La Parisienne, No. 4: Au Revoir

College, Travel

Well, folks, the adventure has come to a close. I’ve been back home in California for one month. What an adventure it was.

There is so much to say that I almost don’t know what to say.

I guess I’ll begin by talking about some of my favorite things about Paris:

The 5 Coolest Things I Did During a Weekend in London

Travel

Oh, London. What fun you were. Back in September, I took a lil’ trip across the pond from Paris to London to visit a friend studying abroad there. While I was only there for less than three days, I was still able to do some really fun things! Keep reading to see the five coolest experiences of my brief trip to London!

A Weekender’s Guide to Santa Barbara

Travel

I’m just going to get straight to the point: Santa Barbara is basically the coolest place in the state of California. Need convincing? Check out my post 10 Reasons to Love Santa Barbara!

I am so fortunate to call this place home for my time in college, and over the course of my freshman year I have gotten to experience so much of this amazing city! So, I felt compelled to share with you some of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

I’ve put together a weekend-long travel itinerary with a little bit of everything: nature, good food, beach, shopping, landmarks. With that being said, I hope you can someday enjoy this place just as I have!

Truth Talk: Being a Christian at a Large Public University

College, Faith

Alright. Truth talk.

Staying strong in your faith in college is hard. Staying strong in your faith at a large, public college is harder. Staying strong in your faith at a large, public college known for its reputation as a party school is, as you can imagine, a bit of a challenge. I’m not going to lie, it is really frickin’ hard sometimes.

Now, I’m not off in skimpy clothes raging every weekend. Or any weekend, actually. And because I’m not, it’s easy to feel like I stick out like a sore thumb here. It is far too easy to fall into the trap of believing that being different makes me weird.