Florence, Italy, Travel

Final Thoughts

I've been home for over a week now and I still can't wrap my head around how much these past four months have meant to me. There truly is no better time to travel than in college. With no permanent responsibilities or a full time job, there is more freedom at this point in my… Continue reading Final Thoughts

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Florence

Life at Lorenzo

Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is a study abroad institution located in Florence, Italy. The school works closely with Iowa State University's study abroad center. Location: LdM is located right in the center of historical Florence; however, I was surprised to find out the institute doesn't have a central campus. All of the buildings with LdM classrooms,… Continue reading Life at Lorenzo

Florence, Italy

Florence For Free

Florence holds rich history from the Italian Renaissance era, and all of the landmarks, churches and museums located around the city center are extremely popular for both locals and tourists. On the first Sunday of every month, Florence opens some of its spectacular museums for free admission. My roommates and I didn't hesitate to take advantage of this. Accademia… Continue reading Florence For Free

Amsterdam, Belgium, Berlin, Dublin, Ireland, Travel

Spring Break

Feeling adventuresome, my roommate Lauren and I put together a full schedule for our week off from classes. With plans to travel to four different countries, we began our busy journey in Berlin. Berlin, Germany A city full of rich history from the time Hitler came to power. We downloaded Rick Steve's Berlin City Walk audio… Continue reading Spring Break

Florence, Photography, Travel

Photo Journal

Florence, Italy | January 31 - February 08   Venice, Italy | February 11   Verona, Italy | February 12   Interlaken, Switzerland | February 16-19   Prague, Czech Republic | February 23-26   Fiesole, Italy | March 3   Florence, Italy | March 2-6   Paris, France | March 10-11   Naples, Italy and… Continue reading Photo Journal

Italy, Travel

Coastal Cities

Naples, Italy Best known as the birthplace of pizza and for the archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Naples was an interesting historical stop. Chase and I decided to visit the ruins of Herculaneum, which much like Pompeii, was heavily damaged due to an eruption from Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. It was incredible to… Continue reading Coastal Cities