Yearly Archives: 2015

Packing Cube Review: Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Last year, my friend, colleague, and study abroad co-leader Michelle B. introduced me to packing cubes, which have completely changed the way I pack and travel. Now my suitcase is leaner and more organized than ever–and there’s no going back! After a bit of online research, I chose two kinds of packing cubes, both from […]

packing cube

Travel Cards

Choosing the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card: Chase Sapphire vs. BarclayCard

Last year, I spent a lot of time researching travel rewards credit cards as we prepared for our trip to China. Though my airfare was covered by the study abroad program I was leading, we knew we would have a lot of travel-related expenses to cover (Jesse’s airfare, our lodging and travel costs after the […]

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Travel Guide: What Not to Miss in Memphis, Tennessee… 5. Eat a fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich at The Arcade: Decidedly not good for you, but delightful nonetheless, is Elvis’ favorite sandwich at Memphis’s oldest restaurant–and one that claims the King as a regular. (Order a tall glass of milk with your sandwich. You’re going to need it.) If […]

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Mas Tacos Por Favor

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Travel Guide: What Not to Miss in Music City, USA… 5. Fill-in-Your-Own-Music-Experience: There’s a little something musical for everyone here. Country fan? Head to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grand Ole Opry more your speed? Check. There’s a Johnny Cash museum‘, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and dozens upon dozens of live-music venues. Pick […]

Choosing a Study Abroad Program

This past summer, I co-led a study abroad trip that brought sixteen students from an American university to the Nanjing University of Science and Technology. The students took a Chinese language class from NUST, and my co-leader and I taught a travel writing class. It was an amazing journey, one that I wouldn’t trade for […]

Study Abroad in China