Top 10 Takeaways of My Time in Italy

The following facts, tips, and figures of speech were compiled over my time spent in Rome, Pisa, Cascina, Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Milan, and Genova. I found them fascinating, comical, or thought-provoking, so I knew I had to share them on my blog!

Discovering Tuscany: Florence Edition

The guidebooks were correct on one thing: Florence is overflowing with tourists. I heard more English or German being spoken than I did Italian in this city of over 360,000 locals. If tourists are swarming, it must be for good reason. I almost didn't go because of low expectations and a lingering tiredness from the … Continue reading Discovering Tuscany: Florence Edition

The Tall Girl’s Essential Guide to Santorini, Greece

If you're headed to the dreamy Greek island of Santorini or contemplating a journey there, this is my tried and true guide on how to do it well. And on a college graduate's budget! CONQUERING SANTORINI Getting there: Take the fast ferry. The slow ferry won't be that much cheaper (if it is at all), … Continue reading The Tall Girl’s Essential Guide to Santorini, Greece

26 Things To Know About Israel

The nation of Israel is so unlike anywhere else I've been. I mentioned in my last post that I've experienced the most culture shock here, and I believe that has translated to learning the most lessons as well. I've promised myself to never stop learning. Having that degree on the wall (or stuffed away in the … Continue reading 26 Things To Know About Israel

Ireland Adventures Part 2

It was over in the blink of an eye. She was dropped down and lifted back up to vertical faster than she could yell out in an Irish accent, "Oh, Blarney!" as she'd planned to do. She left a tip for the men working, as it had to be a tough job holding onto people … Continue reading Ireland Adventures Part 2