Florence’s Respect for the Past, & Future

Sitting in my apartment, which was built in the 1800’s and is a historically protected building in my neighborhood in this part of Florence, I look at the 15 foot tall ceilings, colorful, geometric tiles, …

See you in four months, America!

January 6th, 2019, the day I’ve been excitedly (and anxiously) waiting for to start my four-and-a-half month study abroad experience. I cannot believe how quickly this date came, and how short the holiday season felt at …

International Travel: Tips on How to have a Pleasant Trip

I believe there is a universal truth that most travelers agree upon, long flights suck. Being in a tight space for more than six hours doesn’t bring out the best in people. On December 28th …

Bonjour à tous

Bonjour à tous….and welcome to my blog! I’ll be spending the upcoming spring semester studying in Aix-en-Provence, France, a land of mild Mediterranean temperatures and sunshine—in other words, a far cry from Madison, Wisconsin at …