La Parisienne, No. 5: Paris Photo Diary

While I claim to be a writer and therefore am well aware of the value and power of words, I’m going to make words sit this one out. I think the best way to share my Parisian experience in all its splendor is to allow you to see it the way I saw it: inContinue reading “La Parisienne, No. 5: Paris Photo Diary”

La Parisienne, No. 4: Au Revoir

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:

La Parisienne, No. 3: Reflections from Halfway

I wrote this after 2 of my 4 months in Paris. I think it’s worth sharing. …..     …..     ….. When I first arrived in Paris, I had no idea what the study abroad experience would bring. To be quite honest, I didn’t even have time to think about it! I hadContinue reading “La Parisienne, No. 3: Reflections from Halfway”

The 5 Coolest Things I Did During a Weekend in London

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 coolestContinue reading “The 5 Coolest Things I Did During a Weekend in London”

A Day in Fountainbleau, France

35 miles southwest of Paris lies the town of Fountainbleau, home to the Palace of Fountainbleau, an enormous 13th Century château which was once the home of the French monarchs. Not only are the château and its gardens breathtaking, the town of Fountainbleau itself is amazing! It really embodies that famous “old France” feeling. IContinue reading “A Day in Fountainbleau, France”

La Parisienne, No. 2: Paris is a Lady

Hello friends, and welcome back to my sorta ironic, sorta sarcastic, sorta interesting travel-diary-slash-travel-newsletter. Here, in the La Parisienne series, you will be able to read about all the cool things I’ve been doing, as well as all the ridiculous things that happen to me along the way. In this edition, I fill in some of theContinue reading “La Parisienne, No. 2: Paris is a Lady”

La Parisienne, No. 1: Travel Troubles

I did it. I made it to Paris. Which, given the last 24 hours of my life, is quite a feat. Here’s the rundown: After a LOT of waiting in the San Francisco airport, I finally got on my flight. Frazzled and overwhelmed by the fact that in an American airport all the announcements areContinue reading “La Parisienne, No. 1: Travel Troubles”

Summer in Sunriver, Oregon

Oh, summer. How lovely you are, especially when spent in Central Oregon, which just so happens to be one of my favorite places. Here’s why: Amazing weather, clear blue skies, a sparkling river, miles of bike trails, great restaurants, and, in my case, family! For sixteen years now, my whole family has met up inContinue reading “Summer in Sunriver, Oregon”

A Weekender’s Guide to Santa Barbara

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 yearContinue reading “A Weekender’s Guide to Santa Barbara”

10 Reasons I Love Santa Barbara

I have been living in Santa Barbara for a little over three years now, on and off, and that is certainly enough time to have done a good deal of exploring. And in that time, I have pretty much concluded that Santa Barbara is the greatest city ever. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s ten reasonsContinue reading “10 Reasons I Love Santa Barbara”