Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Five Fun Facts

One of my favorite parts of traveling is learning something new about the place I am visiting. To my enjoyment, I learned a few interested facts about Turks and Caicos during my visit that I thought I would share with you. Turks and Caicos has a Mascot Dolphin While most dolphins travel in pods, some… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: Five Fun Facts

Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Snorkel Cruise

What a way to end vacation! We signed up for a “Snorkel and Conch Cruise” with Caicos Dream Tours, which is a four-hour snorkeling and lunch cruise around the waters of the Grace Bay area. A shuttle bus picked us up at our hotel at 8 a.m. and drove us to another resort, where we… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: Snorkel Cruise

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

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