Video: A Glimpse of London

On my recent visit to London, for the first time on any of my trips I tried my hand at a little travel filming. With the footage I recorded of different famous sites I visited, such as Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross Station, and Big Ben, the video captures some cool moments of what life is like in the big city. I filmed …

London: Coming Full Circle In My Travels

As we began to descend in preparation for landing, seats in the upright position and tray tables stowed, I started to fidget nervously in my seat. The roller-coaster flight pattern the plane was now flying in didn’t help to settle my stomach, but the bulk of my anxiousness came from the fact that I was returning to a place I hadn’t been to in over 12 …

My 24-Hour Trip From Hell

I knew there was a problem when we first walked into the airport. My boyfriend and I had arrived at 5 o’clock in the morning, 2 hours and 20 minutes early like good little travelers, ready for our Vigo-Madrid-Chicago flight. We had purchased the tickets more than 6 months earlier, and I was more than ready (a.k.a homesick) to get back and visit my family in southern Indiana. We …

A Delicious Two-Year Anniversary

Today marks two years since I met my boyfriend and partner in crime, Dani, while visiting a friend in Noia, Spain. If you follow my blog then you probably read the article I posted awhile back about that night and how this small town in Galicia became my home, but if not, give it a read. As you’re most likely already aware, today is also Valentine’s Day—I know, …

Carnaval Shenanigans 2016

This past weekend was my second time attending the Carnaval shenanigans here in Spain, and I have to say, this year was even better than the last! Carnaval, or Mardi Gras in the U.S., is a huge street fair celebrated annually in predominantly Catholic countries around the world, especially in southern Europe and Brazil. It marks the beginning of the Catholic Lent season and is the last …