Archive for September 2016

The Ultimate Budget Guide To Santorini

When I first began planning what I like to call my big fat Greek adventure, I knew one thing…I simply had to visit Santorini. The stunning white buildings and blue church domes set against the incredible backdrop of the Aegean were pretty much what I imagined when I pictured Greece. The only issue was that…

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8 Things They DON’T Tell You About Studying Abroad

Chances are you have a friend or two who has studied abroad. You have probably sat at home drooling over Eiffel Tower Instagrams, your friend’s new chic ~European~ look, or you’ve sat through endless tales of perfect days abroad.  While all of these paint a fairy tale picture of what a study abroad experience is…

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The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Cinque Terre (Plus Sample Itinerary!)

The 5 coastal towns that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands”, are one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, and its not hard to see why. With 5 stunning and colorful cliffside towns, unforgettable views of the Mediterranean, and excellent hiking trails, there is something irresistible about this seaside destination. In my time living…

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Skopelos to Alonissos Day Trip-Must or Bust?

This summer, I was fortunate enough to find myself staying on the beautiful island of Skopelos in the Sporades islands for an entire month! Though the trip wasn’t entirely vacation (you can read about my Workaway experience here), I immediately set to work putting together an itinerary of things to do on the island when…

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How I Spent 1 Month In Greece (Almost) For Free!

Have you ever been so stressed out that you began fantasizing about escaping to a faraway island? In January, overwhelmed by the hectic work & travel lifestyle I was living in Florence, I found myself wishing I could. However, with limited funds it seemed it would be difficult to turn this dream into a reality.…

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