Bienvenido a Colombia Summer 2010, Jeroz, my boyfriend at the time, and I went to Cartagena, Colombia. It was our pre-25th birthday trip. Our birthdays are only 3 days apart so even though we didn’t go on our actual birthdays, it was still our birthday trip. It wasn’t a very long trip. I think we were only there for about 5 days. It was supposed … Continue reading Cartagena, Colombia
London 2009 NYE 2009 Vernon and I headed to London. I was really excited because I was going to be reunited with my two favorite Brit’s Sian and Melanie. We hadn’t seen each other in about a year so I was super excited. We were in England for about a week. The plan was to spend a few days with Sian, who lived a few … Continue reading Londontown
Brazil or Bust Brazil was everything I hoped for and more. Brazil was a place that I had always wanted to visit. There was something about it that just resonated with me. So in the summer of 2009, my brother Vernon and I decided to go to Brazil. He mainly wanted to go because he’s really into capoeira. So for him, he wanted to go … Continue reading Brazil
First trip to Asia In 2008, my roommate Stephanie came across a really good deal to go to Beijing over winter break. She invited me to come along and of course I obliged her. We decided to spend about 9 days in China so that we could visit Beijing and Shanghai. We spent most of the time in Beijing and about 3 days in Shanghai. … Continue reading China Round I
People make the country Living in Spain and Mexico both had their challenges but the number one reason why I enjoyed my time in Mexico more than I did Spain, is because of the people. I found Mexicans to be much more warm and welcoming.I also found it to be much easier to make a connection with Mexicans. My impression of Spaniards was that they … Continue reading Spain vs. Mexico
DON’T DRINK THE WATER!!! There were a few things that I had to get used to when I moved to Mexico. The first thing was the fact that you couldn’t drink the water. That was a change because when I lived in Spain, there weren’t any issues with drinking the tap water. However, in Mexico we were heavily warned against drinking the tap water. The … Continue reading Don’t Drink the Water
My first year of Graduate School, I lived in Xalapa, Mexico. It was such a wonderful experience filled with ups and downs. Continue reading Viva Mexico!
South America here I come!!!!! I made my way to South America after I graduated college in 2007. My friend Amanda was living in Santa Cruz as a missionary so she invited me to come visit and I said sure, why not! I spent about a week visiting her in Santa Cruz. I did not get to visit La Paz because it’s very far from … Continue reading Bolivia
People often have misconceptions about studying abroad. Many people assume that you have to learn a foreign language to study abroad and that’s not true. Most colleges and universities have a wide variety of countries where someone can spend the summer or the semester. For example, I knew a girl who spent the summer in the U.K. There are many opportunities to study in countries … Continue reading Study Abroad Benefits
My name is Brittany and my love affair with International Travel began more than 10 years ago. My first trip abroad was to Spain in 2006 where I spent a semester as a part of my Spanish major requirement. Since then, I have been blessed to visit 57 countries. I’ve lived in Spain, Mexico, and the Republic of Georgia. In Spain and Mexico, I was finishing … Continue reading Who am I?