Adventures Abroad

I have always considered myself to have a cultured taste in foods. In Chicago, my favorite restaurants serve Latin and Asian food, and when I’m home, my mother makes excellent dishes from a variety of …

Adventures Abroad

It is amazing how quickly a place can become a home. I am currently in my fourth week at the John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) and this small campus — which feels more like a …

Adventures Abroad

FOMO: the fear of missing out. Back home in Chicago, my friends would be moving into their first apartments, turning 21 and finally getting jobs and internships in the “real world,” and I would be …

Adventures Abroad

Throughout childhood geography lessons, the far and foreign destinations seemed unreachable, like places that only our dreams could bring us to. It is impossible to fully grasp the vastness and beauty of the world without …

Adventures Abroad

BY MAXIMILIAN KWIATKOWSKI My aunt taught English in Prague twice. She told me while I was there for spring break to make sure and try Czech dumplings. So for my second dining experience in Prague, …

Adventures Abroad

BY MAXIMILIAN KWIATKOWSKI Czech cuisine is not the fanciest. It lacks the high focus on fresh ingredients and rich flavours the French have and it doesn’t use fine seasoning and blend them like the Italians …

Adventures Abroad

BY MAXIMILIAN KWIATKOWSKI My first trip to Venice was marked by a substandard meal. Regardless of what I ate, I had a great time partying during Carnevale. So I went again. I still wanted to …

Adventures Abroad

BY MAXIMILIAN KWIATKOWSKI Before I left for Italy, my Dad asked his Sicilian co-worker about things I should do during my travels. Besides going to his home of Sicilia he recommended going to Naples for …