Author: Alison Delaney | Last Updated: 5 Apr 2018
Hi y’all! I am Sierra Abbott of XOXO, Sierra. I am currently a junior at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. My major is public relations with minors in Spanish and nonprofit organizational studies. This semester, I have the incredible pleasure of studying abroad in Seville, Spain, in order to complete my Spanish minor requirements. This is my first solo trip and my first trip overseas, which is exactly what inspired me to launch the Travel section of XOXO, Sierra.
Millennials can be highly overlooked in a world where everyone tends to look down on us. Personally, I believe that my generation has a lot to show the world. We love to travel and we love to share our experiences with the world. Travel has been such a time of growth for me both in my Spanish language skills and overall as a human being. I have learned just how important it is to not simply be a tourist, but to actually educate myself on the history and cultures of the places that I visit. That is why I love having the opportunity to share my experiences of traveling this beautiful world.
The past couple of months have been filled with adventures beyond my wildest dreams. From living with a host family in Seville to learning how to make paella and sangria at a cooking class in Barcelona (still trying to forget about getting my phone stolen here…). So far my travels have been limited to Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar (which is a lot more than other people back home from my little bubble of Oklahoma can say). I am excited for what my future travel plans hold as I already have trips planned to the European countries of (London) England and (Paris) France. Not to mention a cruise planned in June after my study abroad program to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. And hopefully many more travels after that.
Spontaneous moments and the unexpected have been some of the most meaningful moments of my adventures abroad. I am excited to continue to share the stories of a girl from Oklahoma traveling the world and learning more than she ever could in a classroom.
Check out my travels and follow along on this incredible journey with me.
- Blog: www.xoxosierra.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/xoxosierra_
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xoxosierraa/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/sierraabbott_