Sushi and Studying: Why Japan Is One Of The Coolest Places To Learn Abroad

If given a chance to study abroad, it may be tempting to pick a country that is similar to your own. You may feel better about traveling to English speaking countries like England or Australia, where the food is similar, and many of the cultural expectations are the same. But imagine, for a second, what […]

The Melting Pot of Vietnam – Hoi An

Where in the world can you feel like you’re in an old French colonial town, a Chinese community, and a Vietnamese village all at the same time? Hoi An, Vietnam. This magical, picturesque city in central Vietnam is a melting pot of various cultures, which makes it one of my favorite destinations here in Vietnam. […]

The Artistic World of Cuba

I’m an exclusively chocolate treat-eater, but I made an exception for a fruit-flavored hard candy last year. I stood in front of “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Art Institute of Chicago. The candy was one of thousands in a mound on the floor; I stood there, and I pondered […]

Plitvice, Pristine Like No Other

After exploring the jaw-dropping old city of Dubrovnik and relaxing on the extraordinary pebble beaches of Split, it’s time for a bit of nature exploring. Which is why Plitvice National Park is the next stop! After exploring endless national parks across the world I’d say I have a general idea of what qualifies as a […]