Posts Tagged ‘Patty in Florence’

Psyching Up to Travel Solo

Psyching Up to Travel Solo
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor The day I told my parents that I planned to live in Europe for the summer was the same day they saw Liam Neeson’s new thriller movie, Taken. The premise is based around the kidnapping of Neeson’s teenage daughter when she’s on vacation with...
September 9th, 2009 | Solo Travel | Read More

10 Ways to Eat Healthy (For Cheap!) in Europe

10 Ways to Eat Healthy (For Cheap!) in Europe
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor Backpacking in Europe for two weeks was exhilarating, freeing, and inspiring, but on the road my body definitely took a beating. By the end of my trip I’d undergone drastic altitude changes, climbing the highest hills to sitting beachside on the Mediterranean....
August 24th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Health & Safety | Read More

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

8 Ways to Eat and Drink Like an Italian

8 Ways to Eat and Drink Like an Italian
By Patty Hodapp My study abroad trip to Italy is approaching its three-week mark. Just by living with an Italian family-and being a tourist-and I’ve learned a lot about the local culture. My Italian has improved vastly and I’ve definitely eaten my weight’s worth in both gelato and...
June 18th, 2009 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Italy, Studying Abroad | Read More

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. She has her visa, her passport and her ticket. Her next big step was choosing a backpack, and figuring out which essentials were really essential. As the Lost Girls discovered, it’s...
May 29th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls, Packing & Wardrobe, Studying Abroad | Read More

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. While she figured that she might need to do some planning for her trip, she hardly anticipated just how long-and pricey-her travel to-do list would get. By Patty Hodapp ******* SU...
May 18th, 2009 | Air, Italy, Passports & Visas, Planning, Studying Abroad, Websites and Blogs | Read More