I woke up in Veracruz City on the second to last day of 2016 having no idea I’d be going to bed that night in a jungle. Our hostel owner […]
“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 […]
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.
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.
This photo is perhaps the most “illustrious” of my “instants” so far. The photo isn’t meant to demonstrate fabulous composition, color, movement, etc. The photo taking is normal, but the […]
It snuck up on me…exactly one year ago today I left Bologna to return to family, friends, and career in the US. It hasn’t been an easy year, but […]
As I start out on this new adventure to Italy and beyond for the summer, I can’t help thinking it is going to be a good one. But really, I’ve […]
Just as Siena is stuck in time, I wish I could have gotten stuck in time in Siena. Like in Groundhog Day, I want to be living that weekend over […]
Italians find themselves at the sea nearly every summer weekend, whether they smartly rent or own a whole beach house, or just a few feet of sand under an umbrella. […]
Does your burning desire to travel keep you up at night? Do you speak any other languages? If no, are you an expert in skiing/snowboarding/sailing/scuba diving? No? Well, worry no […]
I have been away for a while. From this blog, I mean. I don’t anticipate that my absence has been noticed, but I have definitely missed it. And now I […]
Yes, it is Sunday night. Of course most of us have work or school commitments tomorrow. But why should that stop us from having fun? This is the Italian way […]