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
My friend and former roommate from Italy, Molly King, combined some clips from our time abroad into a short video. I hope you enjoy it!
Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is the name of my school here in Florence. When I'm not in class or out exploring a new city, LdM clubs are a fun way to get involved. Cooking Club I was able to prepare and enjoy five different Italian appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Each Thursday morning for five weeks,… Continue reading LdM Clubs
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
Spring Break: March 26 - April 2 Berlin, Germany | March 26-28 Ireland | March 29-30 Amsterdam, Netherlands | March 31-April 1 Brussels, Belgium | April 2 Valencia, Spain | April 6-10 Split, Croatia | April 14-17 Florence, Italy | April 20-28 Sorrento, Italy | April 29-May 1 Rome, Italy | May 6
With eight weeks down and only seven more to go, I've reached the halfway point of my semester abroad. I am having the absolute time of my life exploring other countries and immersing myself in the Italian culture. I don't want it to end! The Italian way of living is much different than in the… Continue reading Halfway Point
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
Transportation around Florence is not all that necessary since everything is within a 15 minute walk, but occasionally it's nice to leave the inner city center and experience the surrounding cities. My first attempt at riding the city bus here in Florence: Called ATAF, each ticket only costs €1.20 and can take you as far as… Continue reading Travel Tips