SUMMER IN SPAIN: CARTAGENA + SEVILLE

Following our stay in Barcelona and Valencia (check out Part 1 of this trip here) we headed to Cartagena. We’d picked Cartagena because it was on the coast and not a tourist hot spot. The latter was definitely true; there was a lack of hostels and Air BnBs, and the three or so hotels in town functioned… Continue reading SUMMER IN SPAIN: CARTAGENA + SEVILLE

SUMMER IN SPAIN: BARCELONA + VALENCIA

Planned by some and booked last minute by others, Barcelona – and later the south of Spain – became the destination for a post-exam, pre-graduation trip. Never have I been so content to embrace the liberty that comes with doing limited research: waking up each morning with a flexible schedule to explore whatever comes your… Continue reading SUMMER IN SPAIN: BARCELONA + VALENCIA

WEEKEND IN STOCKHOLM

With the undeniable realization that fall is now upon us, I am longingly reminiscing about those final summer days and the weekend trip I made to Stockholm before returning to university. Although it was September we were still enjoying gorgeously blue skies and strolling around the city in 25-degree heat. I had a fantastic friend… Continue reading WEEKEND IN STOCKHOLM

TRAVEL DIARIES: UBUD & AROUND

Many of the travelers I met along the way in Indonesia considered Ubud to be their favorite place, praising the abundance of culture and the hospitality of their homestay hosts. After having visited myself I can certainly see the appeal. Ubud has that laid-back feeling arising from its large yoga community; it has streets lined… Continue reading TRAVEL DIARIES: UBUD & AROUND

INDONESIA: FAVORITE BEACH SPOTS

My way of saying goodbye to Asia after having spent nine remarkable months there involved jetting off on one final trip – to Indonesia. Not surprisingly, my first stop was Bali. For months I had been drooling over various Instagram feeds, scrolling through pictures of gorgeous beaches, vegan cafés and yoga poses. In addition to… Continue reading INDONESIA: FAVORITE BEACH SPOTS