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


Arriving Fashionably Late

A traveler’s series of unfortunate events would serve as a perfect title for a story of my travels to Italy. Traveling to Florence was eventful and memorable to say the least. Three friends and I took a direct flight from Minneapolis airport to Amsterdam, then from Amsterdam straight to Florence – or so we thought.… Continue reading Arriving Fashionably Late


Packing My Life Away

As you can probably imagine, squeezing four months worth of clothes, toiletries, and travel items into two large bags and a backpack is not an easy task. Especially when packing for unknown locations. I have to be prepared for snow in Switzerland, the beach in Spain (during the warmer months, of course), and everything in-between! Before I… Continue reading Packing My Life Away


Before It’s Too Late

Like many freshman students attending their college of choice for the first year, I was overly excited and motivated to gain new experiences. I joined numerous clubs, got involved in Greek life, attended freshman dorm events, and went to the many fairs put on by the Memorial Union (the study abroad fair in particular). Rarely would… Continue reading Before It’s Too Late