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A Weekend in Two Continents

A photo essay Celebrated my 21st birthday by traveling for six hours. This is me eating my birthday cake outside the Florence Airport because...
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The North Island–Must Dos and Must Don’ts

University of Otago is located in the ever-magical, outdoorsy, grand South Island of New Zealand. Because of the scenery from the southern alps to...
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Not to get dramatic here, but art is everything

Not to get dramatic here, but art is everything when it comes down to the pure romanticism of life itself. I am studying abroad...
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So…let’s talk about money

 I don’t even want to say how much I’ve spent in these past two months. It’s…a lot of money. And since I’m studying in...
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What I Learned About Traveling in Europe

Europe is unbelievably small, especially for someone who’s traveled to most of the Midwest by car. I’ve taken two road trips from Chicago down...
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A group of chain-smokers and I walk onto the beach…

Sand. Everywhere. Such a common complaint after a full weekend on the beach. On Friday night, when I arrived at Viareggio, the sun was...
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Lazy Domenica

Florence is a different way of living.  I’ve been a city girl nearly all my life. I used to take a normal 40 minute...
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Dealing with Summit Fever

It was gusting 30 knots (34 mph, 55.6 kph) and we were standing there on a totally exposed set of stairs leading straight up. Stairs...
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Adult Life: Just Cooking and Cars

What type of car insurance do I buy? How long do I cook chicken breast for? Is it okay to keep eggs in the...
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Do Kiwis Use Mayonnaise?

Don’t go grocery shopping jet lagged. I found that out the hard way when I arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand, my study abroad destination,...
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