When I was a junior in high school, I was invited to join a friend to visit her older sister at Wellesley College. At the time, I had no interest in attending an all women’s college but was excited to hang out with this friend and to see what a college looked like. Prior to that experience, I don’t think I’d ever been on a college campus before, aside from a trip to Harvard University with my mom when I was a toddler. Upon my arrival, I immediately fell in love with the campus, especially how pretty it looked in the spring time. You can only go so far doing online research. Walking on campus and getting a real feel for the place can help to finalize a student’s college list. Part of my job as a college counselor is to emphasize the importance of college tours, and I decided to walk my talk this past April. Over April vacation week 2017, I went on a college road trip and visited Dartmouth College, University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Middlebury College. It was a whirlwind three days, but I took some good notes and want to share one thing that stood out to me about each place. Every college has something unique and notable about its history and/or campus. Feel free to learn more by clicking below. Enjoy!