On the Road: Iowa

This week, my sister, close friend, and I went to a Switchfoot concert in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. All three of us have loved Switchfoot for a long time but had never been to a concert. We had a great time! We didn’t explore the city very much, but the riverside was lovely.  We also visited…

On the Road: Venice 

After three days in Florence, we took the train to Venice. We rented a little camping cabin instead of a hotel, and we loved it! I got to cook for the girls every night! We did a lot of walking, a lot of eating, and a lot of simply wandering around. We were there during…

On the Road: Florence, Italy 

My sister Julia, my friend Faith, and I are in Italy for the week. I’m enjoying Julia’s navigation skills and Faith’s art expertise! Though the long train ride tested our tendency to motion sickness, we still saw so many things before heading to bed. Our internet isn’t the strongest, so I’ll have to share more…

On the Road: Zürich 

Last weekend, my visiting friend and I went to Zürich.  What a lovely city!  Despite not speaking any German, the two of us did just fine with big smiles and plenty of apologies as we went. The weather was beautiful, so we made sure to take advantage of walking along the rivers and lake! Thankfully,…

On the Road: Lavaux, Montreux, Chillon

For two weeks, I have a friend here visiting me. We met ten years ago, so after the past several months of being apart, it’s really great to see her again! I’ll be posting a few times to share pictures from our adventures. Last week, we went on a walk in Lavaux.  After getting hot and…

On the Road: Västerås, Sweden 

I’m in Västerås, Sweden for the weekend to visit my friend Alice, whom I met last year while she was on exchange at Nebraska Wesleyan University. It’s great to see her again (it’s been six months!), and after being friends for more than a year, it’s so great to finally see her home and meet…

Verdun

This weekend, I went to Verdun, France with some classmates and professors. The village is surrounded by World War I battlefields, with reconstructed trenches, tunnels, and a fortified citadel. Thanks to a great group of students, good food, and some very knowledgeable professors and tour guides, the trip was . . . what word can…

On the Road: Milan

I arrived in Milan Thursday night for an extended weekend with two friends I met at NWU. Alessandro moved back here after graduating in May, so he’s been our most excellent tour guide and interpreter. I’ve actually written quite a bit, but as it’s all in my notebook and I’m too lazy to type it…