What to Do When it Snows During Spring Break

God forbid it ever snows during your spring break.

This past March, my friends and I took a road trip to Arizona expecting the sun, the warmth, and the good ol’ Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, on one of the days, we were transported to the set of Narnia. I tried to escape the freezing temperatures of Chicago where I live 66 percent of the year and where the temperature is negative 88 percent of the time, but alas, the fates had other plans.

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Why Arizona is a Desert Dream

Over spring break, I took a road trip with my friends across Arizona. I touched down Phoenix just a few hours before sunset. After grabbing a burger and fries from Wendy’s, I of course ran across walkalator after walkalator to catch an unobscured view of the tinted sky. 

A guy saw me snapping with my DSLR and whipped out his camera phone. “I should take some photos too,” he said. Within 30 minutes, the sky had changed hues from a baby blue to a bright orange to soft pink. Just before it dipped into the horizon, the sun set the clouds ablaze in a fiery red.

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What to See In Glasgow

I watched Mamma Mia in London’s West End the first month I was studying abroad in London, and there was a line from ABBA’s “Super Trouper” I couldn’t shake off. Donna, the mother, sings about calling one of her lovers from Glasgow. The song was catchy, but all I could think about was how I had never been to Glasgow and how I was in England which wasn’t too far from Scotland and because Scotland was in the U.K. I could actually potentially visit Glasgow because I had the visa for it.

Needless to say, I visited Glasgow.

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