Tag Archives: travel

Overseas Study: the preparation checklist

In childhood, I saw the world without even leaving my little hometown in the heart of Ohio. My mom’s work with international students and delegates visiting our area surrounded me with exchange students and Fulbright scholars who had packed their suitcases to the point of bursting and left home to enrich their educations with an […]

London Calling: Planning the Trip!

First of all, a quick update on my progress on the London reading list. So far, I have read the pieces from Samuel Pepys’ diary, The Old Curiosity Shop, and three and a half of my four Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Curiosity Shop was excellent, of course. The London of Little Nell and Mr. […]

Reading my way to London

London. If words be made of breath, and breath of life, then there was never another city given with more words and life than London. In the world of English literature, all roads lead to London. And now, this Anglophile bookworm’s road is leading there too! This summer my mom and I will be spending […]

“Adult-ing”: the art of growing up in college

While I was home over spring break, I asked a friend I graduated with how his first year of college was going. He said that it was going well and added offhandedly that he had been “adult-ing”. In a strange way, that “word” (I have no squabble with indictionaring it) seems to capture the transition […]

A Hazy Shade of Winter: Williamsburg Photo Excursion

Today I was finally able to go on a Williamsburg photo excursion with my real camera, instead of my phone. It was an unseasonably warm day, especially for a Northern like me, so the campus and the town were abuzz with people out for some fresh air. On such days you can walk alongside the […]

Scotland or Bust: a Few Airfare Tips

I’m going to Scotland! And there is a good chance that, if you are reading this, you are going too! Isn’t that exciting? Well, now we just need to figure out how to get there. Over Christmas break, I did a lot of research to determine what would be the most cost effective way for […]