Self Discoveries at the Berlin Wall

I had always imagined that the Berlin Wall would be full of graffiti; however, to use such a term to describe the true art work that stood before me would have been an understatement. I could not help but become entranced by the beautiful illustrations as I moved from one mural to the next. Each…

Homesickness Abroad

I’m from Rhode Island, so when I was starting the first few months of my freshman year at Emerson College, I was lucky enough to only be an hour bus ride away from home. In addition to the ease of the short distance and convenient transportation, I also spent my first couple of months at…

Antwerp In A Day

photo by Julia Domenicucci Belgium is a popular weekend destination for castle dwellers, and rightly so. Full of great food, beer, architecture, and artwork, there really is something to suite all tastes. Inspired by movies and word of mouth, many choose to visit the small city of Bruges or the capital, Brussels. This puts Antwerp…

A Slip-Up in Stockholm

My eyes quickly scanned the menu of Max Burgers, a Swedish fast food chain similar to McDonald’s. In fact, there was a giant McDonald’s just across the street that boasted 250 seats, but (in the interest of trying more “authentic” Swedish food during our weekend trip to Stockholm) my two friends and I opted for…

Ten Tips For Surviving Suburban Summer

by Rebecca Isenhart Photo via umd.edu At the end of the school year, I pack up and head home to my suburban hometown in upstate New York. After months of jogging along the Esplanade, grabbing sushi and bubble tea in Chinatown, and window shopping on Newbury Street, it’s always a shock when my family winds…

Carnival Food Found In An Unlikely Place

by Elizabeth Nash Photo by Elizabeth Nash Budapest: March 22-25             You know how you go to the fairgrounds in the summer to find the very best fried dough? What if I told you that there was another place where you could sink your teeth into the juiciest corn on the cob and biggest elephant…

Falling Slowly In Dublin

by Taryn Balchunas Taryn performing with Derek O’Hara. Photo by Taryn Balchunas.          Like most of my trips throughout Europe this semester, I went to Ireland one weekend not knowing what to expect. I traveled in a group of ten people and did not plan ahead what I wanted to do each…

Belgium: A Country of Heavenly Sin

By Elizabeth Nash Photo by Elizabeth Nash If Heaven is a place on Earth, Belgium is the capital.  Stepping out of the frigid wind and into one of Brussels’ many candy shops, you are immediately overcome with the deeply sweet smell of melted chocolate.  From inside the glass display cases, a warm glow illuminates the…

Tasting Porto

by Taryn Balchunas Photo by Taryn Balchunas     My sister and I make the obligatory trip to one of Portugal’s best wineries on our weekend vacation to Porto, Portugal.  Recommended to us by the owners of our hostel, Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman winery offers free wine tours for a specific reason: they are located at…

La Dame De Fer

by Taryn Balchunas Photo courtesy of Taryn Balchunas   Although the origin of Paris’s nickname, “The City of Love,” is unclear, one can speculate why people are mesmerized by the city’s beauty. Maybe the people one travels with or the rich history and architecture make the city so enchanting. People come to Paris, France in…