• 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 of Florence

    Florence is an extraordinary city filled with culture, history, delicious cuisine and the best leather products in all of Europe…no wonder it’s one of Italy’s most-visited destinations and the hub of Tuscany. Although I’m a Rome-grown girl at heart, I had the opportunity to live and work in Florence for 18 months and have been lucky enough to experience many of the city’s best attractions. Although Florence is not a large city compared to many of its Italian neighbors, you could spend months wandering the windy, cobblestoned streets, bargaining for the best price at the leather market, drinking vino on the steps of Piazzale Michelangelo, stuffing your face with Bistecca…

  • A Weekend in Paris

    Paris is one of the most-visited cities in the entire world, and for good reason. Even the 40 degree, rainy weather couldn’t destroy Paris’ magical charm. I have been lucky enough to visit on two separate occasions: once in 2017 during my study abroad semester and then again in 2019 as a “farewell to Europe” trip. Both times, the city stole my heart. With a population of over two million people, Paris is a huge city with lots of famous attractions. A weekend trip to this romantic city warrants some serious planning. Keep scrolling for the best things to do in Paris! A Quick French Lesson Whenever I travel to a…

  • A 3-Day Kraków Itinerary

    Poland, specifically Kraków, has been on my bucket list forever! A few months ago, I found a cheap Ryanair flight flying Pisa to Kraków and, since I will sadly be leaving Europe soon, I jumped at the chance to spend a weekend in a new city. I had three full days in Kraków, so naturally I began researching and deciding on the most efficient way to see the best of the city in only a long weekend. Three incredible and exhausting days later, I present to you, the best things to see in Kraków in 72 hours! Some Useful Polish Vocab Good morning: Dzień dobry (jen-dobray) Please: Poproszę (pop-roh-say) Thank…

  • How to See Barcelona in a Weekend

    Barcelona was the first city I ever visited in Spain and, years later, it remains my favorite. I went for the first time back in 2017 for my study abroad spring break and was lucky enough to return this past Spring. I learned that March is the perfect time to visit Barcelona! There are less tourists than the summer months and the temperature is warm but not uncomfortably hot. No matter when you are able to visit, Barcelona will be sure to steal your heart. Keep scrolling to see the best of Barcelona in only a weekend! Where to Stay There are plenty of adorable and fun-filled neighborhoods to stay…

  • What to Do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Our last leg of our two-week journey was spent exploring the adventurous side of Thailand in Chiang Mai. We spent four perfect days in the North filled with elephant snuggles, homemade noodle soups, Thai cabaret shows and more shopping than any of our suitcases could take. Although I had a spot of bad luck when I sprained my ankle at the elephant sanctuary, we were still able to see some of the best that the city had to offer. Here’s how we spent an unforgettable four days in Chiang Mai! Useful Thai Phrases and General Tips for Visiting Thailand For a quick lesson on some basic Thai phrases and some…