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A Carnival comparsa dance competition in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Carnival Paints the Night Sky in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Amelie Van Hess, Assignment Editor April 6, 2024

By day, the island of Gran Canaria in February is the picture-perfect beach destination: summer-like temperatures even in the winter months and oceanside seafood restaurants overflowing with the flavors...

The Negroni at Le Club Sushita in Madrid. Instead of traveling across Europe, the writer enjoyed a staycation with her sister.

A Semana Santa Staycation

Anna Benzel, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

As Semana Santa started, the streets of Madrid grew in size. Many Madrid locals escape the city for a week, perhaps to Mallorca or the Costa Brava, to soak up the sun. While I envied my friends...

A view of London Bridge.

24 Hours in… London: A Travelogue

Lilla Orbán and Ashlan Wilburn April 4, 2024
The had never been to London, they had a free place to stay and the round-trip ticket cost only 40 euros. But what they didn't have was time.
A rainbow peaks from behind the Eiffel Tower on a winter day.

Postcard from…Paris, City of Love

Schuyler Moore, Contributing Writer April 3, 2024

The 16th Arrondissement in Paris holds arguably the most popular spot in all of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. The area surrounding it is filled with classic Parisian architecture, and the streets of white buildings...

Visiting San Sebastián in the Off-Season

Visiting San Sebastián in the Off-Season

Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2024

As the cold rain dripped down my face and my thin long-sleeve shirt turned from a mustard yellow to a light brown, I began to question my decision of going to the aquarium in San Sebastian. Right next...

Personal Essay: So, What Happens After Graduation?

Personal Essay: So, What Happens After Graduation?

Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2024

Arriving at the Madrid-Barajas airport half asleep, Laila and I slowly made our way through the airport to the newly renovated Burger King in terminal one. Our hunger and exhaustion made it challenging...

Postcard from… Sicily

Alexandra Hammond, Contributing Writer March 17, 2024

Sicily, once known mainly for its Mafia legends, is filled with clean, mountainous, beach towns. But unlike the rest of the  Italian island, Palermo, the capital city, does not feel tourism-worthy....

A goodbye post from the author, who covered her airport-sleep challenge live on X.

AS IT HAPPENED: Sleeping in the Dublin Airport

Anna Godlewski, Contributing Writer December 8, 2023
Our reporter had an early morning flight. So she did what any study abroad student might do. Was it fun? Next question.
This view was one of the authors rewards when she screwed up her courage to spend four days in Lisbon on her own.

Personal Essay: When Growing Up Means Traveling Alone

Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023
To celebrate adulthood, the author took her first solo trip: five days in Lisbon.
Colorful houses with balconies lend charm to the small Conde Duque neighborhood.

Conde Duque: A Hidden Gem between Malasaña Cool and Gran Via Commerce

Agatha Thomas, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Lodged between Gran Vía, the boisterous tourist epicenter of Madrid, and Barrio de Malasaña, the hippest student area in the capital, lies a hidden gem. For the expanse of four blocks, the bustling city...

Passengers tote luggage on a moving sidewalks at Gatwick airport in England.

Postcard from…Gatwick Airport

Lara Mitchell, Contributing Writer November 5, 2023

In the ambience of the airport, groups of people wait eager for the gate information to be revealed. As the screen flickers and the numbers appear, crowds that were previously at a stand-still pick up...

A Sunday evening in the Bairro Alto of Lisbon.

Quick Breaks: Lisbon Lures Students with Castle and Cod

Anna Godlewski, Contributing Writer November 3, 2023

Sitting on the Southwest border of Spain, Portugal is a very accessible travel destination for SLU students. The distance between Madrid and Lisbon is just under 400 miles, either a 6 hour drive or 1.5...

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