When we saw free weekends, we quickly filled them with day trips or hostel reservations.
A week before I left for Australia, I received a barrage of emails from distant relatives wishing me safe travels, asking for pictures and urging me to make the most of my time abroad.
“Never sit still,” my uncle wrote.
As I tick the days off my calendar, I am hyper-aware of just how little time I have here. I want to see as much of this country as physically possible, so that Saturday night planning session was more than necessary. My friends and I are all afraid we might miss something, so we have plans to go somewhere new just about every weekend.