3 Reasons to Study Abroad

Study abroad is a popular program that takes in place in both undergraduate and graduate universities, and even in some high schools. The purpose of the program is to expose people to a different way of learning, to engage students in a unique way, and to open eyes to the various opportunities located around the world. Each study abroad program is different from school to school – but they have the same end goal.  Continue reading “3 Reasons to Study Abroad”

Decatur Glassblowing

Disclaimer: I paid full price for this class, and these are my honest opinions.

9:00PM on a Sunday. Most people are either scrambling to finish their homework, getting ready for the week ahead, or already in bed. Usually, those are the activities consuming my Sunday evenings as well – but not on Sunday, October 15. Instead, that night, I found myself at Decatur Glassblowing. Continue reading “Decatur Glassblowing”

St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival

Okay guys, I know you have been waiting to hear about my time at the St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival, so here I am! As you may have heard, I won the grand prize package to the St. Simons Food + Spirits Festival concert, which included two VIP Passes to the festival. I decided to take my mom on the trip, and neither of us had been to a food and spirits festival before, so we were definitely excited to see what that weekend had in store for us. Continue reading “St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival”

Take Me Back to Paris

Several years ago, I was introduced to my favorite city and I immediately fell in love. Here’s proof! I was immersed in a completely different world of sounds, sights, and tastes. I didn’t ever want to leave. Honestly, I texted my parents and let them know that I planned to move to Paris.

Even on cloudy days, Paris still impresses me. Sure, I love the city for all the cliche reasons you can think of, but for other simpler reasons as well. I love listening to the rise and fall of the French language. I love seeing people sitting at outdoor cafes, enjoying each other’s company and a cup of coffee. I love how easy it is to get around the city. I love how fresh and amazing the food tastes. I love the way I feel when I’m in Paris. Although I’ve visited this amazing city three times, I’m always stating, take me back to Paris! Continue reading “Take Me Back to Paris”

It’s Official: I’m Going to Japan!

It’s official! This girl is headed to Japan in November with two friends. To say that I’m excited would definitely be an understatement. I’ve always wanted to visit an Asian country, but it always seemed too far and too far out of my reach. Now, it’s actually happening, and I cannot stop smiling! Continue reading “It’s Official: I’m Going to Japan!”

Photo Shoot Attempt in Orlando

Travel blogging consists of a variety of aspects – some that I didn’t really think about when I entered into the blogging community. Not only do you have to possess a deep passion for travelling, you also have to incorporate the various aspects of social media, writing/editing skills, and of course, photography skills. For me, each day that I work on my blog consists of stepping out of my comfort zone, especially when it comes to my photography skills. Continue reading “Photo Shoot Attempt in Orlando”

A Day at the Kennedy Space Center

Are you a space fanatic? Do you love learning about other planets? Come check out my day at the Kennedy Space Center!

I’m down in Orlando, Florida for about a week visiting my cousin, and taking a vacation before everything starts back up in August. In searching for things we should do, we came across the Kennedy Space Center on GroupOn. We both were curious as to what this attraction had to offer, so we purchased tickets on Sunday morning, and headed about an hour away to Cape Canaveral to explore the Kennedy Space Center.

I’ll be honest – my expectations were high, as I’d only heard and read great things. This is important to note, as it might be part of the reason I feel the way I do. Continue reading “A Day at the Kennedy Space Center”

Universal Orlando for the Day

 

Welcome back to Life with Larissa! In the second part of the two-part series of our Florida trip, we focus on our trip to Universal! You can read about our trip to Disney the previous day here. So the day after Disney, my sister, Brit, and I headed to Universal Orlando with our cousin, JoJo, and her co-worker, Ashton. We had the park-to-park admission tickets, so we decided to tackle Islands of Adventure first. As you know, I’m not a roller coaster fan, so I hung out by my lonesome a couple of times while they all decided to ride the more thrilling rides. The first ride they rode was the Hulk. JoJo and Ashton tried to convince me to go on it, but after Ashton described it as ‘shooting us out’, I immediately declined. Continue reading “Universal Orlando for the Day”

Disney World for the Day

A few weekends ago, my sister, Brit, and I were able to travel to Orlando, Florida. We were meeting up with one of our long-time friends for one day, and staying with our cousin for the rest of the days. We also had the opportunity to visit both Disney World and Universal Studios while down there. It was my sister’s first time in both parks, so it was exciting to see her reactions while experiencing the parks. In this two part series of our adventures, you’ll read about our experiences at the parks! This post is dedicated to our time at Disney World! Continue reading “Disney World for the Day”

Photo Essay of Salzburg, Austria

Ever thought about going to Austria? Salzburg should be at the top of your list!

Salzburg is one of the prettiest cities I have ever been to. Each day that I was able to spend there did not disappoint in terms of beauty, and it did not disappoint in other aspects either. I had a great time in the city, and I was able to capture some  of its beauty. Come check out the pictures for yourself, and see if you think I’m telling the truth. Continue reading “Photo Essay of Salzburg, Austria”