities! (pt 2)

Didn’t find the opportunity you wanted in the first travel opportunities? Don’t worry here are 5 more chances for you to explore the world!

Travel Opportunities! (pt 1)

Interested in traveling? Abroad or in the states? For one week or one month or one year? Check out some of the links below and find out which one suits you best!

Rotary Youth Exchange

6 B’s of RYE

In my Rotary District before you go on exchange they give you a card with the 6 B’s on it. The B’s are supposed to help you have a successful exchange, grow as an individual, and help you overcome any challenges you may face. I am going to give you and example of a B…