Tag Result For: travel tips

  • Carley
  • University of Missouri
  • 2017 Spring

5 Tips and Tricks on How to Plan a Trip: Study Abroad Edition 03/21/17

So as you may know, it’s already week 6 and I’ve booked all but two of my trips. After trial and error (8 times over), I think I’m finally experienced enough to give you some solid tips on planning a trip while you’re abroad. I’m by no means a travel agent, but I’m pretty confident […]

Last weekends trip to Paris
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Big Bus Tour in Paris
This weekends trip to Florence
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Top Things To Know Before Traveling 03/07/17

Since I have left America, I have traveled to five different cities in three different countries. In each of my travel experiences I have learned something new, whether from a series of unfortunate events or just a helpful hint I’ve picked up along the way! Here are the top four things I think you should […]

My German bratwurst from the market!
Breakfast tea in Asolo!
The David! Seriously if you get the chance, go see this! It's absolutely incredible!
Laying out on the beach in Barcelona, Spain!
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  • Mallory
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 2017 Spring

Navigating the Italian Culture 02/21/17

After spending a little over a month in Italy, I have learned a few things about the cultural norms here. At first I found some of them annoying but now I am gaining a better understanding of why Italians do what they do and how I can better submerge myself into the Italian culture.   […]

Eating Gelato with a foggy view of Mount Grappa!
Me in front of one of the many fountains in Rome, Italy!
Watching the chef make pasta during the pasta making EWAP!
After the chef cut the pasta into the strips!
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

How To Plan A Travel Weekend 11/15/16

Ciao, I thought planning my travel weekends here would be easy, but then I quickly realized how close I was becoming with some people and that it obviously wasn’t just about where you are, but who you’re with. It gets chaotic and frustrating when planning these weekends, but when you’re there, all the money and […]

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Trenitalia
Above the Grand Canal
Roman Colosseum
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

Travel Tips 101: Embrace Your Inner Tourist 11/02/16

Our first travel weekend arrived faster than I was expecting! Time here is really flying by. I was lucky enough to be able to spend the long weekend traveling to Venice and Florence with Emma and her grandparents. We met her grandparents at the airport on Saturday morning when they arrived and our weekend chalked full […]

One of my favorite pictures from our tour in Florence.
Emma by the Cemetery island off of the island of Venice.
Our boat from the tour around the main island of Venice.
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

Traveling in Europe: Planes, Trains, and Automobili 10/17/16

Ciao, Before I touch on traveling so far during the semester, just a few things to talk about.  Firstly, you know those formal dinners that CIMBA tells you about? Bring an appetite! I made a little mistake of grazing my way through the hors d’oeuvres and by graze, I mean I treated it like my last […]

Canal Cruise
Atomium-Brussels
Formal dinner
Brussels Welcome Sign
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  • Mallory
  • Furman University
  • 2016 Fall

5 Tips for Surviving Train Travel in Italy 10/10/16

This past weekend we had the opportunity to get off campus for the first time on our own! After much contemplation, myself and three friends, Emma, Alex and Zach, decided to spend the weekend in Milan. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into but we booked train tickets and an Airbnb and […]

Alex, Emma, Zach and me at a yummy American brunch restaurant called, California Bakery! Another great recommendation from one of our professors. Thanks Professor Caponi!
One of our professors recommended this area! We went there for dinner, but sadly we missed the twinkle lights that hang over the river!
Inside the Duomo in Milan. This is the copy of the Madonna which is now located inside where visitors can see her.
Emma and me outside the Duomo right before we got to go inside!
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  • Adam
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Fall

Study Abroad 101: Final Thoughts Before Going Abroad 09/12/16

Buongiorno! (That pretty much exhausts my Italian.) My name is Adam and I’m ecstatic about studying abroad in Italy! It’s always been an appealing country to me (and my stomach). The culture, history, scenery, etc. are just some of the things that I’m excited to explore. I’ve heard great things about the entire CIMBA program, […]

Loop travel adapter and power bank
Convert money
Big Ben
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  • Megan
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Summer

What I Learned through CIMBA and Being Abroad 06/27/16

Where to start? I learned something new every single day while being abroad. CIMBA is a program that encourages you to experience new things and learn from both success and failure. The major aspects the program and being abroad taught me was how to finance myself, embrace change, interact with people from different backgrounds, and remain […]

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  • Megan
  • Western Michigan University
  • 2016 Summer

Italy Surprises! 5 Common Things You Weren’t Expecting on Your Trip to Italy 06/14/16

The large majority of Americans are not accustomed to European lifestyles. For me, it took around two weeks to finally grasp the common ins and outs of daily Italian life. My frequent comment of, “I was not expecting that”, quickly became, “It’s an Italian thing”,  as I continuously ran into the following five Italian norms: 1. Bathrooms […]

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