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

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

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

Climbing Volcán de Agua

Planning on climbing Volcán de Agua in Guatemala? Read on to learn about my experience doing this challenging but rewarding hike!   About Volcán de Agua Volcán de Agua, or “Volcano of Water” in English, got its name in 1541 when a huge rainstorm filled the crater at the top of the mountain. The crater … Read moreClimbing Volcán de Agua

Monterrico: The Best Beach in Guatemala

Want to visit a beach during your trip to Guatemala? Read on about my experiences in Monterrico, arguably the best beach in Guatemala! This beach is just a 2-hour drive from Antigua, not very touristy, and has beautiful black, volcanic sand! Day 1 at the Best Beach in Guatemala! We left at 6:00 am this … Read moreMonterrico: The Best Beach in Guatemala

Traveling to Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Semuc Champey Photo

Looking for travel tips and inspiration for your next trip to Guatemala? Or simply want a fun, travel-themed read? Here’s an excerpt from my travel journal about traveling to Semuc Champey, Guatemala. Day 1 of Semuc Champey Trip During our 8-hour drive to Semuc Champey, we stopped for lunch at Biotopo del Quetzal. This is … Read moreTraveling to Semuc Champey, Guatemala