The European Gaze


This post is long over due. I’ve been waiting for the right time and exactly the right words to come before sitting down to…

Rick Steves' Book

My travel bible, and 3 Things Rick Steves Forgot to Mention


For a majority of my life, I’ve only relied on one Bible to help guide my decisions and provide direction on the best way…

Keats Gravesite

Keats, A Roman Cemetery, and My Lesson in Self-Celebration


Outside of my frequent trips to the bathroom, I spent the entire Tuesday in bed. No work. No play. I just laid there and…


Here goes… a complete overview of my trip


A number of people have asked me about my trip. Being the person that I am, this has been a bit difficult for me….

See my face? I definitely loved it!

I ate Italy, and you should too!


As I look over the photos from my trip to Rome, there is one irrefutable fact: I ate. Okay. I ate a lot. I…

Photo on 2012-08-12 at 11.42 #3

Ready, Set, Remember: 3 Things I Learned While Preparing for My Trip


As I write this post, the countdown timer reads less than 24 hours until I board the plane headed to my second out-of-country adventure….


Finding happiness on my way to the pot of Rome


One week, three days, 5 hours, 15 minutes, and 20… 19… 18… 17… seconds. This is the small amount of time (but what feels…

Jamba Juice Wall Art

When in Rome: Taking the road less traveled to a more fulfilling experience


A few weeks ago, I did something that went completely against everything I had been taught. In an effort to partake in a new…


The Italian Butt Grab: To Like or Not to Like


The year was 19??. I was in high school. It was Memorial Day weekend, and I was out with my friends at a local…

Kate Spade Saturday

5 Items I Want to Purchase For My Upcoming Trip, But Can’t – The Kate Spade Edition


When it comes to my discretionary income, I have a top three list of things I spend it on: travel, eating out, and buying…