• Budget Travel,  Study Abroad

    How to Kick A** At Weekend Trips While You’re Studying Abroad

    I like to consider myself a full time study abroad student. In other words, I’m from the US, but I’m going to university in Scotland for all four years of my degree. Being much closer to mainland Europe than I’ve ever been in my life, the moment I knew I was coming to university here I also knew that I was going to be taking advantage of literally EVERY budget airline ticket I could get my hands on. Since then, I’ve gone on many a weekend trip, and I like to think that I’ve become a pro at them. Whether it’s a quick dash to Edinburgh or eight hours of…

  • View from a hill in Cork City, Ireland
    Europe Travel,  Travel Itineraries

    A Cozy Weekend in Cork, Ireland

    When I came up with the idea to surprise my boyfriend with a trip to Cork, Ireland for our anniversary, there was only one thing in our way: on our anniversary, we would be working at the summer camp in Minnesota where we first met. But that didn’t make me any less determined. Instead, I booked our plane tickets for the last weekend in September, found the cutest AirBnb of all time, and did my best to keep the secret until I could hand him the card with all of the details in it a few weeks later. The look on his face was absolutely priceless. New to AirBnB? Get…