6 Reasons Why Every Girl Needs to do a Cross-Country Road Trip with Their Best Friend (At Least Once)

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This summer, one of my best friends and I decided to go on a 1,741 mile, 26 hour road trip from Chicago to Arizona. We stuffed ourselves like little sausages into her front two seats, my suitcase and her entire life lodged into the back of her new car like Jenga pieces.

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6 Reasons Why Studying Abroad Is One of the Best Decisions You’ll Ever Make

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I was standing on a ledge right outside of the Cinque Terre train station, and I almost threw up. Not because of the height, not because of the bumpy train ride where I sat backwards and smelled onions the entire time, and not because I happened to get the stomach flu. No. Because of the view. Because of the gorgeous teal-blue water mixed with the grey and brown rocks. Because of the tiny, choppy waves. Because of the cliffs. Because of the little salmon pink and yellow houses that reminded me of Barbie doll homes. Because it wasn’t real. I wasn’t really here, in this seventy degree weather, soaking up how beautiful and astounding the world was.

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