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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Italy, Travel

LdM Clubs

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

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

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

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

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