Goodbye to Jerusalem

Tonight I'm getting on a plane that will take me home. Back to family, back to school, back to work, back to "real life". I won't lie and say it feels like I just got here. I'v been here a while, and it feels like it. But that's because of how much I've done, how … Continue reading Goodbye to Jerusalem

A New Year in The Old City

Yesterday I arrived in one of the world's oldest and most revered cities: Jerusalem. From January to April of 2016, I will have the unparalleled experience of studying at the BYU Jerusalem Center, located on the Mount of Olives and overlooking The Old City of Jerusalem. -- I can literally see The Dome of the … Continue reading A New Year in The Old City

26 Lessons in 26 Days: What Europe Taught Me About Traveling

Twenty six days is a long time to travel. I didn't realize how long it really was when I bought my airline tickets. I just remembered that my last Europe trip, which had only been about 13 days, left me wishing I could stay longer, so this time I did. It was an unforgettable experience, … Continue reading 26 Lessons in 26 Days: What Europe Taught Me About Traveling

Coming Home – Europe Day 26

  We woke up at 6 AM. Our bags were mostly packed, so we just had to finish stuffing our final things away before we headed out the door. Our wonderful host was waiting for us in the driveway and she shuttled us off to the airport for our 7:55 flight from Split, Croatia to Munich. … Continue reading Coming Home – Europe Day 26

The Last Day – Europe Day 25

Waking up today was very strange. Realizing that it was the very last day of this 3 ½ week long adventure was bittersweet. It seems like just a short time ago that we had decided to go on this trip and we were reading Rick Steve's books religiously and trying to plan all the things … Continue reading The Last Day – Europe Day 25

Winding Down – Europe Day 24

Today, as I packed up to leave Stari Grad, it hit me that tomorrow night we are going to be packing up for good. It was a pretty sad thought, but honestly a bit relieving that we won't have to worry about where we are going or what we will do.  So we returned the … Continue reading Winding Down – Europe Day 24