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…

Travel Writing Tips from Across the Atlantic

By Taryn Balchunas Taryn and Chetwynd on her 21st birthday. A Boston native with a familiar accent for Emerson students studying abroad in the Netherlands, Richard Chetwynd is a writing professor currently teaching at Kasteel Well for the spring semester of 2012.  Even if he considers himself more of a poet, he is teaching Fiction…

When In Bruges

by Elizabeth Venere When a group of twelve castle students set off for Bruges, Belgium on their first week of travel break, many of them were nervous about how the weekend would progress. Would they make their train transfers? Would the hostel be nice (or at least clean)? Would they learn to find their way…

Castle Correspondents: Ponderings and Preparations

Our Castle Correspondents, Elizabeth Venere and Jamie Loftus are both nervous and excited about their departure to Kasteel Well on September 15th. Read what’s going through their heads and what they are doing to prepare both physically and mentally below.