The Italian Experience: Celebrating the Food

Everyone knows that the Italians are passionate about their food. You can sense this in any Italian restaurant, anywhere in the world, from the tantalizing smells to the redolent faces that take your order. But the image of Italian cuisine has been squashed into something that fits the international palate...

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Embracing the Italian Language: The Easy Cultural Immersion

It’s a language of romance, seductive and sublime as it rolls off the tongue. Every sentence has an expression that other languages can’t match, emanating from a unique rhythmic cadence. Italy is a modern country and you won’t need to travel far to find someone who speaks English. However, when the Italian language is so beautiful, why would the locals want to struggle through speaking English?

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Exploring Greek FOOD and DRINK: Where to Dine

Greek food is surprising. While it’s not as famous as Italian or Spanish, the same Southern European fundamentals apply. Start with fresh organic produce, use recipes that have been nurtured over generations, and remember that beauty can be found in simplicity. The Greek food you eat at a restaurant in North America can’t compare...

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Marveling At Italian Architecture: More Than The Icons

Italian architecture takes you on a journey. For almost 3000 years this has been the land that influenced the rest of the world. Of course, there are the icons, from the legacy of the Ancient Romans to the Italian Renaissance. Across the country you’ll find outstanding examples of a particular style, like cathedrals or archways that mesmerize from every angle.

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Alone With Art in Spain

Spain is the birthplace of so many legendary artists:  El Greco, Zurburan, Velazquez and Goya of the old world, then the pioneering modern styles of Miro, Dali, Picasso and more. It’s also a country that loved to hoard art throughout the centuries, with now-public collections that rival anywhere in the world.

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Easy Tips for Adjusting to a New Country

Your adventure has begun. And it can be scary. You’ve landed in a new country, where the language is different, the culture is strange, and the setting is nothing like home. But the unfamiliar feeling in your stomach isn’t something to fight. It is something to embrace. Check out our easy tips for adjusting to a new country.

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