How To Prepare for a Weekend Trip in 8 Quick Steps

You’ve been in Europe now for a few weeks, and are starting to get a hang of this whole school during the week, travel during the weekend thing.  It’s amazing, but it can also be incredibly draining, and the last thing you want to do is pack another suitcase. So how to minimize the effort, […]

Oktoberfest Advice: How to Tie the Knot

For all of you ladies about to enjoy Oktoberfest, here is one crucial piece of information you need to know! First of all, buying a dirndl is essential to properly get into the Oktoberfest spirit.  There are plenty of places around Munich that sell Dirndls anywhere from €60-€180 in all sorts of colors, lengths, styles, and patterns. Now you […]

Meet the Staff: Riley Stewart

Riley Stewart Number of Countries Visited: 15 College: Kent State- Fashion Merchandising & Finance Hometown: Akron, Ohio Study Abroad Program: Kent State- Spring 2015 Number One Travel Destination: I really like the Amalfi Coast and going to Springfest- it’s a tie between those two. Number One Bucketlist Destination: Uhh…probably Africa, but it’s so hard to […]

Meet the Staff: Sondra Christenson

Sondra Christenson College: Lesley University Cambridge Massachusetts – Business Hometown: Danvers, Massachusetts Study Abroad: API Spring 2015 Number 1 Travel Destination: Munich, Germany Number One Bucketlist Destination: French Polynesia Why did you decide to Study Abroad in College? My dad was in the navy when he was a teenager, and I would always hear about his […]

The Best Sights to See in Barcelona

Barcelona is a hip and funky city, with architecture resembling that of Dr. Seuss.  In this trendy city it can be hard to narrow down the sights to see, especially if you are only visiting for a weekend.  Barcelona is a city that parties all night, and thrives during the day.  There are beaches, clubs, bars, […]

5 Warm Weather Destinations To Visit in Europe

Croatia Don’t miss out on island hopping the Dalmatian Coast. Between its sapphire blue water, and the ancient walled cities that scatter the coast, there is something to do for beach bums as well as history buffs.       The Amalfi Coast (pictured at top) If you’re visiting Italy during warmer weather you simply cannot […]

Travel Tip Tuesday: Handy Travel Apps

The Best Travel Apps! The semester may be ending, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop traveling! These are the top ten must have apps to make your travels easier. Download a few and see how they help you out on your next trip!  

Why Travel with Organized Tours vs. Independent Travel

Visiting the John Lennon tribute wall with a group of students in Prague. We here at FlorenceForFun are big advocates of independent travel. Traveling on your own can be an incredibly rewarding experience, one that we all highly recommend trying at least once in your life (even if it’s just a day trip). However, there […]

What NOT to Do in Italy

Amidst all the excitement of arriving in Florence for the new semester, getting settled into your new apartment, bonding with new roommates and exploring the city, you might have already figured out that there are some MAJOR cultural differences between Italians and the rest of the world. Check out this great article by Fodor’s on […]