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Enjoy all sorts of our travel tips, ideas, suggestions and travel hacks we've picked up over the years.

  • Defying Gravity for a Guinness

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    We made our way down to Dublin on Saturday. On the way we took a detour through Belfast. Stephen wanted to show me where the real Troubles happened. In that city, it looked like there was another Berlin Wall running right down the middle separating the two parts of the population. Protestant … More »

    Tags: Ireland // Dublin // Belfast // Derry // 2008 // Weekend Trip // St. Paddy's day // Study Abroad

  • Touring Bloody Sunday

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    This year for St. Paddy’s day, I figured that since I was in Europe, why not go to Dublin. So I blew off school the Thursday beforehand to catch a Ryanair flight at noon. On the plane, I realized I forgot my ATM card back in my apartment and would have to subsist on the €220 cash I brought … More »

    Tags: Derry // St. Paddy's day // Ireland // 2008 // Weekend Trip // Study Abroad

  • San Siro, A Monument to Futball

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                On Saturday morning we shook off our hangovers and tried to do some tourist stuff before our date at San Siro, the soccer stadium for an Inter Milan vs. Fiorentina game. We first went to wander around the fancy shopping district. In two minutes we saw four Ferraris and as many … More »

    Tags: Milan // Study Abroad // Soccer // Weekend Trip

  • Club Hollywood

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On the train back into downtown, I gave my friends a call and told them to meet me back at the Duomo 30 minutes later. I showed up five minutes early and caught a showing of the azzurro Lambo Polizia car. A few years ago Lamborghini gave the Italian police force a pair of Gallardos. They’ve … More »

    Tags: Milan // 2008 // Weekend Trip // Study Abroad

  • Milano, the Capital of Design

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                At 8 o’clock this Friday morning my friends and I got on a train to Milan. I had a full schedule that day. Beyond visiting the tourist sites, I wanted to take care of a few other things. First I’ve been seeking a design internship in Milan and wanted to meet with one opportunity. … More »

    Tags: Milan // Weekend Trip // 2008 // Study Abroad // Soccer

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Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University

Happy Backpackers

Andy and his crew were awesome. They helped us navigate the city and showed us its innumerable historic sites (Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, etc.) with the option of going to Easter Mass at the Vatican if you pick the right weekend. All I have to say was that being in the third row at...

Joshua Dyer, Bridgewater State University ~ University of Limerick, Spring 2016

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