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Post-Abroad Advice: 10 Things I’ve Come To Realize From My Own Travel Experience

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." ~ Ernest Hemingway There are millions of reasons to travel but I find one of the most cliché reasons to be the best: to learn more about YOU. This article may sound cheesy in an “Eat Pray Love” sort of way, but this is my honest advice looking back on my time abroad. You will spend the rest of your life reflecting ...

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Fiesole: The Best Way to See Florence, Italy

No trip to Florence can be complete without a visit to Fiesole! Known for its incredible views of the region, this hilltop Tuscan province contains ruins of both the Etruscans and Romans - and is the BEST place for photographing Firenze. Located about twenty-five minutes from Florence, Fiesole is the perfect day trip for anyone with an afternoon to spare. Take the  #7 bus, from either Santa Maria Novella tr ...

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Gypsum Puts On its Best Face for Free Art Exhibition in Florence, Italy

Check out Bianco Bianchi's (yes, his name was "White Whites") collection of scagliola (ska-YLEEOH-la) artwork, the man who dedicated his life to keeping this ancient Tuscan handicraft alive. "The Art of Scagliola" is a FREE EXPO from now until January 6th, hosted by the Spazio Mostre della Cassa di Risparmio in Florence, Italy. Made up of ancient scagliola from the seventeenth to eighteenth centuries, this ...

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