Wonder of the World

If you’ve ever visited a wonder of the world, I’m sure you know how surreal it feels to be standing in front of it. For example, when I saw the Coliseum in Rome, I cried as I tried to fathom if the moment was real or not. But, when I visited Chichen Itza this past…

Beach, Please.

  Exploring a new country is a mix of excitement and anxiety, and most of the time, you can’t distinguish between the two. However, Costa Rica made it pretty easy to relax and just enjoy the ride. Costa Rica has no shortage of things to do between the range of volcanoes, labyrinth of rivers, and…

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…

The ‘Burgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Probably most known for being the home of the Steelers. For me, it was the first ‘big city’ I ever went to. I was eighteen, fresh out of high school and ready for adventure. So, when your friends ask you if you want to go on a fifteen hour road-trip to Pennsylvania,…

Two Ukes Take On Costa Rica

Two best friends + Two little ukuleles = Four weeks of adventure     When I decided to bring my ukulele on my trip to Costa Rica this summer, I had no idea the impact it would have on me. I simply thought that I was bringing it in case I had some extra time…

New Years in Rome

                                                         Tre! Due! Uno! BUON ANNO! I wish I could say that I spent my New Year’s celebration partying the night away in a crowd of people in…

El Título Va Aquí

A veces en esta vida conocemos a una persona que cambia todo, una persona que desafía las partes más profundas de ti, y reemplaza los sentimientos de soledad y ansiedad con ambición y fuerza.  ¿Quién sabía que alguien con ojos oscuros, pero pensativos y llenos de conocimiento podía ver mi alma como un viejo amigo?…