Edinburgh & Glasgow, Scotland - January 2024
My first trip of 2024 was to Edinburgh for the third time. Because I have been before, we wanted to try new things that were less touristy. We visited Glasgow and went to museums and a park that had highland cows! We ate foods from around the world and it was cool to see a new part of Scotland!
Mexico City, Mexico - July 2023
My family took a trip to Mexico City. It was our second time in Mexico and we spent most of our time in the big city and got to eat great food and experience the culture. I was amazed at how big CDMX is! It was also a great opportunity to practice speaking Spanish. We went to Teotihuacan to see the pyramids and were taught about the ancient cultures. I learned a lot on this trip about the foods and history behind the culture.
Nevada & Arizona, USA - March 2023
With 13 other people from my school, I went West to Nevada and Arizona. As we drove around the area, hiking and exploring the new sights, we learned about Indigenous People, water conservation, geology, and more. This trip was life changing and I took away so much. Not only did I make a bunch of new friends, I also learned tons of new information!
Edinburgh, UK - January 2023
To start 2023, I went to Edinburgh to explore the city where my sister lives. This was my second time there and I loved it even more than the first time. We had the perfect mix of touristy adventures and a taste of local culture. My favorite parts were attending a ceilidh dance and visiting the Christmas market!
Paris, France & Zagreb, Croatia - November 2022
I traveled to Zagreb, Croatia to compete in the Tap Dance World Championships and made a quick stop in Paris on my way. I loved seeing both cities and it was interesting comparing their differences. Zagreb has unexpectedly become one of my favorite cities I have been to! At the competition, my group--Team USA-- placed 5th overall and I am so proud of my team!
Amsterdam, Netherlands - July 2022
On the way home from Greece, my family and I stopped in Amsterdam. I got to visit the University of Amsterdam and adored being in the city. Amsterdam is a unique and beautiful place that I fell in love with, and I hope to go back. My favorite part was taking a canal tour where I saw the landmarks and heard about the history of the city.
Santorini & Athens, Greece - June 2022
My family and I have always wanted to go to Greece, and our wish came true! We first stopped in Athens and got to visit the ancient ruins that I have read so much about, and then went to Santorini, where we ate delicious food and saw the picture-perfect island up close. I really enjoyed seeing the iconic white cave houses, and exploring the island.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - March 2022
My parents and I took a trip to Puerto Rico, one of the most interesting places I've been to. Not only did I get to practice my Spanish speaking and understanding, I also got to eat some of the best food I've ever had. Exploring the forts around San Juan and hiking through El Yunque National Forest were some highlights of my trip.
Edinburgh, UK - November 2021
I got to visit my sister who goes to the University of Edinburgh over Thanksgiving break. I loved exploring and learning about the historic city. I got to hike Arthurs Seat, visit Edinburgh Castle, and really enjoyed the Christmas market that was filled with people, cuisines, and music from around the world.