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

Paris, Travel

Eiffel In Louvre

Ooh la la! A trip to Paris was at the top of my list of places to visit while traveling Europe, and for good reason. Paris has so much to offer, from its many extraordinary landmarks to the unique cuisine, I am so glad I had the opportunity to experience this magnificent city. A couple of… Continue reading Eiffel In Louvre

Florence, Italy

Travel Tips

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