Celebrating a good start

Last Spring I competed in and won Notre Dame’s business plan competition. In a short congratulatory talk made by one of the judges to all the finalists he made a point that I’ll always try to remember: Be sure to celebrate even the small things, as he handled a fat cigar with bejeweled fingers.

Well, this afternoon as I was giving my travel skills workshop at NYU London, I sold out of my first weekend adventure: the Gimmelwald ski trip. So, on the way home I decided to step into old world luxury—a cigar lounge on Wardour Street in the West End. There’s not much else out there I enjoy more than chilling in a lounge, puffing a Cuban in leather, overstuffed chairs. So, that’s what I did. Since the ban on tobacco, nearly all cigar lounges have been put out of business, and this one was only grandfathered in because of some tiny loophole in the law. Well, I’ll always appreciate the loopholes.


Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame

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The most fun, exciting, educational, and craziest weekend I had during my semester abroad. You definitely get the maximum bang for your buck with WSA. WSA provided me with an unbelieveable weekend in Budapest. After hearing from my friends about their amazing experiences on WSA trips, I had to see what all the hype was about. I chose to take part in a WSA weekend in Budapest, and I loved every minute of it. The guide, Bogi, was the best! WSA is the perfect blend of an educational/tourist expereince while also allowing for sites off the beaten path as well as kickass nightlife. You won't regret a trip with WSA.

Cooper Cohen, University of Notre Dame ~ University of Notre Dame, London, Spring 2015

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