This week’s photo challenge, Repurpose, is inspiring me to share an object I’ve repurposed, and continue to use every day in my travels throughout the U.S. and Europe. Traveling doesn’t […]
When I started this blog, Gracefully Global, I meant it as an evolving study on how to be a traveler, gracefully. That is, to cherish and respect the cultures that we […]
“I’m Canadian!” he belted, his voice rising above the hundreds of chirping birds across the street. Now, I’m no expert. But this accent was not the accent of a Canadian. Or rather, since I don’t know Canadian accents well but can certainly recognize an American accent, that was the sound of an American if I’d ever heard one.
As the host of the oldest university in the western world, Bologna has been a second home for young people from across Europe for centuries. And with the saturation of […]
As I continue on with my late-summer East Coast travels – which will soon turn into my early-fall Italy travels – I’m barreling on with my vlog production, hoping to bring at […]
I feel like I have nine lives on WordPress: I disappear for a while, but I always manage to make it back. While some of my favorite alone time is […]
After a long stay with family in the United States, I’ve recently been back in Bologna, and I’ve been getting to know Vine and recording some of my favorite moments and favorite times of day in this showy city.
My mom sometimes worries – as many moms do – that she hasn’t been the best mom. But “best” in this case, as in every case, is just relative. Who […]
A beautiful city with lots to offer and well-known to Italians, Bologna is a bit off the beaten tourist track. So I was thrilled when a recent Huffington Post travel article suggested a trip to Bologna instead of Rome. What a great idea! Yes, please come. We would love to have you here in Bologna. 🙂
April 25 is known in Italy as the Anniversario della Liberazione d’Italia, or the Anniversario della Resistenza. It was during these last weeks of April, 71 years ago, that one by one the cities of Northern Italy successfully renounced 20 years of fascist dictatorship, and five years of war.
my travels give me a simple love for the world, which I am celebrating today on Earth Day along with many of my fellow bloggers. The diversity and scope of this earth is hard to even compute in a logical way, and I am grateful to have my camera lens to use as a way of sorting through and putting together all of the pieces of our wonderful world.
Working as an on-site program coordinator in Italy for CISabroad, I have a steep learning curve, but I’m loving the work, especially learning and sharing my newly acquired travel tips about Rome.
Reduce your stress during your travels by thinking through your packing ahead of time! These are my most important packing techniques that I’ve adopted over my years of European travel and two international moves.
In the case of the weekly Wordpress photo challenge “Life Imitates Art,” I’m abstaining from profundity of any kind and delving into this photo challenge quite literally, utilizing the immensity of my library of travel photography as a significant asset. I mean, doesn’t everybody love taking silly statue photos?
After spending most of the last five years of my life in Bologna, Italy, the day after Valentine’s Day will never be the same. With the same pioneering, rule-breaking spirit that the Italians have brought to art, fashion, engineering, architecture, and crime, they’ve also brought to Valentine’s Day by creating their own holiday celebrating singles everywhere (everywhere meaning: the more the merrier) called Saint Faustino’s Day. Happening annually on February 15th, the holiday would more appropriately be described as “clandestine lovers day.” Since today is Saint Faustino’s Day, and you might not find yourself anywhere near Italy, here’s a little story to get you inspired for next year’s party planning.