Useless Knowledge of Florence: a Travel Guide

it’s been months since i studied abroad in florence; i’ve had a lovely time reminiscing for this post! it thrills me to be able to share this abundance of knowledge i have of florence. after many facebook message guides to friends abroad, i thought “if only there was a convenient way to collect all my more »

The Stairs of Italy

as i was reminiscing through photos from italy, i noticed an obvious theme: i (apparently) enjoy photographing stairs. it seems logical, they’re ideal subjects; almost perfect, they rarely move. i rounded up my favorites below (yes, these are the elite stair pictures, there are others). the descriptions are below the collection. i was going to more »

Travel Tip Thursday | Rome

okay, let’s be honest… most food in italy is outstanding. however, i can recommend the obvious: avoid touristy places/menus with pictures. and, if you can muster up the courage to ask a local where their favorite trattoria is (in italian), you can’t lose. between italian sentence fragments and hand gestures, we got directions to Hostaria more »

Reminiscent Melodies

I adore this song by City and Colour (suggested by our music correspondent, Jamie). (listen here) The changes in tone throughout the song tell a story. It reminds me of my time in Europe. Okay, that’s a bit vague; I provided pictures: ||| enjoy your weekend! – R |||

Gelato: Behind the Scenes

alright, I know I’m technically on break, but i just had to share this with you! i was recently lucky enough to go to a gelateria and see how gelato is made (fyi, fresh gelato is the best kind!). before we get into the process, follow these tips on choosing a gelateria: the gelato should be more »