London Confuses Me

February 27, 2017By Kendal KarstensReflections, United Kingdom

Arriving in London was exhilarating. I thought, “this is what dreams are made of.” After nearly two years without international travel, not only was I in a new country but I was also experiencing it alone. I was excited to take on a new place alone. My hard work was finally paying off. After a … Read More

London Pass Guide: How It Works, What to See & More

February 24, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United Kingdom

During my planning stage for London, I stumbled upon the London Pass. Although highly recommended by several sources, I questioned its ability to save me money since many London attractions offer a student discount. After several hours of calculations under hundreds of possible scenarios, I decided to purchase the London Pass. I naturally wanted the London Pass to … Read More

Day Tour: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath

February 18, 2017By Kendal KarstensUnited Kingdom

My first grand adventure in London wasn’t even in London. Instead, I visited Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath with Golden Tours. I found it slightly difficult to arrive at the coach station since I had practically zero previous experience in the city. Nonetheless, Londoners proved to be helpful as they pointed me in the correct direction. Today … Read More

Why I Studied Abroad

February 13, 2017By Kendal KarstensGermany, Reflections, Student

Our interview was going well. I had quick answers to every question. Sol, the other exchange student from Argentina, and I were enjoying our time with the reporter; we easily bounced off each other, adding more details and anecdotes to our stories. I had an answer to every question…until the reporter asked what I would … Read More

Beginner’s Guide to New York City

February 10, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United States

New York City is famous for, well, everything — fashion, business, theatre, food, art, museums, and so much more. After six visits to the Big Apple, I still haven’t touched the surface. The possibilities are endless in this massive city. Uncovering everything in this intense city requires an entire lifetime devoted to this one task. Since … Read More