Standing in the Center of Spain

I stood on the center of Spain, smiling. I pictured myself on a map, at the zero kilometer mark, this is so cool. I was in Madrid, Spain, visiting for a few days in March. Street performers were everywhere, spray painted, dressed up in odd attire, showing off their skills in hopes for some profit.…

The Actual Commute From Hell

I am no stranger to long, torturous commutes- I live next to NYC. So when I had four hours to kill commuting to Gatwick Airport in London, which was only an hour away, I was excited. It was going to be easy. Wrong. It was not fun, or easy, or exciting… I was staying with…

Captured Curiosity in Berlin

My first time traveling solo was in Berlin. Although it wasn’t for more than 15 hours (my friend had to take a later flight than me) it was still a very unique experience, and one that made me decide I want to travel solo again in the near future.  I wasn’t scared. I was excited.…

I’ve Got an Adventurous Plate on My Hands

It could have been bull testicle, warthog meat or some sort of weird fish, but I tried not to think about it before biting into it. The menu called it Pipis. It was actually delicious, and I later found out it was something like chicken liver. My friends and I were in Lisbon, Portugal, at an obscure restaurant…

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

Rain. That was what it did the whole time I was in Bergen, Norway, for two days. But it was beautiful rain. It chilled you to your bone, soaked your feet, and turned the town a shade of gray. I’m sure it would have been beautiful if it was sunny, but when the clouds obscured…

Love at First Heist

I stole a boat. Yup, right out of the water, during my 2014 spring semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. Why? We were drunk. Okay, we didn’t technically steal it, it was already floating in the water, unchained, very far away from where it was supposed to be. And it wasn’t technically a boat, but more of…