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A Girl Walks into a Bar

A Girl Walks into a Bar

The other night, two friends and I watched a game at a local sports bar. It was one of those rare Saturday nights where it’s too cold to put…

Reverse Culture Shock is Real

Reverse Culture Shock is Real

Hello! after a year hiatus! Partially due to additional travel, figuring it out… but really just not having the ability to pull myself back…

When You Have to Say Good-Bye for A Week Straight

When You Have to Say Good-Bye for A Week Straight

When I first moved here, I cryptically put a counter on my phone. One detailed how many days I had been in Spain, the other how many days I…

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…