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9 tips to survive getting sick in Italy

Getting sick is never fun. Especially when you're an English speaker in a country full of Italians...double yikes! Not only do you not have the support and love of your family back home (unless you're a lucky duck and traveled with them), but you probably have no idea how to navigate the medical world of Italy. Neither did I. And I got sick. Like really sick. As in I've visited a general practitioner twice ...

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Checking Off The Bucket List With I Bike Italy

Touch the coast of Italy: check. Climb the Duomo: check. Eat a cannoli from Sicily: check. Eat a cow's stomach lining (EEEK), but: check. My list can go on. But noticing that my adventure in Italy was coming to an end and I hadn't yet been through the Tuscan countryside? That was almost shameful. Riding a bike through cypress-tree-lined roads and olive groves had always been a must if I ever came to Italy. ...

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Lederhosen, Half-Chickens, and Steins: From Florence to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest was dope. It was like your local town fair, but 80 times bigger, and with a bunch of Germans in Lederhosen.  I booked my trip with Bus2alps student travel agency, which included transportation (a bus ride) to Munich and back, free breakfast, one free dinner, and the choice of camping out or staying in a hostel. I chose camping because it was the cheaper option (around €300 for 2 nights and 3 day ...

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