3 Lessons I’ve Learned

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” -Bill Bryson Traveling for extended periods of time isn’t easy on the body. It pushes you mentally and physically. Time zones, food that does … Continue reading 3 Lessons I’ve Learned

Sensory Overload

Everything about India was overwhelming at first. The busy streets, horns constantly honking, people trying to sell you trinkets, the smog in the air, smell of oil wafting from the street vendors- every sense is immediately overcome by new stimuli. I loved it. My experience in the last port we were in, Mauritius, was way more lax and peaceful. I had just spent the day … Continue reading Sensory Overload

South Africa and Other Reflections

Cape Town is officially my new favorite city. It exceeded all of my expectations. Seeing penguins and seals, sand boarding in the sand dunes, going on a safari, hiking huge mountains- there’s nothing you can’t do. I was here for six days but it flew by so fast! So, I just want to take a moment to reflect. I write this as I sit at … Continue reading South Africa and Other Reflections

Entering the Southern Hemisphere

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY CROSSED THE EQUATOR!! I kind of expected there to be boats driving around blasting off fireworks or something a little more dramatic, but the fact that we even crossed it is thrilling enough for me. This is my first time in the Southern Hemisphere if you can’t tell. Semester at Sea takes Neptune Day, the holiday for when we pass the equator, … Continue reading Entering the Southern Hemisphere

4 Days in a Remote Village

Ghana was probably the most memorable four days of my life. Filled with tears, laughter, joy, I can’t even begin to describe all the emotions I experienced. We arrived in Tema, Ghana and hopped onto a bus headed towards a small village called Senase in the northern part of Ghana. I participated in a program called the Senase Homestay Field Program, which I spontaneously signed … Continue reading 4 Days in a Remote Village

Quick Trips & Preparations

Read about my packing, quick trip to London, and my time in Hamburg. I board the ship tomorrow!! It’s so crazy I can’t believe the time is finally here! I’ve wanted to do Semester at Sea since I was in high school when I first heard about it. There was so much preparation going into this trip, it just felt like the day would never … Continue reading Quick Trips & Preparations