Exploring Marrakech

Koutoubia Minar, Exploring Marrakech

Menara Gardens & Koutoubia Minaret Marrakech is best known for its labyrinth of markets, but there’s SO much more to do here than shop! When exploring Marrakech this summer, my first stop was the Menara Gardens. There’s a big (artificial) lake, a pavilion, and some small gardens to stroll through. If you go in the … Read moreExploring Marrakech

How to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen

How to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen

To be honest, I didn’t actually want to go to Chefchaouen. It’s one of the most touristy places in all of Morocco, and this is further exacerbated by the town’s small size. In the evening, walking through the main streets or plaza is physically challenging because there are SO many tourists! I avoid such places … Read moreHow to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen

CLS in Tangier, Morocco: Part 1

CLS in Tangier's old medina

Merhaba from Morocco! As some of you may know, I was recently awarded a highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship to spend the summer in Morocco – for free! After an amazing first two weeks, I want to give an update on my experiences with CLS in Tangier. What is CLS? The Critical Language Scholarship is … Read moreCLS in Tangier, Morocco: Part 1

The Day I Was Deported from the EU, on a Boat, to Morocco

Travel Apps, Morocco

         “¡Por el amor de Dios!” I mutter as I sprint barefoot across the scorching white sand. I sigh with relief as my feet reach the water. Even the sea here is warm, but it’s the only escape from the oppressive heat of July in southern Spain. I frolic through the waves (the way only … Read moreThe Day I Was Deported from the EU, on a Boat, to Morocco

Best Restaurants in Antigua

Cerro San Cristobal Best Restaurants in Antigua

My favorite thing to do in Antigua was honestly just eating. In fact, I think I spent more time eating food than doing anything else when I lived there. So in those three months, it’s safe to say that I tried almost every restaurant down to the last food truck! The funny thing about living … Read moreBest Restaurants in Antigua

Applying for an Internship Abroad

Applying for an Internship Abroad As you may have seen in my latest Instagram post, I was just awarded a fully funded internship abroad in a country of my choice during the Summer of 2020! I have received this incredible opportunity through the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies in the Liberal Arts (CISLA), and I am … Read moreApplying for an Internship Abroad

How to Score Cheap Flights

College is both the easiest and the hardest time in your life to travel. On the one hand, you have plenty of vacations and breaks built into your schedule, without having to request time off from your boss. On the other hand, college drains your bank account like nothing else. But if travel is a … Read moreHow to Score Cheap Flights

Visiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala

Travel Apps, Guatemala

Planning a trip to Guatemala? Make sure to allow time for visiting Tikal, the best Mayan ruins in the country! Read on to learn about my experience and tips for visiting this incredible national park.   Day 1: Visiting Tikal Our much-anticipated excursion to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal had a rocky start. Due … Read moreVisiting Tikal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Guatemala