My pre-finals, weekend trip to Byron Bay stole my heart and had me checking items off my bucket list almost instantly. I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and surfed in allegedly shark-infested waters. This lush, hippy town exudes an infectious quirky, laidback vibe.
I left the Big Apple for the Land Down Under to explore a new perspective. I traded bagels and lox for meat pies and a snowy NYC winter for summer in December to get the true taste of another country and fully immerse myself in its culture.