Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: By Horseback

Another relaxing beach day lead to an exciting late-afternoon horseback ride through the clear, warm waters of the Blue Hills area of Providenciales. While it isn’t always easy leaving the beach “early,” the picture of riding horses in my mind made it a tad easier. We drove to Unique Tour’s horseback riding “area,” and missed… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: By Horseback

Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Snorkeling Finds

The second full day here on the island of Providenciales was our designated “do nothing” day. However, Dad and I made sure we used our snorkel equipment before returning it, and boy, was it worth it! Dad and I drove back to Coral Gardens/Bight Reef at Princess National Park and to our enjoyment, we had… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: Snorkeling Finds

Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Beach Hopping

The first day in Turks and Caicos took us all over the island. There are stunning beaches and vistas throughout the island, and with the use of the internet and recommendations from people around the resort, we set off to find them. Princess Alexandria National Park Our first stop of the day took us to… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: Beach Hopping

Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Fish Fry Thursday

I have only been in Turks and Caicos for a few hours and I am already loving its vibe. After a short three-hour flight, getting a rental car (which you NEED if you plan to leave your resort) and grabbing lunch at the resort’s beachside eatery, we finally got to sit on the beach. My… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: Fish Fry Thursday

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Back to Rome: Weekend Trip to Sorrento Day 2

Good morning Sorrento! After an impressive breakfast buffet at the Sister Hostel, the “Hofstra Romans” strolled down to the port to board the ferry. There were many other Bus2Alps guides and students there, but our day was special because after the ferry, we were getting on our own private tour boat. Did I mention where… Continue reading Back to Rome: Weekend Trip to Sorrento Day 2

Australia

Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Rottnest Island

I spent a weekend on Rottnest Island, which is a little paradise just offshore of Perth. When I was there, I referred to it as a “playground,” which makes sense because it offers so much for all ages to enjoy. People can take advantage of its secluded coves, crystal-clear waters, reefs, and surf breaks. The… Continue reading Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Rottnest Island

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Oz: Rottnest Island Day 2

I woke up to quokkas and peacocks outside my door on Sunday. What a way to start my morning! For those who do not know what a quokka is (I did not until I got to Oz), a quokka, in my own definition, is a mixture between a rabbit (because it hops and of its… Continue reading Oz: Rottnest Island Day 2

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Oz: Rottnest Island Day 1

Rottnest Island, or what I like to call a little slice of paradise, is located about 20 kilometers off of Perth and is a huge attraction to the inhabitants of the region. I was lucky enough to spend my weekend at the beautiful playground. I hopped off the ferry around 10 a.m. on Saturday and… Continue reading Oz: Rottnest Island Day 1