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London Adventures – April 21

In 12 hours from now I will be on my flight home from London.  Minnesota, I hope you’re ready for me.  Until next time, London,  Cheers, ya’ll. #jengland2017

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London Adventures – April 17

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m currently sitting in class watching the film, “American Honey”, and ironically enough I can’t get over the fact that at the end of this week I will be back in the States and back with all my friends and family from back home. Don’t ask me how the time went so fast, because honestly I have no idea either, but if you figure it out, let me know… I have 5 more days left of my adventure and I have so many things that I’m going […]

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London Adventures – April 10

Happy Monday, friends and family! It’s a beautiful day here in London today, and yet again I’m stuck in class for 7 hours. As difficult as that may be, I’m trying to make the most of it seeing as though I only have 12 more days here in this lovely city. How crazy is that? I feel like time has flown by so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was standing on the deck in my backyard calling my dad to tell him that I got […]

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London Adventures – March 21st

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well. First off, I just wanted to apologize for being so irregular with these posts. In the beginning I was doing pretty well with getting them out there on Sundays for you all to read, but lately I’ve just been pretty busy, (or the days are getting shorter) and I just completely lose track of what day of the week it is. Today I am thankful for classes that get cancelled. My one class that I have on Thursdays got cancelled for […]

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A Pence For Your Thoughts

Days have been long  and nights even longer, but I have never been happier. I still wake up every morning and smile just knowing that I am living my dream of traveling and exploring the world. The hectic life of a poor traveling college student is a life I would never give up for the world! Since the last time I posted I have traveled to Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Denmark…. I know, it’s a lot. While all my travels have been memorable and amazing in their own way, the […]

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London Adventures – March 12

Hey friends! My new favorite thing to do here in London is to go and sit in Hyde Park and people watch. As creepy as it may sound, I’m completely fascinated by the different types of people here in London, and I’m always so curious as to what everyone’s story is. Where did they come from? Who makes up their family? What do they like to do in their spare time? What kind of music is playing through their headphones? Where are they heading off to now? I know it […]

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London Adventures – March 2nd

Hey friends!  I’m sorry it’s been a while, but it’s been kind of a chaotic couple of weeks. Last week I had midterms, and spent the whole week crammed up in coffee shops studying and writing papers. (It was all worth it when I got my grades back). This last week I’ve been on spring break, and it’s been so relaxing and much needed. My roommates are all off doing their own adventures throughout Europe, but I’m here in London making sure that I get all of the things done […]

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London Adventures – Feb. 14

Helllooo everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but honestly, I’ve kind of just been relaxing this last week and trying to take in everything that’s being thrown at me while here in London. Last week, and weekend for that matter, were very low key and not a lot happened… (which kind of sounds dumb to say considering the fact that I’m in London), but in all reality, I’ve basically been going to class, doing homework, and drinking a lot of coffee because midterms are next week. That […]

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Paris Adventures – Feb. 5

Hey guys, So this weekend I was in Paris, (how crazy is it to say that?!), and it was by far one of the coolest things I have ever done. The city is beautiful and had so many cultural details to it that I will never forget. The weekend started with going on a boat tour throughout Paris on Friday night. While on the tour we got to see the Eiffel Tower light up when it turned dark, and that was honestly the best way to have started that trip. […]

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London Adventures – Jan 29

Happy Sunday everyone! This past week was pretty laid back for the most part. School was good! I love my classes which makes sitting in class a lot more tolerable. In all three years of being in college, I have never been late to a class… until this last Thursday. My roommate Josie and I were at the tube (subway) station and we got on the tube like we do every day, when we realized that we got on the tube that was going the opposite direction of where we […]

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Mind The Gap

 “TRAVEL CHANGES YOU. AS YOU MOVE THROUGH THIS LIFE AND THIS WORLD YOU CHANGE THINGS SLIGHTLY, YOU LEAVE MARKS BEHIND, HOWEVER SMALL. AND IN RETURN, LIFE- AND TRAVEL – LEAVES MARKS ON YOU.” – Anthony Bourdain I have been in London for 3 weeks exactly but feel as if I have only just arrived.  I wake up every morning in disbelief that I am in a city so beautiful as London. As the quote above says, you leave marks behind but the travel leaves marks on us as well. For […]

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London Adventures – Jan. 22

Hey guys, This weekend was pretty eventful. Friday was a day off from classes, so my roommate Josie and I went to a small coffee shop and got some homework out of the way. We then went to Chinatown and saw what life is like there the week before the Chinese New Year. We had real Chinese food… because the closest thing we’ve all had is Panda Express. I even tried squid for the first time. (I don’t think I’ll have it again…) We then went back towards our apartment […]

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London Adventures – Jan. 19

Hey friends, As of about 12:50 this afternoon, I officially finished my first week of class in London. (!!!!!) My classes are really cool and actually super interesting. I just seem to find myself drinking lots of coffee before hand because classes are 3.5 hours long… yep, you read that right. One class is 3.5 hours long. Because they’re so long, you only have each class once a week, which is kinda nice cause you have a lot of time to work on homework. But at least I’m enjoying what […]

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London Adventures – Jan. 13

This weekend we did all things touristy. We went on this 4 hour coach bus tour through London, and I guess I never really realized just how big this place is. So many times throughout the tour I thought we were in a different place, but turns out it was just a different part of London. Apparently my apartment is in THE area to be in in London… especially considering the fact that Madonna lives just down the road from me… (!!!!) I also got to see Buckingham Palace… Sadly, […]

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Cheers from London!

CHEERS TO A BLOODY FANTASTIC SEMESTER ABROAD! As some of you may know, I am currently studying and interning abroad in London for Spring 2017 semester and then backpacking around Europe for 5 weeks afterwards (Jan. 10th- May 26th). I am so excited to have this opportunity to experience a new and beautiful culture/city and can’t wait to share it with you all! We have been here for about 2.5 days and jetlag is still not our friend. Nights have been restless and afternoons have been exhausting but completely worth […]

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