Sestri Levante

Milano continues to impress me and awe me. One of the many reasons why: location. Drive a couple hours either way from center city, and you're somewhere totally different. Head up north, you can find Lake Como. Continue past the lake a bit and you can reach the Swiss Alps. A few weekends ago I … Continue reading Sestri Levante

t w e n t y- pt 2

Flashback to mid-April. May was right around the corner, which meant my birthday would be coming up soon as well. I started having some seriously mixed feelings about my impending birthday- because it would be the first one I would spend without any of my family with me. I had no plans for celebrating. I … Continue reading t w e n t y- pt 2

t w e n t y –

I turned twenty last week. I do not have my life together and perfectly planned as I always hoped I would by this point. I am not enrolled in college, working towards that perfect job and degree. And that's okay. To my high school, teenage self, here are a few things I wish you had known: Yes, … Continue reading t w e n t y –


Napoli may quite honestly be the armpit of Italy. Walk anywhere for more than five minutes and you'll find dog poop on the sidewalk and trash littering the streets (sometimes in piles). But if that's all you think that Napoli has to offer, if you stop there and run away from the strange smells, YOU … Continue reading Napoli


I'm almost 20 years old. I've moved across the ocean. I'm really working on this whole independent young adult thing here, but I've learned something: I need my momma. Always have, always will. I'm lucky enough to call my mom one of my best friends, and I've really missed coming home at the end of the day to her asking, "how was your day?" Technology … Continue reading MOM CAME TO ITALY

Roma.. A dream.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in the capital of Italia, Roma. Not only that, but I was able to see it during Easter weekend which was a magical dream. Friday late afternoon I flew out of Milan to Rome. I've mentioned before the beauty of European flights- but there is … Continue reading Roma.. A dream.


What you are about to read is my poor attempt at putting the beauty of Venice into words. Really, it cannot be done. But I hope to give you all a small glimpse of it. First, shout out to my three American ladies who made this weekend one of the best yet. You don't appreciate … Continue reading Venice