Roman Gem

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This past weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Roma, Italy, with friends of mine in the College of Communication and Information cohort and two of my fabulous professors, Fabio Corsini and Francesca Passeri. I was joined later with more students from other cohorts in the Kent State study abroad program.

Under the Tuscan sun

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As a child, I imagined Tuscany to have a beautiful landscape complete with vast green land stretched out below a bright blue sky and those tall, skinny trees aligning a beautiful pale peach villa—basically everything you’d see if you watched “Under the Tuscan Sun.”

Welcome to paradise

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Imagine beautiful sunny skies, crystal-turquoise Mediterranean seas, fresh granite and a boat tour around an island. Sounds beautiful, right? I agree. Traveling to the Amalfi Coast was exactly what I needed for another relaxing weekend away. It was paradise at its finest.

Bon Voyage!

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Maybe you know Paris as the city of macaroons, baguettes and croissants. Or maybe you know it as home to that large, rectangular monument surrounding the largest roundabout in the world (the Arc de Triomphe). Regardless, you’re correct in every way, and I got to experience everything Paris had to offer.

Bon Appétit

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One thing everyone told me before I left for Italy was that I was going to consume a lot of pasta. I remember being in denial, telling everyone, “No, I’m not. I’m going to try and eat everything but carbs on carbs on carbs.”