Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Booking Flights

I finally booked my flight from CVG to GVA for Music10. I thought about flying into FRA, but prices ended up being the same. Fortunately we spent a little under $1300. We will spend an extra day in Geneva, but there are youth hostels available.

This wasn't without hassle. My friend Rebecca and I thought we found our perfect itinerary on only to find out that the returning flight we wanted was no longer available. (We discovered this after talking to an agent. Grrr...)

Anyway, the flights are booked. My only worry is that we have to catch a 7:30 AM flight out of GVA on Monday morning (July 5).

Also, this will be the first time I am celebrating Independence Day outside of the States. Sad.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Me vs. the Icelandic Volcano

Yikes. I still haven't purchased my tickets yet. I'm a little scared about figuring out the travel logistics, especially because online sites like Travelocity don't refund your money if you mess up your plans.

I also heard the volcano mess might cause travelers to reconsider their vacation plans to Europe, so therefore ticket prices might drop. Is this true?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

76 Days until Music10

In February I was accepted into the Music10 festival in Blonay, Switzerland. I'm pretty excited about this, although I've only traveled abroad one other time in my life (to Croatia, no less). I hope to write my experiences (and my joys and stresses) over the next few weeks to (1) let others know of this amazing festival and (2) encourage students like myself to take advantage of short study-abroad programs. In the meantime, I must work on a piece for the festival!