Remember when I informed you guys that I was going to Japan? Well, it happened over Thanksgiving break! It was my first time visiting an Asian country, so I was a little nervous and anxious about what to expect. I didn’t speak or read the language. I did give Duolingo a try, but it didn’t help me out too much. Turns out though, I had nothing to worry about. The trip went pretty smoothly, and we only got lost a handful of times! I have so many stories from our trip, but to kick off my Japan posts, I put together a photo essay of Japan to share some of my favorite pictures! Continue reading “Photo Essay of Japan”
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”
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”
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”
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! 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!”
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”
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”
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”
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”