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We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.

Cloudy With a Chance of Mud

June 24, 2013 - Blog

Today was the day for our final interview with the owner of Il Conventino, the winery I have been visiting quite frequently.  We were scheduled to leave at 8:15 this morning… Megan knocked on my door around 8:10 to tell me that our camera we…

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Into the Land of the Eurotrash Haircut

June 23, 2013 - Blog

Due to having such a busy weekend, I was unable to travel anywhere far. Luckily, I had nothing to do today so Megan, Cory, and I headed to Pesaro, Italy to enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Because it is Sunday, the bus schedule…

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La Tavola Marche

June 23, 2013 - Blog

For our video project that we are working on, Rachel and I were paired together to do the segment on an agriturismo called La Tavola Marche.  In case you aren’t sure of what an agriturismo is, “An Italian agriturismo will usually serve foods to guests prepared…

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Vino Ventures

June 21, 2013 - Blog

For someone who does not actually like wine, I have been to a lot more wineries than expected this week.  On Monday and Thursday I was at Il Conventino for my video project.  Today we took a field trip to a pottery museum and the…

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The Best Day

June 21, 2013 - Blog

Yesterday was the greatest day I’ve had in Italy thus far. Like I mentioned previously, our group was invited to the Urbino Press Awards. Because of this our classes were cancelled for the day and we were finally able to sleep in! It was the…

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Wolf Blitzer

June 20, 2013 - Blog

On Wednesday we were given the opportunity to have a Q&A with Wolf Blitzer from CNN’s The Situation Room.  To be completely honest, I didn’t have any idea who he was.  I should probably start watching the news more.  Once I saw him I did…

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Il Conventino

June 20, 2013 - Blog

On Monday I had the opportunity to visit a local winery for a preliminary interview with the owner.  Luca, one of the translators for our program, drove Greg and myself to Il Conventino.  Egidio Marcantoni, the owner, gave us a tour of the vineyard outside….

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Tourist Central: Firenze

June 17, 2013 - Blog

This past weekend I ventured out of the city walls of Urbino and headed to Florence.  A group of eleven of us headed to the Urbino bus stop at the (early) hour of 7:30 AM.  Luckily, we were able to catch the “rapid” bus which…

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Destination Reached!

June 12, 2013 - Blog

As much as I love flying, going on a flight alone has always been one of my biggest fears.  It just seems so intimidating.  So the moment my family and I parted ways at the airport, I almost began to cry.  But I held back…

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Home Sweet Home

June 9, 2013 - Blog

It feels like a lot has happened over the past three day, when in reality, it really hasn’t been that much.  I am currently laying on my bed, in New Jersey.  Yep, I’m home… for now. Sunday was the last day for our event in…

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