Hej there! I apologize that it’s been a while since I last posted, but I promise I haven’t forgotten about this blog 😉 I had my travel week two weeks ago, which was sort of like my spring break. Some core courses went on their long study tours but since my long study tour is next week, I had the week off to travel on my own. A few friends and I took a trip to Italy and Spain – two places I’ve always wanted to visit – and had an amazing time! It was such a fun experience and definitely one of the highlights of my study abroad experience. In addition, I learned some valuable lessons about traveling independently that I thought I’d share with you guys:
- Plan an itinerary ahead of time: You don’t have to know what you’ll be doing down to the minute, but researching things to do and places to visit before traveling will make things so much easier once you get there.
- Give yourself time to relax: This is something I wish I’d done more of! We were perhaps a bit too ambitious on this trip (4 cities in 9 days) and while I enjoyed visiting so many places, it would have been nice to stay in one place for a bit longer.
- Be flexible: Traveling, especially with other people, can be stressful – particularly when figuring out directions, scheduling, and activities to do. In these situations, it’s best to be flexible and willing to compromise – it just makes the whole process easier 🙂
- Pack lightly: This makes flying easier, and there’s nothing more cumbersome than dragging heavy luggage around before or after you’ve checked out of where you’re staying!
And if you’re curious about how my travel week went, here are some photos from my trip:
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions about traveling (or anything DIS-related), please don’t hesitate to reach out 🙂 Vi ses!