Paris – Day 3

Hypothesis: You can do Paris’s major attractions all in one day. Results: Possibly yes. Paris Day 3 was a whirlwind of a day with the Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, a Macaron Class, the Musee de l’Orangerie, and the Louvre back to back to back. 8:00AM – 8:30AM | Notre Dame de Paris There are a…

Paris – Day 2

THERE IS SO MUCH I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT TODAY THAT I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN! Let’s start with an overview of the schedule (navigate to specific events by clicking the links!) 9:00AM – 9:45AM: Breakfast at a cute cafe 10:00AM – 12:50PM: Sandeman walking tour 1:00PM – 1:30PM: Laduree Macarons 1:30PM…

Paris – Day 1 – Arrival

Touch down in Paris! I’m so jittery and excited to get off the plane that I keep fussing with my duffle bag to distract myself. Paris has only been my dream city to visit since I saw Madeline when I was like 7. Breathe, I tell myself, no big deal, there’s not rush, don’t want to…

Spring Break!

Hello all! This post will be short because in T-30 minutes I’m flying out to PARIS! (only like my dream destination since I was like 7 and saw Madeline for the first time, nbd, but actually a big deal, because low-key or high-key freaking out) So very very briefly, in the next couple weeks I’ll be…

Southport

Trip Overview: Liverpool Cathedral | Southport Pier | Pudding and Pie | Southport Beach | Liverpool Shopping | Train to Edinburgh Gerrard waltzed into our bedroom and plopped herself onto our bed. She made herself comfortable, laying down and stretching out next to Annie and I. She looked at me, then at Annie, and with…

Liverpool

Trip Overview: Getting there |  Liverpool Cathedral & Chinatown | Lunch @ Ropewalks – Soul of Liverpool  |  Albert Docks  |  Tate Liverpool  | Dinner – Crust pizza |  Getting there: We had a 8:10AM train from Manchester to Liverpool. I would love to say we (Annie, Billy, and I) popped right out of bed refreshed…

Manchester

Trip Overview |  The Museum of Science and Industry  |  Downtown Manchester & Church’s Street – Northern Soul  |  Afflecks & Ginger’s  |  Manchester Nightlife | Study Abroad Reflections *Tip clicking on the keywords above will take you to that section in this post We started off the trip with a 6:15 AM train from Edinburgh, Waverly…

Loch Ness minus the monster 

Picture this. It’s 6am.  You wake up – still feeling the Guinness from yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration – dig around for clothes that can strategically withstand the coldest and the warmest of Scotland (which is still not that warm), throw some essentials into a backpack (trail mix, fruit, a book, and keys -in case…

The day you realize…you don’t own anything green 🍀 

St. Patrick’s day is upon us! And I wasn’t sure what to make of it… Do people celebrate that here? What do they do? Is there a right or wrong way to celebrate? What do we do in America? The majority of people in Edinburgh seem to view St. Patrick’s day as a day to…

four and a half cocktails + a shot

also known as: Celebrating  Turning 21 in Scotland Part 2 A Review of Three Cocktail Bars As much as I enjoyed my classy birthday spending time with my parents and eating at fancy restaurants that give free Prosecco, I also wanted to celebrate my super-legal-ness in the more traditional (but not unclassy, of course) way –…

Becoming Super-Legal

also known as: Celebrating Turning 21 in Scotland Part 1 Showing My Parents Around Edinburgh Exploring Leith What a lucky coincidence that my birthday falls on spring break (back in Texas)! My parents + Zander came to the UK to celebrate my birthday and for vacation in London (seriously, my favorite city on earth). I wanted to…

The Lake District

was just what I needed after my “hardest week yet.” The Lake District is a common weekend vacation spot in the UK and if being on the lake and in nature doesn’t capture your heart, the town and dogs will. As all retreat-like getaways, the Lake District is far, like 2.5 hour drive far, like…