By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman When I stepped off the plane at Heathrow Sunday night on our way home from Amsterdam, I breathed a sigh of relief: “We’re home.” This got me thinking, almost at once: is London really home? At what moment does the line between “tourist” and “resident” blur? Is it when […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman On a total whim, my friends and I signed up to go on an “adventure trip.” We found ourselves in Pembrokeshire, middle-of-nowhere Wales hiking, sea kayaking and coasteering around its rocky western coast. I’ve been a big skier for forever and played lots of sports in high school and […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman Thirty hours doesn’t sound like that much, but it ended up being just enough. Barcelona, two hours by plane from where I’m studying in London, is a gorgeous, dynamic city that I was lucky enough to see this weekend. While it was a short trip (we arrived at our hostel […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman After an absolutely amazing week of travel, I’m back home and safe in South Kensington. My friends and I took spring break to the next level by traveling from London to Budapest, Hungary and then making our way over to Lisbon, Portugal. From there, we jetted on home and back […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman Edinburgh, home to less than 500,000 people, is an absolutely amazing city that I was lucky enough to visit this weekend (and if I can feel that way about a place just after an eight-hour bus ride from hell, you know it’s true). 100 mile-per-hour crosswinds (at least, according to […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman If you know me at all, you know I am crazy about the Winter Olympics. From ski jumping to curling to skeleton, there isn’t one event I don’t enjoy watching. As an avid skier and general athletic enthusiast, I grew up on snow (I was a competitive alpine ski racer […]

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By Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman You could get almost anything you’ve ever wanted and more at Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Market. Stretched out along a winding road in downtown London, the famous market takes on a life of its own each weekend. There are booths overflowing with all manner of things, including beautiful jewelry, vintage […]

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Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman Between learning to pour the perfect pint of Guinness, embarking on a hilarious journey with new Irish friends and having a spiritual encounter with a particularly delicious burrito, I had a fantastic time exploring Dublin and Galway this week. When my professor canceled my Thursday class, my roommate and I decided […]

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Margaret Waterman, Staff Writer @mh_waterman A week into my semester abroad, I still feel like it’s not really real yet. I’ve been to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Big Ben, Parliament, pubs (so many pubs) and clubs. I took a boat cruise down the Thames and even visited “Platform Nine and ¾.” Everything is gorgeous and so […]

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