Cartagena, Colombia

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…

Londontown

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…

Brazil

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…

China Round I

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…

Spain vs. Mexico

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…

Don’t Drink the Water

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…

Viva Mexico!

My first year of Graduate School, I lived in Xalapa, Mexico. It was such a wonderful experience filled with ups and downs.

Bolivia

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…

Study Abroad Benefits

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…

Who am I?

  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 58 countries. I’ve lived in Spain, Mexico, and the…