The World’s Florence | What to See, Do and Eat in Florence, Italy

Ahh, Florence. The birthplace of the Renaissance, the capital of beautiful Tuscany. It was once home to the likes of Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi, the Medici, and just last fall –  me. Every day from August to December of 2016, I was lucky enough to stroll those famous terracotta-colored streets and check out the local foods … More The World’s Florence | What to See, Do and Eat in Florence, Italy

My Florence

We’ve finally come to the (almost) end of my abroad blog. I’ve been tossing around ideas on how to close the curtain on this digital adventure for some time now. When I closed the curtain on the real-life adventure, it involved lots of running around town and seeing and eating all that I could in … More My Florence

Adventures in Verona

Verona might just be the most under-rated city in all of Italy. Ever since I first read Romeo and Juliet, I’d wanted to see Verona. Even just walking through other Italian cities, I often found myself saying something like, “This looks just like how I pictured Romeo and Juliet!” So after two days in Venice, I … More Adventures in Verona

Wandering Venice

Before I even knew I’d be studying in Florence, I dreamed of going to Venice. The sparkling city on the water, full of extravagant elegance at every turn, was like a far-off fairy tale to me. It was something out of the pages of an ancient romantic story, its pages telling of mysterious and festive masquerade … More Wandering Venice

My Celtic Adventure | Blarney Castle and Last Days in Dublin

The next morning, the time came to leave Annascaul. We boarded the bus after an early breakfast at the hostel for our last day with our tour. Today’s agenda: the Blarney Castle and Guinness Storehouse. We spent much of the morning at the Blarney Castle, and it’s a testament to the castle’s size and intricacy … More My Celtic Adventure | Blarney Castle and Last Days in Dublin