The Musée du Louvre

Originally built in 1190 as a fortress, and then turned into a Royal Palace in the 16th century, the Louvre did not officially open as a museum until the French Monarchy moved to the Palace of Versailles in 1793. When the Louvre museum was first opened to the public, it held only 573 paintings. Now, […]

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Meet the Sassy and Smart Ashley Buchanan

Today I am chatting with Ashley Buchanan from History in High Heels. I say chatting rather than interviewing since we have known each other for years and frequently hang out in Florence and travel Europe together. Ashley has successfully combined her three passions; history, fashion and travel, breaking traditional stereotypes of academics, showing the world […]

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Discovering the East Side Gallery

Once the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is now the longest open air gallery in the world. Running a total of 1.3 kilometers, the gallery holds both great beauty and an insight into history. The wall separating  East Berlin and West Germany was officially taken down on November 9th 1989, and immediately 118 artists […]

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Eli Neahous

Eli Neahous Hometown: Park City Illinois College/Major: Stetson University/Accounting Favorite Travel Destination: Croatia Bucketlist Destination: Galapagos Islands Number of Countries Visited: 11 What made you decide to work for FlorenceForFun? FlorenceForFun gives me the ability to meet amazing new people while also fulfilling my need to explore new places. Advice for Study Abroaders? The classes will […]

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Buckets of Fun in Monterosso

Monterosso, one of the 5 villages of “Cinque Terre” is filled with beautiful beaches, fresh fried seafood, pesto, and buckets of fruity drinks. Monterosso is the perfect day trip to discover the beauty of Cinque Terre. Location: Monterosso, Italy, Cinque Terre Photo Credits: Caitlin Brunnock

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Amber Penman

Amber Penman Hometown: East Tawas, Michigan College/Major: Central Michigan University – Communications Favorite Travel Destination: Germany & Ireland (I can’t pick just one!) Bucketlist Destination: South Africa to cage dive with great white sharks! Number of Countries Visited: 13 Study Abroad Program: Florence University of the Arts What made you decide to work for FlorenceforFun? […]

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Anna McNiel

Hello all– My name is Anna, and I am from Melbourne, Australia. In my previous life, I worked as a marketing manager for Ericsson in Australia, but in 2001 I decided to take a year off from work and go to Italy to learn a foreign language. 10 years later, I am still living in […]

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Stephanie McClendon

Stephanie McClendon Hometown: Peoria, Arizona College/Major: Arizona State University, Accounting Favorite Travel Destination: Baños, Ecuador.  It’s just a small town in the mountains. Lots of adventure sports just stuck in the middle of the Andes. Bucketlist Destination: Thailand Number of Countries Visited: 14 Study Abroad Program: I actually didn’t study abroad, but I’ve spent a lot of time traveling […]

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Georgie Gunn

Georgie Gunn Hometown: Forbes, 2871, NSW, AUS College/Major: Media and Communications and Bachelor of Nutrition Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere along the coast of Italy Bucketlist Destination: Ireland Number of Countries Visited: 13 Study Abroad Program: Institute of Michelangelo What made you decide to work for FlorenceforFun? As a student, the FlorenceForFun crew seemed like a […]

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