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, Italy

Halfway Point

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

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

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Ancient Fiesole

Fiesole, Italy - A small town located 30 minutes north of Florence is easy to travel to by bus. Lauren (one of my roommates) and I took a day trip to this quiet town to explore the hills of tuscany. Upon arrival, we stepped off the bus in the city's square, which was smaller than any… Continue reading Ancient Fiesole

Switzerland, Travel

Alpine Adventures

This past weekend, my roommates and I ventured to Switzerland - home of Swiss cheese, Swiss chocolate, Swiss Army knives and of course, the Swiss Alps. My trip was filled with incredible views and adventures. The small town of Interlaken sits far down in a valley between two lakes (Brienz and Thun), with the Swiss Alps surrounding… Continue reading Alpine Adventures

Florence

Everything Leather

Firenze leather markets are a must see. Every day, the vendors wheel in their wooden display carts (which I would imagine is a tough task considering the size of them) and display all their items in an extremely organized, but compact fashion. Each cart fits snug to one another, making room for a countless number of… Continue reading Everything Leather

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Firenze At First Glance

Though I've only been here for a week, I have already learned so much about the city of Firenze (Florence). Between the shopping, weather, social norms, and food, the culture here is so much different from America. I've been enjoying every moment of it! The apartment is in a great location; right next to the… Continue reading Firenze At First Glance