Cinque Terre, Food Trucks and Firenze’s 32nd Annual Half Marathon

Our guest blogger, McKenzie, is back – this time she also ran her first half marathon!

Sojourn #8 This weekend was a time to slow down a bit and spend it in my spring semester ‘home town’ of Florence, with a day trip to Cinque Terre. Now when I say slow down, that is really referencing my weekend travel excursions to the fabulous cities throughout Europe. On this particular weekend I was signed up to run the 32nd Annual Firenze Half Marathon on Sunday, April 12! Continue reading “Cinque Terre, Food Trucks and Firenze’s 32nd Annual Half Marathon”


Amster{damn}, You Are One Cool City!

Our guest blogger, McKenzie, had a last minute weekend trip, and we must say she chose a pretty cool city!

Sojourn #7 Olivia and I decided last minute to travel to Amsterdam for a weekend diversion. I’m so glad we did, because it’s now on my list of favorite cities ever. The only thing I really knew about Amsterdam was that The Fault in Our Stars bench was there and the people around the world went ballistic when it was removed (don’t worry it was returned). Continue reading “Amster{damn}, You Are One Cool City!”

Dublin, Ireland…A whale of a time

Our guest blogger, McKenzie, is back for her European version of spring break!

Spring Break in the US or Europe, it’s basically the same… university students get a week break! Two of my best friends from home, Chandler and Jackie, came to visit me for their spring break. We spent the week exploring Florence – hiking up to Piazza Michelangelo and climbing all 463 steps to the top of the Duomo. When I finally made it to step #463 and took in the view of all of Florence, the burning in my legs melted away. Wow, it was so breathtaking! However, Sojourn #6 began on Thursday when we set out for Dublin, Ireland where we would spend the weekend celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading “Dublin, Ireland…A whale of a time”

When in Rome…

Our guest blogger, McKenzie, is back as her adventures around Europe take her to Rome!

Sojourn#5 was a trip with my TCU study abroad program to Rome. You know, the place where Lizzie McGuire became an international pop star and was swept off her feet by the insanely hot Italian, Paolo? Well… I’ll save you all the angst and tell you now – unfortunately, that did not happen to me (sigh). I did, however, get to see some of the most beautiful historical sites Rome has to offer and I got to experience this exciting city on my 21st birthday. For the rest of my life, the memory of my 21st birthday will always start with ‘Rome’. Continue reading “When in Rome…”

London, I’m in love!

Our guest blogger, McKenzie, is back and this time she has fallen in love…with London!

Some of you must be wondering whether I’m actually in school because of my never-ending travels. Yes, I am in school, but no… school does not hold me back from all my adventures!

Sojourn#4 was a girls’ trip to London for a roommate’s birthday. This was a love affair that began at first sight and continued to grow throughout the weekend! Continue reading “London, I’m in love!”

Paris in under 48 hours

With the increased interest in River Cruising in Europe, I decided to try out one of my favorite companies, AMAWATERWAYS, for my clients. A seven night Vineyards of the Rhine and Mosel was departing from Luxembourg to Amsterdam. An amazing luxury boutique experience, but that’s another article.

With a Luxembourg departure point, I couldn’t resist spending a few nights in Paris before the cruise. But less than 48 hours in Paris…what to do and more importantly – where to eat! Continue reading “Paris in under 48 hours”

Facing Fears and Taking A Leap…Interlaken, Switzerland

Our guest blogger, McKenzie, is back with an this time she is facing fears in Interlaken, Switzerland!

Welcome back! If you’re reading this right now, then you must have enjoyed reading some of my previous musings about my travels across Europe, so… yay!

Sojourn#3 revolved around my travels to Interlaken, Switzerland. It seemed like the entire TCU study abroad group was in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I had been told countless times by friends and family that I had to go to the Swiss Alps while I was studying in Italy, so I was anxious to see what all the fuss was about. Continue reading “Facing Fears and Taking A Leap…Interlaken, Switzerland”