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7 heavenly treats you must eat in Florence, Italy

7 heavenly treats you must eat in Florence, Italy

While I wouldn’t classify myself as a bonafide “foodie,” I do have a soft spot for all things snacks and sweets, I’m talkin’ gelato and fried zucchini! Despite my tempestuous relationship with food involving my being vegetarian plus allergic to basically half of the food pyramid, when in Italy I feel compelled to throw my…

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By Christina, July 10, 2017
A survival guide for spending the summer in Europe

A survival guide for spending the summer in Europe

In 2015 I spent part of the summer in Europe and swore never again to return during the crowded and hot summer months. Especially not to Southern Europe, where the scorching sun is insufferable. Don’t get me wrong, it was an incredible experience. I simply hadn’t anticipated how crowded it would be, throw hot temperatures in the…

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By Christina, June 4, 2017
A day of breathtaking beauty in the Swiss Alps

A day of breathtaking beauty in the Swiss Alps

If variety is the spice of life than Switzerland is the only spice you need. This country offers a smorgasbord of terrain, from the glassy calm waters of Lake Lucerne to the rugged peaks and valleys of the Swiss Alps to the Alpine slopes showered with yellow wildflowers… it’s a visual spectrum that just keeps…

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By Christina, March 31, 2017
A travel guide for the best sightseeing in Lucerne, Switzerland

A travel guide for the best sightseeing in Lucerne, Switzerland

Nestled beneath the sky scraping Alps, conveniently situated in Central Europe, and inhabited by some of the friendliest people anywhere, Lucerne is a vibrant and historic city bursting at the seams with character. From the old town to the Old Chapel Bridge, follow this travel guide for the best sightseeing in Lucerne, Switzerland! Getting There If you’re already…

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By Christina, March 20, 2017
Walking Rome: Strut your way through the city’s best sights

Walking Rome: Strut your way through the city’s best sights

Exploring a big city like Rome on foot can be intimidating when your goal is to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Have no fear! This tour makes walking Rome a treat, featuring iconic landmarks and beautiful scenery. While Rome is a huge city, each neighborhood is lively with its own heartbeat,…

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By Christina, January 28, 2017
Visiting Cinque Terre – The Italian Riviera’s Colorful Paradise

Visiting Cinque Terre – The Italian Riviera’s Colorful Paradise

A colorful coastal paradise, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an heirloom of Italian tradition; visiting Cinque Terre offers a body of five villages that bleeds old-world charm, untouched by modernization. Visiting Cinque Terre You won’t find busy highways or gas stations here… The Ligurian region of Western Italy offers a myriad of vividly colored homes and the best pesto you’ll…

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By Christina, October 14, 2016
Reflections on my first week of study abroad in Florence, Italy

Reflections on my first week of study abroad in Florence, Italy

Ciao friends! Wow, since my arrival in Florence time has flown by so fast! Being reintroduced to the Tuscan lifestyle is so sweet! My three short days spent in Florence last summer were but a glimpse of all of the amazing virtues of this glorious city. It’s like watching a preview of a really great film as opposed to…

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By Christina, June 24, 2016
Rome – The Appian Way and Countryside

Rome – The Appian Way and Countryside

If Rome were a person, she’d be that relative you have that is in her golden years… the one you look to for advice who is a deep well of wisdom and life lessons, but the lines on her face tell of the adversities and challenges she’s had to overcome to survive. In essence, Rome is…

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By Christina, May 17, 2016
Italy’s bustling underdog – a glimpse of Naples

Italy’s bustling underdog – a glimpse of Naples

When planning a trip to Italy, Naples hadn’t crossed my mind. Roman ruins? Absolutely. The Florentine Renaissance? A must. Exploring the romantic canals of Venice? Sign me up. But Naples? It simply wasn’t on my radar, but after my trip there I can confidently say it’s worth visiting. Here’s a glimpse of Naples for those bold enough to visit…

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By Christina, May 13, 2016
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