Sports with Shook

From college athletics all the way to the NFL, The Burr staff writer and blogger Nick Shook brings his weekly take on the latest in the world of sports.

Tapas in Barcelona

Written by Melissa Puppo on . Posted in Girl Abroad

Imagine taking a bus from the Girona Airport in Spain and getting dropped off in the middle of Barcelona with no tour guide to lead the way, no map worth looking at for directions and not even a police officer to give you directions to your hostel before the sun begins to set more than it already has.

Fiorentina Fun

Written by Melissa Puppo on . Posted in Girl Abroad

I always knew about Italy’s love and dedication to calcio (soccer) and if I didn’t make it out to a game, I would forever regret it. After all, I grew up watching soccer with a family that has an interest in the Italian teams.

A City of Wonder

Written by Melissa Puppo on . Posted in Girl Abroad

For a while now, my “places to go” list has included Venice, Italy, at the top. I’d fantasize about this city and pin pictures of it on my Pinterest travel board. I also have a “things I want to accomplish” list for 2014, and on it are the words: “Ride in a gondola in Venice while studying abroad.” I am now a happy girl.

Miei posti preferiti

Written by Melissa Puppo on . Posted in Girl Abroad

I am now more than halfway through my journey studying abroad in Florence, Italy...In Italian, it’s called miei posti preferiti, or my favorite places.

Italian Etiquette

Written by Melissa Puppo on . Posted in Girl Abroad

Before getting ready to visit Italy, my friends and I talked about what trips we wanted to go on, what to do in Florence and how to have a wonderful experience abroad. We also discussed Italian etiquette.