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…

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…

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…

The Odyssey

Do you ever see a picture of yourself from a few months ago, or even a year, and you feel like it’s from a different lifetime? Like, you almost can’t recognize the person in the photo even though you still wear the same face? It’s like looking through the tired eyes of someone who has…

Fresh Cut

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Water

  “And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under our sun has been written by one hand only.” – Paulo Coelho : The Alchemist