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Posts tagged "europe"
a georgian toast

a georgian toast

I knew it was going to be a long day when, at 11:30 in the morning, I gurgled down young, bitter Georgian wine siphoned from a clear tube attached to a large blue barrel. The trek through Stalin’s birthplace, a snow-dusted little town called Gori in rural Georgia, had left my toes painfully numb and...
effective methods for learning italian

effective methods for learning italian

Certified Italian teacher & blogger of all things ‘la dolce vita’ Lou Thomas shares some of his fool-proof tips for learning Italian.  While you may not be fluent tomorrow, you’ll certainly love singing along with Dean Martin & garnering VIP treatment at your local pizzeria.  
that time we conquered cinque terre (or did it conquer us?)

that time we conquered cinque terre (or did it conquer us?)

The math simply wasn’t in our favor. We were four girls – admittedly four fairly ambitious girls – against Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands” in Italian. Italy had the upper hand.
that time we found ourselves halfway across the world

that time we found ourselves halfway across the world

RSJ contributor Megan Edmiston lost herself & everything along with it.  So what did she do? After fighting, screaming and shedding many tears, she packed her bags and headed across the ocean.
[video] that time we witnessed a miracle in ferrara

[video] that time we witnessed a miracle in ferrara

In his closing remarks at the end of Mass, Priest Don Franco called our meeting un miracolo. Two months ago, my friends and I stumbled into an empty Cathedral in Ferrara and I wound up with an incredible opportunity to sing for a packed Palm Sunday Mass.
that time we tried to make sense of russia

that time we tried to make sense of russia

The twenty-first century is obsessed with concision.  One-hundred thirty character tweets, Sparknotes, thumb drives.  How do we reconcile a country whose history and dramas are as vast as Russia’s while satiating our appetite for bite-sized pieces? As I learned while reflecting on St. Petersburg at 2 am, sometimes we can’t.
check out RSJ on pinterest!

check out RSJ on pinterest!

Inspired by Megan Edmiston’s recent article on livening up your travel photos, we asked our readers to submit their most interesting shots to us on twitter! We’re thrilled with the results – and you can feast your eyes on our latest board on Pinterest.
YSP [you should probably] spice up your travel photos

YSP [you should probably] spice up your travel photos

How many terrible photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa does it take to inspire some change in our Facebook albums? Contributor Megan Edmiston shows photographers of all skill levels how to take inspired travel photos in our latest edition of You Should Probably [YSP].
that time we built castles in barcelona

that time we built castles in barcelona

In the war between Madrid and Barcelona, which one will you choose — the place that opens its arms, or the one that eludes you?  RSJ founder Gillian Kemmerer discusses her love affair with Barcelona (namely its people), and the city’s curious habit of escaping her grasp.
budget airline vs. passenger

budget airline vs. passenger

  Ryanair, EasyJet, and Vueling are certainly cheap enough for building student itineraries.  With diverse destinations, you can easily find your way to your favorite cities.  But budget airlines are not magical business models that run on less money with same quality air service.