Preparing for a Week in Europe

Wanderlust. The core of my being. Also the thing that has kept me anticipating my next adventure whether it is Santiago, Chile or Madrid, Spain. Europe won this round, but my Latin soul will surely take flight soon. My feet have been planted in the United States for almost 5 months now, and as the…

A Day in Florence

A spontaneous, four-hour road trip to Florence, Italy in the bitter cold of January sounds like a good idea, right? Fortunately for me, it was. Four Italians. One American. Zero English. Well, we did have google translate, but that only goes so far. The thing I remember most about Florence was how alive it felt. It was…

Under the Roman Pines

Italia. The country that stole my heart. How is it possible that I felt so at home in a place where I couldn’t speak the language? I’ll tell you how. Sometimes, we don’t need words to connect to people. Sometimes all it takes is smile, a kind gesture, or the famous cheek-kisses every time someone…

Up & Away

“Ladies and gentlemen, as we prepare for take off please fasten your seat belts, make sure your items are stowed away, and that your seat is in the upright position.” – pretty much every airline that I’ve ever been on