Solo Travel

By Kalina Davis   If you had the chance to travel on your own, would you take it? When I studied abroad in Rome, I was presented with an opportunity to travel by myself to Munich. It was an idea that scared me, one that was definitely outside of my comfort zone. My family back […]

Leaving Margin

By Kalina Davis   “Okay, first we go this way,” my roommate, Taylor said, taking charge of the group and walking with purpose. It was our second day in the magnificent city of Rome. My five roommates and I had gotten settled into our apartment, and were ready to take on the city. Our study […]

Taking it Easy in Ireland

By Kalina Davis For years I dreamed of gracefully skipping through the rolling green hills of Ireland that I saw in movies and photographs. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out the way you imagine them. There I was in those rolling green hills, but instead of majestically frolicking, I was running. And not just a […]

Learning from Other Cultures

By Kalina Davis  “Americans have watches, but they have no time; Africans don’t have watches, but they have much time.” These are words I heard from a local while I was in Zambia. They were simple words. But they were challenging words. What did they imply about the American culture? What did they imply about […]

The Joy of Travel

By Kalina Davis   Despite the forecast that had promised clouds and rain, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. It was the perfect day. I leaned against the side of the boat and closed my eyes, letting the wind blow through my hair. There I was on a private boat tour in […]

A Roman Gelato Obsession

By Kalina Davis   Gelato. Italy’s masterpiece. And my weakness. Traveling to Rome presents such wonderful opportunities, but one thing that you absolutely cannot miss out on is the gelato. When I studied abroad in Rome, eating gelato was easily one of my favorite parts, leaving me at least five pounds heavier on my arrival […]

Hidden Treasures

By Kalina Davis The scene in front of me looked like it belonged inside of a fairytale. It was a small cavern near the bank of a stream, covered in moss and other greenery. A hole on top allowed the sunlight to pass through, making drops of water glimmer. It looked like a dwelling for […]