CrosbyGraceTravels, Intentional Life, Purpose, Reflection, Uncategorized

Start Building a Life of Purpose TODAY: My 3-Step Process

It's always the moments of crushing despair that bring you back to what's really important in life. Things like getting laid off from your job, failing your final exam, losing a loved one, or in my case, getting rejected from all of my dream companies after several rounds of internship applications, interviews and tremendously high… Continue reading Start Building a Life of Purpose TODAY: My 3-Step Process

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, 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

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

A Home Among Strangers: Meeting My Host Family

After a five hour car ride to Miami, a nine hour plane ride to Madrid, a five hour layover, a one hour plane ride to Seville, and another two hours at the airport, you would think I'd had enough excitement for one day. But no. The real fun was about to begin. It was finally… Continue reading A Home Among Strangers: Meeting My Host Family

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

It’s Finally Happening! My Pre-Departure Hopes, Fears, and Goals

A lot of people may not know that I used to live in the Netherlands. I was a ten-year old bubbly blonde running around the tiny village of Wassenaar, speaking fluent Dutch to strangers and riding my bike to Langstraat for appelflappens on Saturday mornings. My family and I spent countless weekends in Germany, London… Continue reading It’s Finally Happening! My Pre-Departure Hopes, Fears, and Goals