Barcelona Travel Guide

Spain is a country that holds such a special place in my heart.  I had been to Barcelona before, but just for a quick weekend getaway, so having more time there really made me fall in love with this city.

If you’re wondering what to do, eat, and see in this lively city, then keep on reading!

xoxo,

Ashley

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Paris Travel Tips

The city of Love can be pretty intimidating your first time- so much good food, so many people, and the sinking feeling that you’re not making the most of your time. Here’s a list of the time Codie and I had in Paris- where we stayed, what we did, and most importantly, where we ate. A lot of these places need no explanation because it’s PARIS, so if you’re looking for good Paris travel tips, and where to go to make homemade macarons, just keep reading.

 

xoxo,

Ashley

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Budget-Friendly Travel Tips

Wow, long time no blog.  With school and work, somehow this passion got away from me.  But I’m back and ready to share some more travel tips!

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A Parisian Getaway

It’s been well over a month since I’ve been back now, and every day I think about how much my semester abroad changed my life.  Before, I was a traveler, taking in the sights and the experiences and creating memories.  Now I’ve become a storyteller, relaying my experiences through words and photos.  While it’s good to be home, I miss being a traveler, I miss collecting European memories!

One of the most eventful trips- Paris. The one that stole my heart more than I believed it would.  Here’s the story-

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Exploring Málaga

Málaga in November? I should have brought my bathing suit honestly, because Málaga is beautiful all year round.  After 3 months of living in Granada, I’d spent a lot of time in Málaga’s bus station and airport, but I’d never taken the time to visit the city itself.  And wow am I glad I did.  Here are some pictures from the day trip Maggie and I took to Málaga.

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Luck of the Irish

Well, I’m finally settled back at home, but that doesn’t mean I’m done talking about all my adventures!  I’ve still got lots of pretty pictures to share, as well as stories to tell, so this blog isn’t dying out quite yet…

At the end of November, Sydney and I took a weekend trip to Dublin, and it quickly become one of my favorite cities. I absolutely loved Ireland! The people were so friendly, and even though it was freezing, it was absolutely beautiful.  We went on a Paddywagon Tour, which was delightful, and here are some pictures from the places we saw!

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What to Know if You’re Studying Abroad in Granada: My Goodbye Blog

 

Today I packed up my room. Today I walked down Calle San Anton and Recogidas and Puentezuelas for the last time.  Today I said goodbye to the city that’s become my home.

I’ve been reflecting back on how much of a whirlwind this semester really was.  I’ve seen so much, I’ve done so much, and most importantly, I’ve learned so much.  I’ve learned so much about myself and who I want to be and how I can handle situations on my own and in foreign countries and without being able to speak the native language, and those are skills you can only acquire by traveling for an extended period of time.

That being said, I want to share these things I’ve learned with people who are not only going to study in Granada, but visit Granada in general.  I think these are all some pretty good tips for someone planning on visiting the city that was voted the most beautiful in Spain (according to an ambiguous Facebook source, of course).

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