The Top 4 Movie Landmarks in Rome, Italy

From its worn cobblestone streets to its centuries of architectural history, Rome, Italy is the ideal backdrop for more than just vacation photos.  If you want to be swept away by the Italian capital’s romantic charm—or maybe just channel your inner Audrey Hepburn—visit the landmarks in Rome that make appearances in these (arguably) classic films. Read More

The Top 5 Woody Allen Movies That Will Make You Want to Travel

For many people, movies serve as an escape from their mundane lives. Luckily, travel provides that same getaway. Famed director Woody Allen is known for setting his films in an array of cities around the world, making millions of viewers desire to jump off the couch upon viewing the movies and travel to these magical destinations themselves. If you haven’t been to these cities or want to rediscover the places you visited through the silver screen, check out these top Woody Allen movies that will make you want to explore the world. Read More

Your Guide To Backpacking In Europe

Hello Summer! I hope you all are excited for Summer as much as I am. All those finals had me stressing like no other! Time for rest, no worries, and much traveling. If you like adventure like me, what better way then to go to Europe. Better yet, backpacking.

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5 Ideas to Guarantee an Epic Summer

The summer is approaching fast… meaning three months of freedom, adventure, and experience outside of the classroom await. The pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, foreign lands, and crazy adventures are consistently calling your name while you sit in the classroom patiently waiting to turn those destined daydreams into a reality. Need some inspiration? Here’s 5 adventurous ideas to spark the creative travel light bulb and help you create the most epic and memorable summer yet. Read More

Adventures from my Study Abroad Trip in Europe

silkeblogI’m pretty sure most of my Facebook contacts are sick of hearing how much I loved Europe. You see, I just came back this January from my study abroad trip in Europe to the wonderful city of Bradford. I attended the University of Bradford in England for one semester (September- January), and it was an unexpected life changing experience. I made amazing friends who are now a big part of my life and met an amazing guy who pretty much knows me better than I do. Lucky me, huh? Read More

A Puente in Portugal

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As soon as my final papers and projects were handed in and done with at the start of December I was on a plane to Porto, Portugal for the long weekend (or puente).  As someone who has grown up living beside the ocean I was very excited to once again be near the water (oceans and rivers are two things Madrid does not have in abundance).

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Twenty in Paris: A Checklist for Your First Week Abroad

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No trip would be complete without a checklist and studying abroad is no exception. Your first week abroad is a great time to cross many things off your study abroad check list before the start of classes. Let’s take a look at what you should have on your study abroad check list to be completed your first week abroad.

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Dancing in Dublin- Finding The Pot of Gold

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Got a fever for finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Why not some leprechauns too? Well then, get yourself to Ireland! Though I can’t guarantee you’ll find a pot of gold when you visit Ireland, I can almost certainly guarantee you will find joy, good times, happiness, beautiful scenery, a charming culture, and a vibrant nightlife. After spending 10 days in the Dublin region of the beautiful country of Ireland and falling in love with everything the country has to offer… here’s why you should go and some ideas for when you visit! Read More