Enjoy the Departure & the Arrival (Back Home)
Jul06

Enjoy the Departure & the Arrival (Back Home)

8 days, 1 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds. That’s how much time has elapsed since I arrived back home at Pensacola International Airport on Friday evening, the 29thof June at approximately 4:30pm. It’s only been a little over a week; yet, feels like forever ago. How much my life has changed over the course of 8 days, 1 hour, 2 minutes, and 34 seconds.   As much as I would like to say that 8 days, 1 hour, 2 min… after leaving Madrid,...

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Where To Go When There’s No “Ferg-bucks” in Madrid
Jul01

Where To Go When There’s No “Ferg-bucks” in Madrid

During my month-long study abroad program in Madrid, Spain, I have fallen in love with the Spanish capital. I love the trees along the narrow streets. I love the old, classic-European buildings. I love the modern skyscrapers. I love the concept of the afternoon siesta -a midday break when all of the stores close and everyone takes a nap. I love the friendly “Hola, Buenos” greeting I receive every morning as I leave the residence on...

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Losing My Luggage in Another Country
Jun09

Losing My Luggage in Another Country

           Most pre-departure articles might be about how to fit two months’ worth of clothes into one suitcase, or how to navigate a big airport by yourself, or even how to make all of your travels run smoothly; but this article is about the opposite of all of those things. Yes, anything that could have gone wrong, went wrong during my trip from Pensacola to Paris. When I arrived at Pensacola Airport at 3:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon,...

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