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Amalfi Coast, Path of the Gods, and Pompeii, Italy Part 3

Amalfi Coast, Path of the Gods, and Pompeii, Italy Part 3

All the Views These are the pictures that Instagram totally sells you out on the Amalfi Coast. They are the high, teetering houses above the…

Florence with the Masses for Easter Sunday, Part 2

Florence with the Masses for Easter Sunday, Part 2

We planned our trip with travel in mind- we weren’t just visiting Italy, we were conquering it. After Siena, we took an early morning bus to…

Spring Break in Italy, Part 1 Siena

Spring Break in Italy, Part 1 Siena

Spring Break in Italy, Part 1 Siena Where did two weeks go? Better question- where did eight months go?! Time speeds up when there isn’t a…

Celebrating the Sentimental

Celebrating the Sentimental

Retirement Today my dad retired from the Coast Guard. I was so sad I couldn’t be there to celebrate in his last 31 years of service. When…

When the Romans Marched on Calahorra

When the Romans Marched on Calahorra

The weekend before Easter was supposed to be a calm time. A time when I recovered both physically and financially from my time in Portugal…

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Oh My! Exploring the Beauty of Portugal

When I first mentioned Portugal, my roommate gave me plenty of recommendations. He had just gone a month earlier and was one of the reasons…

Traveling Solo for the First Time

Traveling Solo for the First Time

This beginning of the end of my year in Spain starts with my solo trip to Lisbon. (And first solo trip eva.) Now starts, after a 3 month…

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

Why Lisbon, Portugal is A Must Visit

I had never been to Portugal. In fact, I can honestly say it never really was high on my list. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because in a way it…

How to Travel and Budget on 700 Euro A Month

How to Travel and Budget on 700 Euro A Month

I suppose I’ll go ahead and breach that subject of money and how I budget. An interesting topic at best, because when I initially got here…