Top 6 Reasons to Study Abroad on the Gold Coast

I’m currently 50 days into my semester abroad at Bond University on the Gold Coast of Australia. I’ve fallen in love with cities and beaches and the way of life. When people think of culture, it’s usually Europe and Asia that come to mind: the architecture, history, and foreign language. I traveled Europe in my teen years and it has endless opportunities and staggering beauty, but by choosing to start my adventure down under, I’ve been able to experience a beautiful culture on the opposite side of the planet that’s changed my life. (more…)

Adventures from my Study Abroad Trip in Europe

silkeblogI’m pretty sure most of my Facebook contacts are sick of hearing how much I loved Europe. You see, I just came back this January from my study abroad trip in Europe to the wonderful city of Bradford. I attended the University of Bradford in England for one semester (September- January), and it was an unexpected life changing experience. I made amazing friends who are now a big part of my life and met an amazing guy who pretty much knows me better than I do. Lucky me, huh? (more…)

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My Ultimate Travel Playlist

airplane-US_juan-mayenThis was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do – how do you successfully pare down an expansive library of music into a bite size sampling of travel tunes?  Here’s the result – I tried to include a little bit of everything in the hopes that everyone would be able to find at least one song they enjoyed.  All of these songs and artists are played at least once while I am traveling – whether it’s by car, train, plane, or boat.  Enjoy! (more…)

10 Things American Students Encounter in the UK

Studying abroad in another country is unlike any other experience you will ever have. You will encounter things you never had to on a daily basis. From interesting everyday language to decode, to stares you get when people hear your American accent, some things will confuse you and not make sense. Then you’ll realize one day when you’re back home from studying abroad that you said “ta for the biscuits” like a proper Northerner instead of “thanks for the cookies” and will finally be comfortable with things that made absolutely no sense at the beginning of your adventures. Here are 10 things that you will encounter and learn to deal with as you become a Britisher yourself (as told by my favorite band, The Beatles)! (more…)

Top 6 Romantic Getaways to Celebrate on Valentine’s Day

February is known to be the love month. For couples, it is one of the most awaited celebrations of the year. Valentine’s day is the best day for couples to celebrate love in a very special way.

Couples usually express their love for each other during the love month by exchanging gifts, sending flowers or having a fancy dinner date. But, you can make it extraordinary by spending it on a romantic getaway during Valentine’s day. (more…)