March 1, 2016

 

Since I got to the UK I've been sure to take advantage of each weekend and travel as much as possible! Two weekends ago I spent three days in London, last week Manchester, and this Saturday we're headed to York. It's surprising how much the cities differentiate from o...

February 23, 2016

Budgeting takes work and more than anything, self-control, but the payoff is real! You can travel twice as many places if you're savvy about it and spend half as much. So here's a budgeting challenge for you: take on the city of London, known for being the NYC of Engla...

February 16, 2016

It's sad to say the most intimidating part of studying abroad was the thought of having to cook edible food for 5 months. I'm proud to say that I've been cooking each week and have not burned anything- yet! For the past month that I've been in Newcastle, I've been coll...

January 27, 2016

Moving to a different country for 5 months is not the easiest transition, but having a space to come home to after a long day makes a tremendous difference. I made my home away from home for only 13£ (that's about $18). 

 

As many of you may know, decorating is like ther...

January 21, 2016

It has been a bit since I last wrote. I have so much to tell and don't quite know where to begin. Let me start with this:

 

I'm in England. I'm now in my second day of classes at Northumbria University and the campus is incredible. It's surreal that I'm here and fin...

January 7, 2016

Brace yourself because the dreaded word is coming...

 

Packing. 

 

When I decided I was going to study abroad in England I knew I would be faced with a triple threat challenge: packing light for cold weather for 6 months. I knew this would be tough because I need heavier j...

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