Last Minute Luggage

Preparing to head back to the States is a bittersweet moment. Buying souvenirs for loved ones along with something special for yourself to remember your time abroad can be fun-until you begin to pack.  Being ambitious at the beginning of the semester, I came to Florence with only a carry on and one checked bag. […]

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6 Places Off of The Beaten Path in Paris

The main attractions of Paris are flooded with tourists. If you need to get away from the crowds of the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre there are plenty of options to choose from. Luckily the city has some hidden spots that will get you away from the crowds and show you a different side of Paris. 1. […]

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Drinking in the Ruins

Take an old building, whether it’s an abandoned supermarket or apartment, add some mismatched furniture and serve drinks. That is the simple concept behind the ruin pubs of Budapest. History of the Neighborhood In the ruins of the Jewish neighborhood on the Pest side of Budapest, lies one of the best kept secrets of the city. The […]

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So You Lost Your Luggage…Now What?

Losing a suitcase is a traveler’s worst nightmare. But it’s not the end of the world and there’s a few things you can do to get it back. Before you go on vacation Take pictures While packing for a trip take pictures of your suitcase and its contents. By having photos not only is it […]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know about Salzburg

In western Austria on the Salzach river lies Salzburg, a city that looks straight out of a fairytale. Known as the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop for The Sound of Music, there are a few things that many don’t know about the Austrian city. 1. Salzburg means “salt fortress” With a rich mining area around […]

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7 Reasons to Visit Prague

Prague is a cultural destination unlike any other. An ancient city embracing modern updates, walking through the city will leave you wondering if you have stepped out of a fairy tale or into the future. From food to landmarks, these are a few reasons to visit the historical city. The John Lennon Wall While its namesake […]

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How to Rome in a Day

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t see the major sites of the ancient city in a quick day trip. With a little planning, and help of public transportation, anyone can experience the sights of Rome with only a few trips over cracked pavement. Before You Go: From Florence, the […]

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