Tag: Travel Tales

Study Abroad: Cinque Terre: Swimming in the Mediterranean

One of the things that I remember most about visiting Cinque Terre was swimming in the Mediterranean. It was after lunch and the day was so hot. The water was an translucent blue with hints of gray and it was cold, so cold. I’m not sure if it was so cold because the day was

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Study Abroad: Cinque Terre: Summer 2012

My apologies for the hiatus on flashback Italy posts but things have been busy. While on my study abroad trip on of the day trips that we went on was to Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is actually five cities by the sea. We only made it to two of them but it was worth it

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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: Florence Signs: Summer 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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Lake Ray Roberts-Johnson Branch: Visitors Guide

I love to hike but never get to enough because Keltin and I keep ourselves so busy. Well last weekend we had a Sunday free and headed out to Lake Ray Roberts State Park. We picked this location for our hike for a couple of reasons: drive time and that it was a place we

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Study Abroad: Museo Galileo: Summer 2012

As I’ve said before in the this blog I have visited quite a few museums and really enjoyed most of them. When I was in Florence I was determined to visit as many places as I could, including museums. The Italian Renaissance was the rebirth not just of art but of science and Florence was

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Study Abroad: Monteriggioni: Summer 2012

I realize that it has been a while since I’ve posted about my study abroad trip but I felt that it was more important to post the most recent adventures first. To take you back I visited Italy during the summer of 2012. The class was in Florence but we started in Rome and took

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