Travel Log

At the age of 23, I like to think that I've traveled quite a lot for a small town girl (yes, I know you want to start playing the Journey song now).  Even before I graduated high school, I was lucky enough to hop the pond and start exploring the European cultures that I have a romance with.

Below is a list of places that I've traveled to for a period of time as well as lived for a few different places. The highlights of each trip are listed below.  Some places may surprise you. The travel spots that I've been range from domestic U.S. destinations to the many cities that I've been to in Europe.  Stay tuned for new updates!

Besides the list below, I've also had a chance to visit many more places in the United States and Canada including Orlando, Niagara Falls, Las Vegas, many areas of California, the Adriondacks, Memphis, Chicago, & New York City...to name a few.

(All photos are my own.)

Quebec City, Canada
-9th Grade of High School (March 2005)


Washington, D.C.
-11th Grade of High School (April 2007)


San Diego, California
-May 2009


Boston, Massachusetts
-Lived there between June- August 2010 for Internship with Office of Governor Deval Patrick
-Room was two minutes from the Boston Common
-Traveled to Salem, Concord, & Walpole
-Went whale watching
-JFK Presidential Library


Dublin, Ireland
-August 20- 25, 2010
-Stayed at Trinity College
-St. Patrick's Cathedral & Christ Church's Cathedral
-Temple Bar
-Rivey Lifey
-Molly Malone, Pavee Point, & Kilmainham Gaol
-Took in a play at the Abbey Theatre


Belfast, UK
-August 26- 30, 2010
-Peace Murals- Unionist and Nationalist Sides (Falls Road & Shankhill Road)
-Sinn Fien's Office
-Belfast City Hall
-Luna with a Hula
-Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
-Giant's Causeway
-Dunlace Castle
-Royal Crown Pub & Saloon


London, England, UK
-Lived there for a semester abroad through Syracuse University London Program (Fall 2010)
-Flat was in South Kensington
-Attended Remembrance Sunday (10 feet away from the Queen)
-Acted out "Feed the Birds" at St. Paul's
-Numerous musicals and plays
-Toured inside of Buckingham Palace
-Stonehenge & Salisbury



Southborne, England, UK

Blue Mosque
Istanbul, Turkey
-Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace
-Hagia Sophia & the Harem
-Basilica Cistern * Divan Yolu
-Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar
-Galata Bridge, Suleinmaniye Mosque, & the Rustem Pasa Mosque
Blue Mosque, Theodosia Walls, Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, & Church of St. Saviour


Copenhagen, Denmark
-City Hall, Courthouse, & the Royal Gardens
-Round Tower & the Holy Church of the Trinity
-Palace & Changing of the Guard
-Hans Christian Anderson Museum
-IceBar Kobenhaven 


Cornwall, England, UK
-Trip through HOST UK
-Lived with a British family in Tintagel for a weekend
-Pastow, Ladhyrdock, the Eden Project, & Boscastle


Athens, Greece
-National Gardens, Parliament, & Syntagama Square
-Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, & Parthenon
-Original Olympic Stadium & 2004 Olympic Stadium
-Highest hill in city for sunset
-Piraeus (Harbor Area of Athens)


Rome, Italy
-Trevi Fountain
The Coliseum & Roman Forums
-Pantheon
-Tons of traditional food & gelato
-Spanish Steps



Vatican City
-Audience with the Pope
-St. Peter's & the Vatican
-Sistine Chapel

Schobrunn Palace & Gardens
Vienna, Austria
-Hofburg Palace & Mozart Statue
-Tried Schnitzel & German Potato Salad
-Mozart and Straus Concert in Gold Hall
-Schobrunn Palace & Gardens
-Apple Streudal Show (I guest starred!)
-Vienna's Famous Ferris wheel


Pembrokeshire, Wales
-October 31- November 8, 2010
-Encompass: Journey of Understanding
-Pembroke Castle
-Coasteering, Canoeing, and Hiking



Brussels, Belgium
Travled via the Eurostar
-Fritland
-Toured the European Parliament
-Grand Palace, Mannikan Piss
-Structures from the 1958 World Fair (Brussels)

Lake of Love in Bruges
Bruges, Belgium
-Lake of Love


Krakow, Poland
-Christmas Market in Krakow's Square
-St. Mary's Cathedral
-Schindler's Factory
-Auschwitz I & Auschwitz-Birkneau


Lockerbie, Scotland
-Toured the Remembrance Garden for the victims of flight Pan Am 103 (35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University were killed on December 21, 1988)


Washington, D.C.
-Lived there between June- August 2011 for an internship with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
-Lived near Union Station
-Numerous historical places and museums
-Top of the Washington Monument (1 week before earthquake!)
-Congressional Baseball Game
-Alexandria, VA



Mount Vernon, VA
-Summer 2011


Gettsyburg, PA
-Summer 2011



Washington, D.C.
-January 2011
-Politics and Media Seminar through the Washington Center
-MLK Memorial


Boston, MA
-March 24, 2012
-Elite 8 Basketball Game for Syracuse University 
-Naismeth Hall of Fame



London, England, UK
-Moving back for graduate school at LSE



Croyde Bay, North Devon, UK
October 19-21, 2012
MPA 2012 Retreat


Dover, UK
November 3, 2012



Chatsworth House, Devonshire, Peak District, UK
November 16th, 2012

Headed home to Central New York for a month for Christmas 2013. 


Princeton, New Jersey, USA
February 7-10th, 2013
JPIA 2013 Reading Weekend



Dublin, Ireland
-February 14-17th, 2013



Oxford, UK
February 23rd, 2013



Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-March 1st- 3rd, 2013
-Weekend Getaway to Explore the City 



Prague, The Czech Republic
March 8-10th, 2013
-Celebrated my 23rd Birthday



London, England with my Dad
-March 25th- 28th, 2013


 Salisbury, England
-March 27th, 2013


Stonehenge, England
-March 27th, 2013


Bath, England
-March 27th, 2013


Dublin, Ireland
-March 29th- April 2nd, 2013

Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Limerick, Galway, and Bunratty Castle, Ireland
-March 30th, 2013

Blarney Castle & Cork, Ireland
-April 1st, 2013

Berlin, Germany
-April 3rd-4th, 2013


 Paris, France
-April 6th- 10th, 2013

 Palace of Versailles, France
-April 6th, 2013
Giverny, France
-April 6th, 2013

 Normandy D-Day Beaches, France
-April 7th, 2013

 Arras and Vimy Ridge, France
-April 8th, 2013

 Edinburgh, Scotland
-April 11th- 14th, 2013


Scottish Highlands, Scotland
-April 13th, 2013

 Verona, Italy
-April 15th- 17th, 2013

Venice, Italy
-April 17th- 19th, 2013
-Islands of Burano, Murano, and Torcello 

Seneca Falls, NY 

Connecticut & New York, NY

Portsmouth/Hayling Island, England
-Annual MPA Retreat

Bucharest, Romania
-Brasov & Dracula's Castle

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Munich, Germany
-Romantic Road Castles & Bavaria 

Bristol, England

Wilkes Barre, Scranton, & Hershey Park, PA
-December 27th-29th, 2013
-College Reunion in Hershey, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA Area