On May 27 I will depart from the land of the free and the home of the brave and immerse myself in the Old Country for more than 50 days. Once I make it over the “big pond,” I will be studying in London for a six weeks, taking side trips to Amsterdam, Scotland and Munich, and then traveling with my bud Rachael for an additional few weeks.

If you’re free for the next six weeks, pack your bags and come along! Or, if you can’t make it, let your imagination travel with me as I visit sites such as Westminster Abbey, taste Italian pastas and feel the cool Mediterranean sea under my feet!

Once I’ve had my fair share of History & Philosophy of Free Speech and The Mass Media in Great Britain: Politics Pin-ups & Propaganda, I’ll have my last cup of tea and run with the bulls (just kidding!). However, Rachael’s and my first stop is Barcelona. After three relaxing days of site-seeing in the Gothic Corner and tomamos el sol “taking in the sun” (the one phrase I remember from six years of Spanish), we will head to Italy. Though I’ve been there before, it will be Rachael’s first time. Thus, I thought it was only necessary to climb to the top of the Duomo in Florence and take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice. Once we’ve had our fun there, we are headed to Lake Como, which will be a first for me! Next stop: Zurich, Switzerland…I hope I have enough money by the time we get here! If my wallet isn’t empty after that, we are finishing our rendezvous in Paris!

If you’ve been to any of these places and recommend restaurants, museums or shops, please leave a comment!

…See you in London!