Recipe: Feta Pasta with Balsamic Chicken

One of my favorite dinner recipes to make in my dorm is this delicious feta-balsamic combination. It’s not too difficult to make, and takes about 20-30 minutes total. This recipe serves four. 1 box of pasta 2 chicken breasts or 4 thin filets 3-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper,Continue reading “Recipe: Feta Pasta with Balsamic Chicken”

Dorm Living: Making Healthy Choices at the Dining Hall

Welcome back to the Dorm Living Series… let’s talk food. Worried about the dreaded “freshman fifteen” or just trying to stick to that nutritious lifestyle while heading back to school? Here’s how to recognize what you’re eating and avoid unhealthy choices with food that you aren’t preparing yourself. Be Careful With Self-Serve Options COVID limitedContinue reading “Dorm Living: Making Healthy Choices at the Dining Hall”

The 4 Best Pizza Shops in Florence, Italy

The fresh, fulfilling pizza in Italy is unlike anything you’ll find in the United States. It lacks the deep-dish grease that turns your stomach, and can actually be considered one of the healthy options in the Mediterranean diet. Where to Get Mouth-Watering Pizza in Florence While I was in Florence, many of the small shopsContinue reading “The 4 Best Pizza Shops in Florence, Italy”

Packing 101: The Little Tips No One Will Tell You Before Going Abroad

It’s not too difficult to find packing lists for most long-term trips these days, but there a few everyday things that you may not even realize you need to pack. As a girl who loves her skincare, hair care, and shopping, I’ve got you. Electronics First and foremost, electronics are a lot different in Europe.Continue reading “Packing 101: The Little Tips No One Will Tell You Before Going Abroad”

A Guide to Healthy Living in Florence, Italy

Keeping up a nutritious diet can be challenging while going abroad for several reasons. Not only is your diet changing as you’re exposed to new cuisines and cultures, but it can also be easy to get into a cycle of “treating yourself” to new treats. The purpose of this article is not to deter youContinue reading “A Guide to Healthy Living in Florence, Italy”

What I Wish I Knew Before Going Abroad

Nothing could have prepared me for my experience in Florence, because I never expected to feel that much at home in a foreign country, not knowing a single person on my trip. Was deciding to go one of the best decisions I’ve ever made? Undoubtedly yes – but that’s enough frosting on the cake. HereContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew Before Going Abroad”

Let’s Talk Pizza: Health Benefits and More

The freshness of Italian pizza does not compare to any American fare. Here’s everything you need to know about the pizza in Italy: How it’s made, why it’s healthy, and what you should try while you’re here. What’s better than a personal pizza? That’s how they do it here in Italy. When you order oneContinue reading “Let’s Talk Pizza: Health Benefits and More”

Academic Advice Abroad: What to Take?

“You’re taking a walking class?” a friend asked me one day. Wanderlust: The Physical and Emotional Art of Walking has been one of the most interesting courses I have taken while in Italy. Professor Lapo became my personal guide to discovering Florence on foot (Please, please, take this course). The cooking and cultural classes inContinue reading “Academic Advice Abroad: What to Take?”

Iced Coffee, Anyone? Where to Find American Fare Abroad

Grabbing an iced coffee at any time of day is one easy way to stand out as an American abroad, but for those who are worried about the lack of Dunkin’ Donuts while in Europe, this post is for you. Specifically to Florence, there are a few coffee shops that offer an iced cafe latteContinue reading “Iced Coffee, Anyone? Where to Find American Fare Abroad”

The Best Gelato Flavors to Try in Italy

Did you know that the city of Florence has 136 gelato shops? That’s given me more than enough opportunities to try lots of gelato in the past month and a half. I’ve tried some flavors that you won’t find in the states, and some that just do not compare to any American ice creams. 1.Continue reading “The Best Gelato Flavors to Try in Italy”