Last Days in Italy & Coming Home

My last few days were action packed in Italy! We homebased in Naples and had two day trips scheduled while we were there! Additionally, our last AirBNB in Naples had no wifi and no air conditioning! So, I am finally getting around to writing this post in the wee hours of the morning in the... Continue Reading →


When In Rome

Rome. The ancient city! It is a city that seems to have history everywhere you look. I was in Rome for around 5 days and those 5 days were the busiest consecutive days of my trip so far. Everyday had an agenda! And while not every day in Rome went according to plan, I was... Continue Reading →

Gardens & Keyholes

My time in Rome has officially started! After waiting out the transportation strike, we have finally been able to tour the city a bit more. One of my bucket list items was visiting the Giardino degli Aranci (The Orange Garden). The garden is just high enough to over-look Rome and in the distance you can... Continue Reading →

Postcards from Italy!

I love writing (and receiving) handwritten letters! I think they are something extra special and a dying form of communication. If you would like a postcard from Italy, send me your postal address via email at and I will send you a card!

A Day Off in Florence

I have never traveled internationally on my own agenda. When I lived in Kenya for two months, I was working as an intern at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology. When I was in Haiti for a week last year I was volunteering my time at the Wings of Hope home in Jacmel.... Continue Reading →

A Few Hours in Verona

Between Milan and Venice is Verona, famously the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” -Shakespeare I was only in Verona for a few hours and the majority... Continue Reading →


After an extra day in Paris and a 7.5 hour train trip, we finally arrived in Milan Monday afternoon! (Sorry it has taken me so long to write! My time has flown by!) Milan is incredibly different from Paris and I am much more comfortable in the culture of Milan than I was in Paris.... Continue Reading →

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