Unlocking your Phone, All You Need to Know!

What does it mean to unlock my phone? Most carrier provided phones are “locked” meaning they are programed to only work with their specific network. For example, if you purchased a smart phone through AT&T, chances are, it is locked, meaning you can’t take it to T-Mobile or Sprint and use it with their Sim […]

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Top 10 Things You Must Do While In Italy

1. See a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica 2. Take a gondola ride through Venice 3. Witness the sunset over Florence from Piazzale Michaelangelo 4. Watch the Pope speak in Vatican City 5. Ride through the countryside on a Vespa 6. Be a gladiator at he Colosseum in Rome 7. See Romeo & Juliet performed […]

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Cooking Hearty Meals Under 10 Euros

We all know that it can get very expensive living and studying abroad. Between all the eating out at delicious restaurants that are impossible to resist, and the indulging in nightlife on top of that… we ask ourselves where did all our money go?! Here is an amazing recipe that will cost you under 10 […]

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Interlaken: 5 Things to do Under 15 Euro

As the #2 country in the world for extreme sports, Interlaken is an adrenaline junkie’s playground. Activities include skydiving from a helicopter, paragliding over Interlaken, and free falling 300 ft into a canyon attached to a swinging rope. Any one of these activities could make the weekend a highlight of your semester–but why stop there? […]

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Why Travel with Organized Tours vs. Independent Travel

Visiting the John Lennon tribute wall with a group of students in Prague. We here at FlorenceForFun are big advocates of independent travel. Traveling on your own can be an incredibly rewarding experience, one that we all highly recommend trying at least once in your life (even if it’s just a day trip). However, there […]

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What NOT to Do in Italy

Amidst all the excitement of arriving in Florence for the new semester, getting settled into your new apartment, bonding with new roommates and exploring the city, you might have already figured out that there are some MAJOR cultural differences between Italians and the rest of the world. Check out this great article by Fodor’s on […]

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The Eurail Pass: Is it worth it?

Is the Eurail pass worth it? What is the Eurail pass? Do I need one? These are all common questions of a first-time traveler to Europe. In theory it sounds great.. you hear “train discounts” and people start running. Let us break down what the Eurail pass is actually offering and shed some light on […]

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