2016 Reflections

All I’ve been hearing for the last month or so is how terrible 2016 was. Between international wars, humanitarian crises, shocking political events, deaths of pop culture icons, natural disasters, and disgusting displays of unnecessary violence, sometimes it seems like the tragedies will never end. One might actually believe that 2016 was “a year from …

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Alicante, Spain: Mountains, Markets, and the Mediterranean

I dedicate this entry to the beautiful city of Alicante, Spain. I've decided to keep this post mainly picture-oriented, since many of the points I made in my last article about Spain mention the overall highlights of Spanish, which also appeared in Alicante. But I found this coastal city so unique, interesting, and overwhelmingly gorgeous, …

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Exploring Scotland

People need to appreciate Scotland more. Europe is so packed with different cultures and geographies that more popular destinations tend to overshadow some amazing parts of the continent. Though Edinburgh is a relatively well-known city, London and Dublin often steal the spotlight when people consider traveling to the British Isles. Also, while the Alps are …

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Brussels, Belgium: For Anyone Who Loves Chocolate, Museums, and Architecture

All I need right now is vegetables and a horizontal bed, because I just spent the weekend in Brussels, Belgium. This statement may not make any sense yet, but after I briefly summarize the highlights of this trip you will understand my needs. The initial discomfort and exhaustion that accompanied taking a cheap, overnight bus …

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