Still looking for summer travel plans? Head on over abroad for a summer in Europe! It seems that everyone wants to experience living abroad for a while, so why not go for the summer? Get some friends, your family, or if you’re brave enough, take on the adventure solo! I’ve compiled a list of my… Read More
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After spending a very sketchy night in a Paris hostel and a short morning of train travel I arrived in Brugge, Belgium. This little city is probably one of my favorites thus far. It is small and homey and the Belgians are the most uncomplicated of people. They say what they mean and they mean what they say… Read More
We talk a lot about travel and how important it is. You might say that we’re enthusiasts. It’s our business and it’s what we love. We believe that traveling can change people and that those changes are almost always positive. It’s a unique way to grow as a person and your time in college is… Read More
When anyone mentions Liverpool, the common man may simply think of the popular Football/Soccer team. However, when I hear I think of the musical acts that came out of that blue-collar city and paved the way for musicians for generations to come. Liverpool is most famously known for being the birthplace of The Beatles. Yet, Liverpool is the hometown of groups from the 60’s such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, new wave group from the 80’s A Flock of Seagulls, and 90’s pop sensations BBMak, as well as a range of solo artists ranging from Cilla Black to Elvis Costello. Liverpool is truly the epicenter for musical talent. So much in fact, that in the 60’s, the sound that came out of Liverpool was known as the “Mersey Beat” (Liverpool resides along the River Mersey). Clearly, if you’re a musical nerd like me, Liverpool is a city that you need to visit! I was going to write another blog that outlined my journey through Liverpool, but my heart was set on doing anything that involved The Beatles with the very little amount of time I had to explore the city. However, there is so much to do in Liverpool. Here at 5 things to do in this city that is boasting with culture! Read More
I think Wales is severely underrated. Many travelers seem to skip over Wales on their trip throughout the UK, straight from London to Dublin. However, this is one gem that should not be skipped over! I took a weekend trip to this great country with my favorite group, International Friends, and it was such a memorable trip. The group trip went throughout medieval towns with some of the oldest structures in the country, to the mountains and the ports of the most breathtaking views in all of the UK.
On the first day of the tour, we stopped in the medieval town of Chester which is settled on the River Dee on the border of England and Wales. History is truly alive and well in this city and all you have to do is look at the Tudor-style architecture to know that it’s a fact. This city has seen is it all over its 2,000 year history. From the Roman remains of the Roman Gardens with the bases of columns still apparent, to the crumbled church of St. John the Baptist which has been in the same spot for more than 900 years. Both spots were my favorite in the town. I’m a huge history buff, and I was overwhelmed with how much one city has endured, and how much is still visible to our modern eyes. It leaves much to the imagination; What did the town look like in its Roman Glory? Is it possible to close your eyes while sitting amongst the ruins of the church and feel the energy of the congregation of years past? Well, the answer is in you! Fun Fact: Chester has the second most photographed clock in the UK! Move over Big Ben! The clock tower was erected in 1897 in honor of Queen Victoria. Read More
Imagine yourself stretched out on a beautiful beach somewhere, a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. The sun is shining, the ocean breeze is blowing, and the people are splashing and laughing. Life is good. If this sounds like your #happyplace, then look no further: lather on that SPF 30 sunscreen and grab your swimsuit and sunglasses, because here are some of the best waterfront destinations around the world.
Once in your lifetime, you will encounter a place that perfectly embodies who you are, a place as vibrant and diverse as you. This is your #happyplace, and for me, my #happyplace is located in the beautiful city of Guangzhou, China. Perhaps I’m biased, since Guangzhou is also my hometown and the place where I lived until I was four, but the reasons why I love this city so much have very little to do with nostalgia and much to do with the unforgettable cultural experiences I’ve been lucky enough to take part in. If you’ve never heard of Guangzhou, that’s perfectly natural; although it’s the third-largest city in China, it’s mostly eschewed the overseas fame that cities like Beijing and Shanghai have embraced. For that reason, I find Guangzhou to be the perfect blend of east and west, a city rooted in tradition but on the cusp of the future. Let me introduce you to my #happyplace.
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