While in Florence, Italy for a 3-month study-abroad program, it came to light that I needed to travel outside the Schengen Zone as often as possible! The U.K. actually presented the easiest option for me, and when I found out a good friend was on holiday in London, that sealed the deal! The ticket from Pisa was under $100, and the hour bus ride from Florence to Pisa was under $10. I actually booked the plane ticket in the back of my taxi cab to the bus station – the first cab I’d ever taken that had its own wi-fi – and in Florence that is a HUGE bonus! Anyway, I felt like such a jet-setter! I know my friend Lyndsey from when I worked in the music business, and also got to make a new friend, an American living in London, Carrie. We had a great time together criss-crossing the city, as you can see by the photos below! London is great, and there are layers and layers of things to do, but don’t forget to plan for plenty of spending cash. Even on a student budget, it was the most expensive place I visited on this grand adventure!!