Surviving a Semester Studying Abroad

Study abroad students are an audience so near and dear to my heart since just three years ago I boarded a plane to leave my mom, home town and everything familiar for the longest stretch of time to date.  I look back on that baby version of myself with compassion often.  I loved Florence, I … Continue reading Surviving a Semester Studying Abroad

Escaping Crowds: Going off the Beaten Path while Traveling

Just before I left New York to study abroad for a full semester in Florence, Caryn introduced me to Girl in Florence - American expat ( & immigrant, as she often points out) who wound up in Florence and has become guru for all things Italian.  I scoured through her blog, soaking up all of the recommendations … Continue reading Escaping Crowds: Going off the Beaten Path while Traveling