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In The Art of Travel, Paris, 12. Free topic #2 by Tessa1 Comment

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and all of my friends from home returning to our town to celebrate the holiday, something we typically do together, I can’t help but think about home right now.  Of course it is weird to not be home and there is that bit of homesickness that inevitably arises during this time, but, for me, …

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Blue & Rose

In The Art of Travel, Paris, 10. The Art of Place by Tessa1 Comment

I have been fortunate enough to be able to take a class at NYU Paris about Medieval French art and architecture.  This class takes us across the city, looking at churches like Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, and Saint Denis, but also to museums like the Louvre and the Cluny Museum.  While each of these sites has been fascinating and definitely …

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The NYU Experience

In The Art of Travel, Paris, 9. Bubbles by Tessa1 Comment

The bubble is something I am very familiar with.  If there is one thing I’m really able to understand and observe in my personal experiences is this bubble.  I saw it throughout high school in my hometown.  I see it in New York as an athlete at NYU and as a student at NYU.  There is nothing I see more …

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The Highs & Lows of Travel

In The Art of Travel, Paris, 8. Troubles by Tessa2 Comments

I’m actually a really easygoing traveler.  I don’t care how I get somewhere, or how long it takes, as long as I can eventually get there.  I’m not picky about means of transportation (I took an 11-hour bus to Munich for Oktoberfest), or how fancy my accommodation (I slept in a van while traveling Iceland) is once I’m there as …

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go

In The Art of Travel, Paris, 7. Free topic by Tessa3 Comments

I feel like I haven’t talked much about my travels outside of Paris thus far on this blog, so I want to dedicate this post to exploring some of my travels and some of my upcoming trips.  So far I have been to Milan, Italy, Verona, Italy, Munich Germany, Arles, France, Baux-de-Provence, France, and Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France (as well as Paris, …

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A Moveable Feast

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Paris by Tessa1 Comment

One of the first things that comes to mind for me when I think of Paris is art, cuisine, and literature.  The Louvre stands as one of, if not, the greatest museum in the world.  Filled with art, architecture, and history that spans thousands and thousands of years, it makes a name for Paris as a cultural center for art.  …

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Le Monde

In 5. Political, The Art of Travel, Paris by Tessa1 Comment

Throughout high school I never really followed politics.  I never knew much about what was going on in the world around me, whether domestically or abroad.  Learning more about the political state of my nation and of the world was always something I was interested in, but never really committed to learning about.  Once I reached college and the 2016 …

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In 4. Genius Loci, The Art of Travel, Paris by Tessa1 Comment

My friends always comment on how fast I walk in New York.  If we are walking to dinner, or to class, I am always trying to maximize my stride and minimize the amount of time it takes to get from point A to point B.  This isn’t because I am in a rush, however, it’s just because I get caught …

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At Home in the World

In 1. Greetings, The Art of Travel, Paris by Tessa1 Comment

Hi everyone!  My name is Tessa and I am a junior in Gallatin, concentrating in Marketing, Food Studies, and Media.  Currently, I am spending my fall semester away from the New York campus and instead on the Paris campus.  I have never been to Paris, France, or pretty much anywhere else in Europe so I am extremely excited to begin …