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The half a dozen other people sleeping in the airport. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

2 Things to Avoid Doing When Traveling

November 15, 2013

During my summer backpacking trip through Europe, I realized two important things I should not have planned on doing. 1. Do Not Underestimate Travel Time. Whoa. This was such a mistake. Traveling...

Beaches of Barcelona (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

Barcelona: 5 Fun Facts

November 12, 2013

1. Faux Beaches: The beaches in Barcelona are beautiful, but did you know they didn’t exist until 1992? In the early 90s the Olympic Games came to Barcelona, so the city decided to revamp their...

Staying at Feetup Yellow Nest Hostel in Barcelona

November 11, 2013

Over the summer I booked a three night stay at the Feet up Yellow Nest Hostel in Barcelona with my friend Hannah. Upon arrival to Barcelona, Hannah and I were informed that Feetup Yellow Nest Hostel...

Barcelona dining on a budget

Barcelona dining on a budget

November 7, 2013

During my summer trip through Europe, Barcelona was one of my favorite cities to eat in. Not only is the food delicious and thought out, it is cheap if you know where to look! One of the most surprising...

Giant sangria in La Rambla (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

4 things to do in Barcelona

November 4, 2013

1. Gaze at Sagrada Familia All of the photos I had seen of Sagrada Familia did not do this basilica justice. The exterior is completely covered with sculptures and the inside is bright and spacious....

The Colosseum in Rome. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

4 things to do in Rome

November 2, 2013

1.  Channel your inner gladiator at the Colosseum When I got my first glimpse of the Colosseum, I was baffled by its size.  People say everything is bigger in Texas, but it is now obvious that...

The hidden beach in Vernazza. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

Three best beaches of Cinque Terre

October 30, 2013

In the area of Cinque Terre, Italy the most popular beach is in the town of Monterosso. The white sand beaches of Monterosso offers umbrellas, a boardwalk, restaurants and large crowds. This town seemed...

Italian car on the street. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

First Impressions of Rome

October 28, 2013

When my friend and I got our first glimpse of Rome,we were terrified. During the planning process of our summer trip to Europe, Rome was at the top of our list. We had high expectations of the bustling...

The quiet Italian town of Riomaggiore.

Café Centrale: When a Restaurant Becomes More Than a Place to Eat

October 24, 2013

Café Centrale in Riomaggiore, Italy will forever hold a place in my heart. Not because of the food, but because of my summer experience on their small outdoor patio. This restaurant offers an indoor...

Looking down at the cove in RIomaggiore, Italy.

Riomaggiore offers more, more, more

October 23, 2013

The last town I stayed at in Cinque Terre over the summer was Riomaggiore, Italy. While my friend and I were here we stayed in a hotel called La Casa di Venere, which offers some of the most reasonably...

Cinque Terre and Italian Food

Cinque Terre and Italian Food

October 21, 2013

Although Corniglia, Italy does not offer a large variety of restaurants, they have some of the most amazing dishes I have ever experienced. During my summer trip to Europe my favorite culinary experience...

Riomaggiore, Italy. The southern most town in Cinque Terre. (Photo by Lauren Klamm)

Dr. Seuss’ Dream Vacation: Cinque Terre

October 16, 2013

Growing up, Dr. Seuss was my favorite author. When I arrived in Cinque Terre, Italy I felt like I stepped into the pages of “Cat and the Hat”. Cinque is a series of five towns built on the coast...

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