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

  • To Venice for Carnevale!

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                As I don my mask, crossing the Rio Grande on the Rialto, I instantly become a different person. To my right, my friend looks like a cheap Italian imitation of Batman with glowing red eyes. To my left, another friend has sprouted green and blue feathers out of her porcelain … More »

    Tags: Venice // 2008 // Study Abroad

  • Home Sweet Rome

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I can see the Ancient City in the distance as my plane descends into Rome on this Sunday afternoon. I can’t keep track of all the excited thoughts flying through my head at light speed. What am I going to do? How am I going to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience? I know I am … More »

    Tags: Rome // Study Abroad // 2008

  • The Five-Floor Mega Club

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The next night I did it all over again, but this time with a pack of Brazilians in a five-story club. The Chileans had to catch a flight to somewhere else early that morning. When you’re traveling, that’s how it is--you meet awesome people that have the potential to be lifelong friends, but … More »

    Tags: Prague // 2008 // Study Abroad

  • Prague, Fine Beer and a Dirty Mustache

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                I came over to Europe a week before school started in Rome. Destination: Prague, the land of cheap beer and absinth and of course, a rich culture. After I picked up my bags at the airport, I headed outside to the bus stop to wait for the 71 express bus. A bus passed by me, and as … More »

    Tags: Prague // Study Abroad // 2008

  • Study Abroad Rome—A Springboard for European Adventure

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I expected this trip to be different from the others: a semester abroad, based in Rome…on my own. I remember being sad saying goodbye to my mom at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 7th, 2008, and seeing her cry, but other than that, my mind was a blank canvas. I had purposely … More »

    Tags: Rome // 2008 // Study Abroad

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