Highlights of Interlaken, Switzerland

This weekend, I finally got to venture beyond the Italian border and work as a tour guide in Switzerland. Aside from dealing with long overnight buses, the responsibility of helping students plan their weekend, and gloomy, inclement weather, I had an unforgettable weekend in Switzerland's Adventure Capital. The highlights of my trip to Interlaken are …

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Riga, Latvia: Discovering Hope in the Bleakness of Winter

Originally published on In The Know Traveler It’s an icy January morning. I’ve just stumbled out of Riga International Airport after a 6AM flight, and I’m trudging through the exhaust-stained slush on my way to the bus station. Which is worse, the dry burn in my throat from the cold I developed overnight or the harsh …

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Conquering England’s Lake District

This weekend I hiked in the Lake District. In other words, I murdered my muscles, froze my body, endangered my life a few times, tested my limits, and gained an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I will recap this adventure in narrative form, so read on for the story of 20 study abroad students and two …

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Beautiful Barcelona

Highlights from Barcelona, the sunny, vibrant coastal Spanish city. I named this post 'Beautiful Barcelona' because I cannot stress enough how amazingly beautiful this city was. The weather, the nightlife, the architecture, the food; literally everything was beautiful in both the tangible and intangible sense. First of all, the weather was surprisingly gorgeous for the …

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