Summer Vacation: An Ode to Peace

Summer vacation. Need I say more. I would say it’s the most wonderful time of the year personally, but I’m a Grinch when it comes to Christmas. I love the sun, sand, heat, bodies of water, and outdoors. All around, I think it’s a very relaxing season. That is, before I became a university student,…

Dear Madrid: You Took My Breath Away

I never had an inclination to go to Spain when I was travelling while on exchange. School had a reading week in February though and Spain was the cheapest option for my friends and I. Our first stop: Madrid, the beautiful capital of Spain and probably one of my favourite cities. We arrived late afternoon/early…

Preparing For Exchange: The Things I Didn’t Know

When I was picking universities, their exchange programs weighed heavily on my decision. My parents, my dad especially, were more comfortable with me moving away for post-secondary if it meant the opportunities for study abroad were vast and plenty. When the University of Western Ontario was my first pick, it was kind of theirs too…