Spending Sunday in the Oldest District in Granada

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On Sundays in Granada, nearly everything shuts down.  It’s the day off for small shop owners, and there’s a law dictating that big businesses close as well to preserve the small shop industry within the city.  That left us with a day off, no plans, and not a lot of options.

Sitting around felt like a waste of a day when I think about the fact that I fly home in 97 days, so my friends and I decided to spend our afternoon walking through the Albaicín, the old Moorish district in Granada.  And boy, am I glad we did.

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A Day at the Alhambra

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I didn’t think I could possibly love Spain anymore.  Every morning I walk out my door surrounded by the most amazing architecture.  I go to school in buildings that are centuries old and I’m surrounded by gelato on every street corner. EVERY. CORNER.  Life can’t get any better.

Or so I thought.

This morning my group and I toured the famous Alhambra, which is a mere 10 minute walk away from my residencia. TEN MINUTES. I live ten minutes away from the oldest monument in Spain and that blows my mind.

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Study Abroad Pros & Cons: What I’ve Learned in my First week

Studying abroad is an amazing privilege, one that less than 10 percent of U.S. college students actually take advantage of.  The opportunity to get college credit in a foreign country, learn a new language, and immerse myself in a new and different culture was an opportunity I knew I couldn’t pass up.

That being said, there are pros and cons to anything you do, at any point in your life.  So here’s a list of the Pros and Cons I’ve experienced in the week I’ve spent in Granada, España.

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How I Made the Most of Two Days in London

48 hours, a free room, and instructions to be in the lobby at 9 a.m. the next morning… Now what?

Traveling with a group of other students, I assumed there’d be plenty of planned events and excursions, and to my pleasant surprise I was wrong.  That being said, I had 2 days in London, and no earthly idea what I wanted to do.  So here’s how my friends and I made the most of our time in the U.K., as well as some tips for anyone on a budget!

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A place straight out of a movie. Beautiful, green, serene, simple and endlessly fascinating, the two days we spent in Moultonborough, New Hampshire were beyond anything I could have ever imagined.

I made a video documenting our weekend which you can watch here, but no video or picture would ever be able to do this place justice.

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How to Spend a Week in Boston

Hey there, and welcome to my first blog post! I am beyond excited to start blogging and documenting my life. To start off, this post will be dedicated to my week in Boston and how to make the most of a vacation while traveling on a tighter budget.

Also make sure to check out my YouTube video to see just how much fun we actually had

Adventures of Ashley & Codie: Boston 2016 

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