Cities in the United States are pretty standard. You always have a Main Street, or a Martin Luther King Jr Drive. In each city there is also something very unique and special. For instance San Francisco has their sourdough bread, Chicago their deep dish pizza, and New York, well they have just about anything. Last week I went to the magical wonder that is Seattle. Upon first sight the city is nestled around trees, mountains and water. The sound has water that is so blue you wonder if there is anything more blue. Unlike most port cities or coastal cities I have visited in the past, Seattle doesn’t smell like…
Imagine if you will for one moment a spot in the world that is not like anything you have ever seen in real life. Street vendors line the streets sharing foods they grew up on. The air is thick with pickling fragrances and grilling meats. Mixed in with a savory sweet smell that can only come from something made with sugar. I know you can find street foods practically anywhere, but that doesn’t mean they are any less special. Now, for another moment wonder where on earth this could be. Well, quite literally this could be anywhere in Europe. But in my mind right now, I am talking about Warsaw,…
What do you do for a girl who just finished a program that was both challenging and rewarding? Well, you take her on a road trip. Well, technically you would take her to Europe, but since that is a small fortune this time of year, you take her to another country more within her reach. And since she really wants to go to Vancouver, well then you take the girl to Canada.
My favorite holiday has changed over the years. It used to be Easter, but now I am really loving Christmas. If I think about it, for me it makes sense. Considering that I hate summer, and LOVE LOVE winter. Having grown up in America all I know is American traditions for Christmas. (Despite my mom being from France.) However, as I got older I realized that she did incorporate some French traditions. They may seem kind of silly to us in the US but trust me they are sweet and you may want to follow them!
If you are anything like me, when you travel you want to remember EVERYTHING. Taking pictures don’t really “tell” the story of your adventures the way a journal can. Some of my friends will send themselves postcards as keep sakes or to get something fun in the mail. I enjoy that idea but when it comes to my journal I do a little more.
I know that I talk A LOT about where you should go in Europe or just how fabulous Europe is. However, I also know that not everyone is interested or can afford to go to Europe. But like me, you still want to travel. There are plenty of places in the United States that you should and I mean you really should visit. And what places are that, you ask? Well, I will tell you.
My favorite trip of all time would have to be Europe, Germany to be more specific. Though I would not feel right if I did not mention that France was my favorite country. My family and I pushed through the ten hour flight to Frankfurt to spend the most amazing Christmas in the Fatherland. Groggy and jet lagged we instantly took in the German air and smiled so big we could have brought the sun out.(Which did come out for an instant, coincidental brought out lake goers despite the 40 degree temp!
The worst most anxious time of my life is always when I’m traveling. It is uncomfortable, scary and downright puts me in a bad mood. I really get in touch with my hatred of people and crowds while traveling. But there are ways that I deal with this, to better my traveling experience and to keep the peace with others. Cause let’s face it, everyone is stressed, nervous and anxious when they are traveling, too.