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Since we are now in the new year, I’ve been taking some time to reflect on the year behind me. 2014 was an incredible year for me, complete with a lot of soul-searching and traveling. I thought the best way for me to recap the year was to look back on the goals I made
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102 days // 7 countries // 24 cities // a lifetime of memories. Studying abroad was everything I hoped it would be and more. I am beyond thankful for this experience but it’s time to start my next adventure… Until next time, Madrid
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I can now say that I’m in my final two weeks in Madrid, which seems surreal. I feel like I just got here and like I’ve been here forever, which makes no sense at all. In between freaking out about studying for my millions of finals, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my

On Wednesdays we go to Gabana

Since I’m leaving Madrid later this week, I decided to do some reflecting (while procrastinating my finals studying, of course) on some of my favorite little things about Madrid, as well as my study abroad experience as a whole. So here’s the first one!  
The ease of travel throughout Europe Vegan croquetas The adorable puppy play group I pass on my way to class every morning Learning new Spanish every day Having meals cooked for me every day There is always SOMETHING to do when living in a city Free entry to clubs The drinking age (sorry dad) Talking
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday: After feeling sick all day and having to write essays on the plane, I was SO happy to land in Amsterdam.
MADRID, SPAIN Here’s the thing: Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Sure, I don’t eat meat so it’s not about the turkey (though I do love a good tofurkey and could start drooling just thinking about the delicious feast my family prepares). It’s more about tradition.    

1 day in: Cuenca, Spain

Cuenca, Spain

Erin in Edin-BRUH

I would be lying if I told you that the whole Scotland part of my weekend went even CLOSE to the way I had planned. After missing my flight Saturday night from London to Edinburgh, I FINALLY got there on my new flight on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, I really just had to get to Scotland

A jolly good weekend in London

London, England
My second to last article is about- you guessed it- some fantastic food in Europe. Check out the text below (with a couple extra pictures) and make sure to hit up the Observer website to read more stories online! 
Tuscany, Italy
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A weekend in Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Island weekend in Crete, Greece

Island of Crete, Greece

A night in Pisa, Italy

PISA, ITALY You have noooo idea how long ONE photo of me holding up the tower took……
Athens, Greece

T + E: Tommy takes Madrid!

MADRID, SPAIN Wednesday: After two loooooong months, I was lucky enough to receive a visit from my boyfriend, Tommy! As a college graduate with a “big boy job” as I like to call it, Tommy took a PAID (so unfair) week off of work to adventure with me in Europe. I couldn’t have been happier to
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Halloween: Florence style

Florence, Italy