Adventure, Biking, Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Fitness, Hiking, Uncategorized

The Dark Horse of the West: Sun Valley, Idaho

“You’re going where?!” This was the most common response after telling people where I was jetting off to for a week. The unmistakable crinkle between the brows would form, maybe a slight cock of the head, and I couldn't help but laugh. Because yeah – it did sound a little odd. Never in my life… Continue reading The Dark Horse of the West: Sun Valley, Idaho

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Intentional Life, Life hacks, Purpose, Uncategorized

Stay Informed On the Go: 3 Quick & Convenient Tools

Let's be real – it's kinda fun being the most informed person in the room. You can answer people's questions, offer more solutions at work, and most importantly, not feel like an idiot when people start talking about something intelligent. It's a win-win for everyone. But in today's nonstop culture, it can be hard to… Continue reading Stay Informed On the Go: 3 Quick & Convenient Tools

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Intentional Life, Mental health, Uncategorized

Staying Sane in a Mentally Unhealthy Society

Individualism. The digital age. Success. These are three concepts that describe the world we live in; three concepts that breed hard working, high achieving people. But too much of anything can cause issues, even a world where all our desires are seemingly in reach. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five… Continue reading Staying Sane in a Mentally Unhealthy Society

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Culture, Granada, Itinerary, On a budget, Spain, Uncategorized, Weekend Trip

My First Solo Trip: What I Did In Granada, Spain

This semester abroad has fostered an intense amount of personal growth for me. I've become more relaxed, embrace change, and have managed to steer clear of the anxiety and sadness that often creep into my life this time of year. But the biggest source of growth over the past three months has been my independence.… Continue reading My First Solo Trip: What I Did In Granada, Spain

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Friends, Paris, Reflection, Study abroad, Uncategorized, Weekend Trip

Paris With My Best Friends: A Weekend For The Books

If you would have told me two years ago that I would be snuggled up under the sparkling Eiffel Tower with three of my best friends sipping on cheap bottles of wine, I probably would have laughed in your face. I met Sage, Casey and Anna my very first week of college. And no. I… Continue reading Paris With My Best Friends: A Weekend For The Books

Blogging, Cadiz, Cordoba, CrosbyGraceTravels, Culture, Day trip, On a budget, Reflection, Ronda, Seville, Spain, Uncategorized, Weekend Trip

3 Awesome Day Trips From Seville

Seville's vibrant culture and contagious spirit is not confined to the city limits. It extends outward to the surrounding cities of Andalusia, Spain's most populated autonomous region, with cities that draw travelers from around the world. While Seville is not the most convenient place to fly out of, it is conveniently located a mere 1… Continue reading 3 Awesome Day Trips From Seville

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Culture, Day trip, Food, Itinerary, Spain, Uncategorized, Weekend Trip

48 Hours in Madrid: What to See, Eat & Do!

Traveling through Spain's biggest city in just two days is not for the weak-willed. In a perfect world, I would have spent at least five days in Madrid instead of squeezing everything into two, but if you're like me and 48 hours is the best you can do, here are the attractions and food you HAVE… Continue reading 48 Hours in Madrid: What to See, Eat & Do!

Blogging, CrosbyGraceTravels, Host family, Reflection, Seville, Spain, Study abroad, Uncategorized

Pros and Cons of Living With a Host Family: What It’s REALLY Like

It's a pretty weird concept when you think about it. You take a housing survey, travel to a foreign country, and move into a stranger's home. That's basically it. It's weirdly similar to getting a new roommate, except you don't get much say in the matter other than your responses on the housing survey. You're really… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Living With a Host Family: What It’s REALLY Like

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The Best Tapas Dishes To Try in Spain

I vividly remember the first time I ordered tapas in Seville... it was a disaster! The second I laid my eyes on the enormous menu, I felt the stress building. The unfamiliar names, weird portion sizes, and incredibly low prices were all throwing me off. My Spanish knowledge got me through the translation part, but I… Continue reading The Best Tapas Dishes To Try in Spain