Young and Fabulous in the French Riviera

My alarm sounded off at the ripe time of 4 AM, but I surprisingly wasn’t tired, even though I had stayed up packing until 12:30. It’s hard to feel unexcited when you’re traveling to one of the most beautiful, and arguably richest, areas of the world. I put on a blue dress, because you have to look somewhat appropriate when hanging out with the wealthiest … Continue reading Young and Fabulous in the French Riviera

Fairly, Lovely Verona

Amidst week three of classes, enjoying the almost 60 degree weather and bright blue skies (apologies in advance to all my friends buried in the New England snow), and packing to visit my parents in Rome this weekend, I’ve finally found some time recap my trip to Verona this past weekend. Verona, for those who don’t know, is the setting of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo … Continue reading Fairly, Lovely Verona

LOVEnice

Blue lagoon water filled with gondoliers rowing their passengers through winding island canal ways is both the picture perfect and realistic representation of Venice, Italy. After waking up at 7 AM, Melissa, and I along with our friends Anna, Francesca, Grace and Hollie boarded a bus for our three and a half hour long ride to Venice. We passed through the northern region of Italy, … Continue reading LOVEnice

The Study in Studying Abroad

This past Saturday was my first official day truly exploring the city. Melissa and I, armed with our Nikon’s, headed out into the winding streets of Florence to visit some touristy areas, but also just to spend the afternoon wandering with no set destination. We walked along the Arno River through the Ponte Vecchio, which is the most famous bridge known for its jewelry stores … Continue reading The Study in Studying Abroad

The Start of New Beginnings

Calling Florence home is like living inside a museum. Everywhere I turn there’s a beautiful terrace with flowers growing through the railings, a 12th century church with exquisite architecture or picturesque building facades. It seems as everything should have a velvet rope in front of it with a sign reading do not touch and that walking past the Duomo on the way to school should … Continue reading The Start of New Beginnings

Don’t Juno I’m Going To Italy

To say my adventure got off to an unexpected start would be an understatement, but I guess that’s why they’re called adventures. The 2015, record breaking blizzard Juno was headed right for Boston at the exact time I was supposed to fly out of the U.S. and into Europe. My original plan was to fly from Boston to Paris, meet up with my roommate Melissa … Continue reading Don’t Juno I’m Going To Italy