america, California

LA Day 4: Hanging at Monica, Griffith and Melrose

From riding the roller coaster at Santa Monica Pier and eating food truck tacos to celebrity sightings, our second free day in Los Angeles could not have been more enchanting and eventful. The day started off bright and early with a trip to Santa Monica, where the group had three hours to roam free. We… Continue reading LA Day 4: Hanging at Monica, Griffith and Melrose

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Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

It’s springtime and finally acting like it in the tristate area. Spring is always an exciting time of year for students like myself—nicer weather allows us to spend some much needed time outside and also gives us a hint of the upcoming summer fun we plan to have. Speaking of outside time, a recent Science Advances study shows… Continue reading Study Finds Households Near National Parks are Healthier; Here are 5 U.S. National Parks to Visit

Florida

A Quick Trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

There are very few things I like more than the beach and spending time with my dad, so when he suggested a quick getaway to Florida after the semester ended, I was all for it. Two days after graduation, my dad and I jetted out of Atlantic City International Airport and within a few hours,… Continue reading A Quick Trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fiji

Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Fiji

Before landing in Australia, I chose to take an additional Pacific studies course at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. While there, I stayed with a homestay family with three other AIFS students. We really lucked out and had such a kind and welcoming family. Our “dad” took us to his home… Continue reading Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Fiji

Australia

Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Sydney and Cairns

During my semester in Australia, I was lucky enough to have my best friend and traveling partner visit me for a week with one of his best friends. Per usual, we made the fullest of our time and explored three cities: Sydney, Cairns and Queenstown, New Zealand. Some of our adventures took us up a… Continue reading Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Sydney and Cairns

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

Australia

Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Northwest Outback Trip H20

There are so many beautiful things to see on land, but even more to discover on and under the water! Being the water-lover that I am, I did not have the heart to cut out enough aquatic footage to fit into my previous two outback videos, so I made one just dedicated to H20. In… Continue reading Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Northwest Outback Trip H20

Australia

Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Northwest Outback Trip Part 2

This video features many clips of of quad-riding along the coast of Coral Bay as the sun set, which was an incredible add-on that only my friend group did, some aboriginal artwork sighting and waterfall climbing at Karijini National Park, and a whole lot of smiling. As I said last week, I took an abundance of… Continue reading Oz Through Sara’s Eyes: Northwest Outback Trip Part 2

america, New Jersey

Why You Should Visit the Jersey Shore

I think the Jersey Shore is a magical place, especially in the summer. The coast of New Jersey consists of about 140 miles of beaches and boardwalks, but I am biased to the Toms River/Seaside Heights and Park area, of course, because that’s where I was raised. From boating to beaching, I seem to never… Continue reading Why You Should Visit the Jersey Shore