Must-have apps you need to download before traveling Europe

Ciao ragazzi!! When I think about the fact that college students used to spend a semester in Europe before the invention of smartphones…my mind is blown.  During my four months abroad, I spent more time on my smartphone than I did on my hair (which is saying something).  There were a few times when I…

Malta Bucket List

Malta is a beautiful country filled with culture, history and some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world…and all my uncultured ass could focus on was trying to find the location where Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo’s wedding was filmed.  Game of Thrones fans, you get it.  Thankfully, by the end of the trip…

Cheers Your Way through Europe

Can you guess the single most exciting thing for a 20 year-old American college girl moving to Europe? You guessed it.  The drinking age. Not that all my interests revolved around hitting the booze, but it definitely was an added bonus.  Growing up in a country that allows you to die in a war, get…

A Weekend in Paris

Ah, Paris.  Or, Parigi, as the Italians say.  Even the 40 degree, cloudy and raining weather we struggled through couldn’t destroy this city’s famous charm.  Late in March of this year, I was lucky enough to snag a €60 RyanAir flight from Rome to Paris’ ORLY airport.  In addition to a flight that cost less…

When in Rome…EAT as the Romans do

Everyone knows that Italy is responsible for some of the best food in the world.  Take it from someone who’s lived there, it’s true.  Although not the place to go if you’re buying into the low-carb craze, Rome has more than it’s fair share of delicious Italian cuisine.  However, sometimes the sheer amount of restaurants…

How to Pack for a Semester Abroad

Personally, I think the hardest part about moving abroad for a semester was figuring out how to pack.  I spent weeks stressing over every last item, worried that all the American products and conveniences I was used to wouldn’t be available in Italy.  Luckily, I had a few good friends who had been abroad previous…

Four Days in Santorini

No visit to Greece is complete without taking the 25 minute plane ride from Athens to the beautiful island of Santorini!  Notorious for being a honeymoon island, although it’s just as fun to explore with a good friend, Santorini is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Greek culture while also catching a killer…