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A Diary of Travels Abroad

A Diary of Travels Abroad
At a 2014 estate sale in Michigan was found a little blue leather Travels Abroad diary written by a then-24-year-old American woman.

Judy B graduated from college, left her family and sweetheart behind, and set off for two months of traveling through Europe with a student tour group and leader.

While brief, the entries provide a glimpse into the daily life of an American girl in Europe during the summer of 1958. Here we present Judy’s travelogue, published day-by-day as it was written, 57 years later.