Jump in at Interlaken, Switzerland!

With the cold weather creeping upon us, why not just jump into the winter season with a trip to Switzerland? Located about seven hours from Florence by bus, Interlaken is your quick weekend fix for chocolate, fondue, and a variety of outdoor adventures! The first thing you may notice is that Switzerland is a bit […]

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Le Tour Eiffel

The Secret to Seeing Paris in 2 Days

As a study abroad student, you really don’t have too much time for traveling besides your 2-3 day weekends.  As a friend once told me, “Four months isn’t nearly long enough to see Europe.” And clearly, neither is a few 2-3 day weekends here and there.  I’m here to tell you that with lots of […]

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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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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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4 Things that Happen When You Visit Barcelona

The Dr. Suess town for architecture, traveling to Barcelona is not an experience you will soon forget.  The city is vastly different from small town Florence, so here are 5 things that will happen when you visit. If you think Italians eat late, the dinner time here is even later. There was one night we […]

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What to Expect the Opening Weekend at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is an adventure celebrating one of the greatest things in the world, beer!  The opening weekend of Oktoberfest holds a large ceremony including the tapping of the first keg by the Mayor of Munich, parades, and lots of merriment. To do the day properly, you wake up at 6 am and start getting ready.  You […]

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The Best Sights to See in Barcelona

Barcelona is a hip and funky city, with architecture resembling that of Dr. Seuss.  In this trendy city it can be hard to narrow down the sights to see, especially if you are only visiting for a weekend.  Barcelona is a city that parties all night, and thrives during the day.  There are beaches, clubs, bars, […]

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