Posts Tagged ‘Florence’

96 Hours in Northern Italy: 4 Cities in 4 Days

96 Hours in Northern Italy: 4 Cities in 4 Days
By Patty Hodapp For art history buffs or shopping gurus who like to browse through designer stores, markets or spend your travels at museums and churches, Northern Italy is definitely the place to be. The major cities are connected by train, so you can see all four of them even if you’re stuck...
July 15th, 2009 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Italy, Lost Girls, Shopping & Style, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad, Tours & Attractions, Train, Walking | Read More

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian

How to Shop and Dress Like an Italian
Earlier this week, Lost Girl Patty Hodapp-currently studying abroad in Florence-shared 8 ways to eat and drink like an Italian and 5 ways to Walk and Ride like one. This week, she offers her tips for striking a deal with Italian vendors (legally), dressing like a local, plus a bonus on surviving advances...
July 9th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Italy, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel, Walking | Read More

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”
That’s what Syracuse sophomore Patty Hodapp is hoping to find out. Here, she shares what prompted her to start looking into study abroad courses, and this summer, to jaunt off to Florence. You’ll be able to read her dispatches from abroad right here, so stay tuned. ******* By Patty Hodapp ...
April 6th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Departments, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Should You Get an Internship or Study Abroad?

Should You Get an Internship or Study Abroad?
When we met her last month, Syracuse University Sophomore Patty Hodapp was between a rock and a hard place. Should she accept a spot in her school’s study abroad program in Italy–or do the career-savvy thing and start looking for a magazine intership? Here’s what she decided to do,...
March 24th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Is Venice Really Sinking?

Is Venice Really Sinking?
Earlier this month, my boyfriend Jeff and I were invited to join a group of journalists on a five day whirlwind tour of three Italian cities-Venice, Florence and Rome. I’ve been trying to stay close to home lately (writing the book has been a study in discipline for me, as there’s always...
November 14th, 2008 | Italy, Tours & Attractions | Read More