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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.