Archive for March 2016

Visiting Versailles: Tips For A Successful Day Trip

If you plan on spending several days in Paris, a trip to the incredible château de Versailles is an absolute must. History lovers, garden enthusiasts, and lovers of pretty things will be amazed at the beauty both within the palace and on its sprawling grounds. It is no small wonder that this former home to French…

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15 Things That Happen To Your Instagram When You Study Abroad

“If you didn’t post it on Instagram, did it really happen at all?” For all of you study abroad ‘grammers out there who have been making your friends jealous, I mean sharing your experiences, heres a list of 15 things that happen to your Instagram when you study abroad. #doitfortheinsta 1. Half of your photos…

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Climbing The Eiffel Tower: 674 Steps To The Top Of Paris

The Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel is one of the most easily recognized landmarks in the world. The famous structure is the tallest building in Paris, standing at 1,063 feet, and receives over 6.98 million visitors per year. A lover of Paris, climbing the Eiffel Tower has been on my bucket list for quite some time, and…

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Bloemenmarkt: Amsterdam’s Floating Flower Market

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I squeezed in a stop at Amsterdam’s famous Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market in the heart of the city. Unfortunately my trip did not coincide with tulip season, so I wasn’t able to visit the famous tulip fields to be found just outside the city. A quick stop at the…

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The Pros and Cons of Traveling During The Off Season

One of the first things most people think about when planning a trip is when to travel. For most destinations, there are peak tourist times and off season times. Generally, the ebb and flow of tourists to a destination coincides with weather. I recently traveled to Paris during February, and found the differences between Paris…

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Top 10 Things To Do To Ensure an Amster-dam Good Time

When most Americans hear the name “Amsterdam,” the first thing that comes to mind isn’t necessarily the city’s incredible network of canals, charming architecture, or rich history. And while the city does have a lot to offer as far as…um…extracurricular activities go, there is much more to do and explore in Amsterdam than just Coffee…

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Living “La Vita Bella”: What We Should All Learn From Italians

Sometimes living in Italy has it’s challenges-any ex pat or study abroad student has plenty of stories which elaborate this point. “Creepy” men, a serious lack of dryers, or waiting in line for hours attempting to fill out paperwork are among several ways of Italian life that often drive foreigners mad. However, despite these obstacles,…

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