travel book recommendations based on your ideal destination

Today, I'm combining my two greatest loves to bring you travel book recommendations based on your ideal destination. Since travel is restricted right now, I'm totally in the mood for an international adventure to sweep me away. Add in delicious food, a swoony romance, and an unlikely adventure, and I'm IN. Here are the best…

life after study abroad | 7-month reflection and more photos!!

Alternative title: what to do after you've already done the coolest thing you'll ever do. Seven months ago on Christmas Eve, I returned home after sailing the ocean blue with Semester at Sea for four months. As I discussed in my original post about my abroad experience, I had a distinct feeling then that I…

Where has Annie been?

Aboard the MV World Odyssey, Pacific Ocean If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I've been everywhere. I'm being serious when I say that: between my last blog post and now, I've visited thirteen countries. I've sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal and consumed bread on four different continents.…

Musings on an Old Bookstore in Annapolis

Plot twist (not): I love bookstores.  Antiquated or contemporary, cavernous or petite; if it sells books, I will be a generous and enthusiastic patron.  Even though my bookshelf is full and the stacks of unread books on my nightstand are towering, I continue to buy more and more and more.  Let's just face it: I'm…