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Month: October 2016

7 Tips for Staying with a Host Family

7 Tips for Staying with a Host Family

This year has truly been an amazing adventure. In a span of three months, I had been with five different host families. Each host family was different in size, but each special and unique in their own way. I have found something I have loved about each of them and something to miss about them all. After having left each host family, I can look back on my experience with happiness. After being in different homes with different families, I…

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Summer Festivals in Germany

Summer Festivals in Germany

Arriving to Germany felt like I had arrived home. Germany had always been one of my favorite countries in the world, especially the Bavarian area. My first visit to this amazing country was back in 2008, when I was twelve and since then I had been in awe of the place. I had been back two more times after that and this was going to be my fourth time. Each time I go to Germany with my family, we always…

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How to Live Your Dream Life!

How to Live Your Dream Life!

Ever since I was young, I’ve had dreams of traveling and becoming a writer. Now, years later, I’ve been traveling the world and writing about it in this blog! In the past year I’ve gone from feeling like a total failure because I failed a full semester of classes in college, to altogether leaving school and following my dreams. This past year I have learned that it’s okay to not have my whole life planned out, because things change and…

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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Coast

A Quick Guide to the Spanish Coast

  Ah Espania! Home of flamenco dancing, soccer teams, sangria and romantic Latin language. Spain has many major cities; its capitol Madrid has a population of about 3.3 million people while Barcelona is right on the coast with a population of approximately 1.7 million people. I have been traveling to Barcelona on cruises for years. Each time I would stay in the same areas and I wouldn’t venture off to see more of what Spain really has to offer. Except…

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Around the World in 8 Young Adult Novels

Around the World in 8 Young Adult Novels

J.K Rowling once wrote “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” I believe that too. Reading has always been an escape for my mind if I had to stay put somewhere. Now with my current job I have become a very avid reader which I love. One of my favorite kinds of genre is Young Adult (YA) probably because I’m close to the age the characters are themselves and I find that I…

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Bike Riding In London

Bike Riding In London

London is one of the most popular cities in the world, with a population of 8.7 million people; it’s an American’s dream city when traveling abroad. Although I had an amazing few days there, in a few months I would come back to London for one of the toughest days of my life. But that is a blog for another day and today’s blog is about the stunning day I had in London. The recent cruise I had been on,…

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10 Tips For 18-20 Year Old Cruisers

10 Tips For 18-20 Year Old Cruisers

I’ve been traveling since I was 8 years old on all types of cruises and cruise lines. I had always been involved in the cruise line’s children and teen programs, where kids and teens could hang out and do activities with people their own age. The children programs typically end at 11 years old and the teen programs are from ages 12-17. After this there isn’t anything really planned for people between the ages of 18-20. Two years ago, I…

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Kayaking In St. Maarten

Kayaking In St. Maarten

The sun was resting almost directly above us and my body was drenched in salty ocean water. My arms were sore from paddling against a current for what seemed like over an hour. But I stared in awe at the beautiful St. Maarten view that consisted of tropical mountains, sandy beaches and clear blue water. I was in the middle of the ocean kayaking with my sister Kimberly and my new found English friend John* who insisted that we’d be…

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