1st Week Back

Europe, Genoa, Italy, Liguria
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

And what a week it’s been! Despite drama of a lost bag (that was eventually found), we’ve gotten an amazing introduction to the city, visited Turin, took a boat along the coast, sketched, and visited a couple museums. If you saw my last post, you would have seen that we (the study abroad group) went ... Continued

Barcelona Video and Photo Diary

barcelona, Europe, Spain
Monday, September 08, 2014

Barcelona from Jeanne Michelle Canto on Vimeo. Barcelona: One of my favorite cities ever. I love the vibe, I love the grittiness, I love it’s bohemian residents. In 2012, I spent a week here and I knew I had to come back. Luckily, I had the opportunity to stop by for another week before heading ... Continued


Friday, September 05, 2014

Flashpacking: It’s 2014’s revamped version of backpacking. Basically flashpacking is traveling with lots of cool technology and gear. This includes stuff like cameras, computers, and smart phones. Long gone are the days of just backpacking with a map, us new-age travelers want to keep our iPhone maps with us and look for the ever important ... Continued

Visiting El Platja d'Es Codolar

barcelona, beach, costa brava, el codolar, guide, travel
Monday, September 01, 2014

The other day, I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram (*like* *like* *like*, you know the drill) and came upon the most beautiful picture of a beach I had ever seen. I was awestruck; the water was turquoise and glittering, and both sides of the beach were flanked by cliffs. I then noticed it was geotagged, ... Continued

Las Puertas del Raval

barcelona, graffiti, raval, travel
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Barcelona is known for it’s gritty-bohemian vibe. It’s shops, people, lifestyle, and walls ooze this attitude in the form of personal style, aged facades, grunge shops, and street art. El Raval, just east of La Rambla, is a neighborhood who’s inhabitants take this lifestyle to heart; the area is culturally diverse, very tattooed, full of vintage stores, boasts a ... Continued