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…

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…

The Beginning

  “A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world.” – Susan Sontag So. Here it goes. The world we live in is an incredible place. It is something beyond our comprehension. There is beauty in every detail – the songs being sang as the sun rises, the subtle smile between strangers…