SU student gains experience in Europe
Shippensburg University student Logan Wein traveled across Europe for 11 days, collaborating with businesses and soaking in the culture throughout his trip.
Wein, a communication/ journalism major, reached out to more than 250 brands, including hotels, restaurants, clothing and even hat companies.
“Working with companies was such a valuable experience,” Wein said. “It enhanced my communication skills and gave me great real world experience.”
His journey began on Jan. 9 when he landed in Paris. During his four days in Paris, Wein visited many places such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.
“I honestly fell in love with the Eiffel Tower. Sitting under it late at night and eating a crepe is definitely a moment I’ll never forget,” Wein said.
Next, he took a bus ride to Brussels, Belgium. There he stayed at an Airbnb and spent two days roaming the city. He visited the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate and the Atomium. He took many photos for various brands while in Belgium, and reached out to a few local waffle shops to see if they would give him a free waffle in return for a post on his Instagram story or a mention of their restaurant in his blog.
Next Wein visited Amsterdam, where he saw the 'I amsterdam' sign, which is a common tourist site. He looked around the canals and walked the streets, amazed by the beauty of the city. He also went on the Lovers Canal Cruise and saw the bench from the movie “The Fault in our Stars.” Wein then visited the Anne Frank House, which he said was one of the best things he saw on his trip.
Wein returned to Paris before taking a flight to Keflavik, Iceland. There, he stayed in a small town and had to get a ride from a stranger because there was very little public transportation. He managed to find his way, and the next day he reached the final destination of his trip – the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
As Wein’s trip came to an end, he was thankful he got to capture his whole time in Europe with his camera, GoPro and iPhone.
“It was good to just get away and do my own thing. I’ve dreamt of going on a solo adventure to Europe my whole life, and it’s crazy to think I made it happen,” Wein said.