Category: Travel Tales

Study Abroad: Piazzale Michelangelo: Summer 2012

Piazzale Michelangelo was probably one of my favorite places in Florence. There is something magical about seeing all of Florence laid out before you. With the tops of various cathedrals popping up over the city like old guards standing resolute in their watch. The Piazzale is a decent walk up and I was actually there

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Weeked Wanderings: A Slow Drive Home

Sunset

This trip we didn’t drive from Dallas to Kansas. We actually flew to Amarillo before driving to Johnson. Typically it is a three hour drive between the two but not on the drive back to Amarillo. When we left Johnson it was 3℉ and there were three inches of snow on the ground. Despite the

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Weekend Wandering: Walking Through Johnson, Kansas

Johnson City, Kansas

Most of our stay in Kansas was really cold. However, the day we arrived was fairly warm and after hours in a vehicle I needed to stretch my legs. We were staying with his parents and while they were still at work we decided to take their corgi, Dawson, out for a walk. He was

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Study Abroad: Accademia Gallery: Summer 2012

When you get the chance to visit Florence, Italy there are many, many museums and galleries housing priceless art. No matter what visit the Accademia Gallery. This is where Michelangelo’s David stands. I know there are other works in the museum but I very vaguely remember them. This is for a number of reasons. First

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Weekend Wanderings: To Kansas

Keltin and I recently made a weekend trip up to Kansas for a good friend’s wedding. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was a blast. On the drive up I insisted that we stop to take pictures if we saw anything neat. Well, not 5 minutes later we came across these old buildings and

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Study Abroad: Loggia dei Lanzi: Summer 2012

Connected to Piazza della Signorina is Loggia dei Lanzi. It is a beautiful arched and covered gallery built in the 14th century. If I remember correctly many of the pieces are replicas but that does not mean that this still it took to recreate the statues was any less. The artwork in this gallery is

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Favorite Travel Moment Contest Winner

My apologies in the delay of announcing the contest winner. This month has gotten away from me. First off I want to thank everyone that participated. I had a wonderful time reading all of your stories and I want to thank you for sharing them with me and my readers. Second Runner Up: KAYLAANN AUTHOR

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Study Abroad: Piazza della Signoria: Summer 2012

Warning: Nude Statues When studying abroad in Florence as a very young adult I was actually kind of embarrassed at first with all of the nude statues. I no longer am, after the first couple of days of seeing nude art all the embarrassment fades. The pieces below are standing in the Piazza della Signoria

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Study Abroad: Florence Signs: Summed 2012

I had so much fun with the Italian street art both good, bad, ancient and new that I decided that this week to show off some of the street signs. Some are more antique and some are down right odd. Not sure why but I love odd signs, they make the normal amusing. I’m going

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Study Abroad: Street Art: Summer 2012

Florence is a city known for its art, from Michelangelo’s David to the works hanging in the Uffizi Gallery. But there is also a good bit of street art. Some of it is fantastic, some it not and some has a history. Some of this is legal and some is probably not – I’ll let you

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