• How to Make Traditional Polish Pierogi

    When I visit a new city, I love learning all about the traditional cuisine. I’ve found that the best way to really experience the local food, other than eating at every restaurant you can find, is by taking a cooking class! I arrived in Krakow back in October and the first stop on my itinerary was Olgierd’s cooking class to learn how to make traditional Polish pierogi. If you get the chance to visit Krakow I would HIGHLY recommend booking Olgierd’s class. He is an extremely knowledgable chef and could not have been kinder or more patient with two Americans struggling to cook! Find the cooking class here. Also – make…

  • The Best Travel Apps to Download for Europe

    When I think about the fact that college students used to spend semesters in Europe before the invention of smartphones…my mind is blown. If you’re one of those gifted travelers who can figure out where they are from an old map and which direction the sun is setting…then I’m incredibly impressed but we probably have nothing in common. But if you’re more like me and could sooner hitchhike through Paris than figure out which way is North, then take note of the best travel apps to download for Europe! For more ways you can prepare yourself for study abroad or European travel, check out my post How to Pack for…

  • How to Pack for a Semester Abroad

    In my opinion, the hardest part about moving abroad for a semester was figuring out how to pack. I spent weeks stressing over every last item, worried that the American products I was used to wouldn’t be available in Italy. Luckily, I had a few friends who had already lived abroad to fill me in on the do’s and don’t’s of packing for a semester in Europe. If you’re a college student preparing for study abroad (and aren’t lucky enough to have the advice of other students before you)… I’m here to make your transition abroad a little easier. So here’s what you should pack for your semester abroad! For more…