Category: Travel

  • Coming Full Circle

    My vacation ended in the south of France, back where I lived during my time abroad last year. There are so many things to see along the French Riviera that my friends and I had a hard time choosing what to do. The weather helped us out a bit, though. We arrived in Antibes in […]

  • These are a few of my favorite things

    After leaving Paris, we went to Vernon and Giverny.  We stayed in Vernon     and biked 20 minutes to reach Giverny, which is where Monet’s house and gardens are located.  The gardens are huge!  We were there at a good time of year because the water lilies were in bloom.  I’d love to see […]

  • Encore à Paris

    After leaving London, my friend and I met up with another friend in Paris.  As with London, I’ve visited Paris before, but the size of the city makes it impossible to see everything without living there for months on end.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said that if one is tired of London, one is tired of […]

  • London, round 3

    London is so big that even after 3 visits there’s still sooo much I haven’t had a chance to see.  We did make the most of our time there, though, despite Iceland Air’s strike cutting our visit a couple days short.  The first day we went to the Tate Modern, which was having an exhibit on […]

  • Iceland

    I finally got to see more than the Keflavíc airport in Iceland! I spent about five days throughout the country, driving north of Reykavík and then heading back to the capital for a couple days.  My friend and I rented a car to visit the location of Iceland’s first Parliament (930 AD), called Þingvellir.  Here […]

  • Vienne, Autriche

    After Brussels, my friends and I had one more day together in Antibes.  Since I’d hurt my foot and one of my friends had hurt her ankle, we spent most of the day at the beach.  Now is the time of year to do that, because most of the time there’s not a cloud in […]

  • Bruxelles, home of the best museum EVER

    Two of my friends and I had a hard time deciding where we wanted to meet up before they flew to Antibes with me.  We talked about Lisbon, Prague, Vienna, Geneva, Copenhagen…there are just so many places we wanted to see!  Eventually decided on Brussels.  It didn’t take long for any of us to get there, so we didn’t […]

  • During the Cannes Film Festival

    The morning following dinner at Isabelle’s, I woke up super early to cook my asparagus and prosciutto dish and finish ironing my dress.  I met another member of the wine team at the train station around 11 to head to Isabelle’s.  When we got on the train it was packed, because of the Cannes Film Festival.  Luckily Cannes […]

  • A Visitor from Home!

    Earlier this month one of my friends from high school came to visit, and I couldn’t have been happier to see her!  Sadly during her first couple days here, my foot was still swollen so we didn’t do a whole lot.  I think I was more annoyed by it than she was, though, because I’d been thinking for […]

  • Catching up

    Hello all!  In the midst of finals, my family visiting, and many of my friends leaving, I kept pushing blogging further and further down on my To Do list.  Today, however, I stupidly kicked the turf instead of the ball (I think that puts me at +3 since coming to France) and now have a swollen […]