Travel
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Hello there! It has been over a week since I last updated. I have spent the past month tirelessly traveling, finishing off with a full week in Paris. I have many, many new Photorolls planned from my adventures in Germany,

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June 6th, 2014 was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. I joined an excursion out to the Normandy beaches to honor our soldiers who fought on that day. The first place

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When I spent a full weekend in Amsterdam (read all about it here), I found the bike culture intriguing – nothing like I had ever seen in any city in the United States. As a matter of fact, Amsterdam is

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A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Amsterdam in celebration of my good friend Emily’s birthday. We spent three nights in this beautiful city and had two full days to explore. We used AirBnB to find our place

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Welcome to London, England, where a pickle is called a gherkin, “waiting in line” is calling “queuing,” double decker busses really are legitimate means of transportation, and all the skyscrapers have clever nicknames. This was my first trip outside of

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french coffee culture

Starbucks, the coffee conglomerate that is the lifeblood of many American coffee drinkers, is difficult to find in France. There are a good amount in Paris and other large tourist-based cities. But, in the greater majority of France, the iconic

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It has been about six weeks since I moved to Angers, France (which is pronounced like Ahn-zjay) and it has been quite a cultural shift from what I was used to Texas. My french language skills are improving, my affinity

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On my way out of Baltimore en route to France, I had a very long layover in Toronto. I didn’t want to spend the best part of the afternoon sitting in the airport terminal, so I took the opportunity to explore

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Before I departed for France, I made a quick stop in Baltimore to visit my uncle. He lives in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. I spent an entire morning exploring the neighborhood. First, I went to a

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