The Liebster Award!

I’m super excited because I’ve been nominated for The Liebster Award! This is an award passed from blogger to blogger to recognize new blogs that we really like and enjoy. The idea is to spread the word about upcoming blogs with less than 500 followers. I had no idea what it was, but I was very excitedContinue reading “The Liebster Award!”

Reverse Culture Shock

I’ve been in America for a little over a week now, even though it feels like I’ve been back for about two months already, and I’ve noticed some things I never have before and am learning to appreciate things I took for granted without even realizing it. I am missing Italy so much it hurtsContinue reading “Reverse Culture Shock”

“Italy isn’t a Country. It’s an emotion.”

“Italy isn’t a country, it’s an emotion.” Only those who have been to Italy can truly understand and relate to these words. There are many people who have been here longer than my four-month semester, however, it doesn’t take long to realize that that statement holds very true. To pinpoint exactly what emotion Italy isContinue reading ““Italy isn’t a Country. It’s an emotion.””

The Last Supper

After our long day in Florence, the family and I grabbed a very late dinner where we ordered far too much food and stuffed ourselves- I had my new favorite dish that I recently discovered- cacio e pepe, which is pecorino cheese and pepper, it sounds simple but it is fabulous. We finally called itContinue reading “The Last Supper”

Falling in Love with Florence

My family and I woke up early and headed down to the hotel restaurant to grab a quick breakfast. Because it was April 25, Italy’s Liberation Day, we wanted to give ourselves plenty of time to get to the train station to catch our train to Firenze for the day. Another perk of traveling withContinue reading “Falling in Love with Florence”

La Famiglia

After a wonderful stay in Sorrento, Positano and Capri the fam and I woke up to catch a train from the station in Naples to Rome, where they were staying until Sunday. We left two hours before our train and thought that would give us plenty of time to make it to the train station,Continue reading “La Famiglia”

Family reunion in Sorrento, Positano and Capri!

After going back and forth for days with a countdown with my dad, the day finally arrived- my family was coming to Italy! My dad, stepmom Renee, 10-year-old brother Nicky and seven-year-old sister Maddie were meeting me in the airport and we were flying to Naples where we would take a car to our hotel inContinue reading “Family reunion in Sorrento, Positano and Capri!”

The Journey through Five Lands- Cinque Terre

The day after our adventure to Tivoli, Jenny and I joined some more friends from UMD to hike through the towns of Cinque Terre. The towns that make up Cinque Terre are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Unfortunately Vernazza was closed due to flooding so we visited the other four. After anContinue reading “The Journey through Five Lands- Cinque Terre”

Rainbows and Waterfalls in Tivoli

This past weekend I was supposed to go to Florence and take a day trip to Cinque Terre. However, the company that organized it canceled it last minute and my friends and I were, honestly, relieved. It was expensive and it was going to get even more expensive when we got there. Also, it wasContinue reading “Rainbows and Waterfalls in Tivoli”

Living the High Life in the French Riviera

It seems as if I spend half of my time abroad packing and unpacking. I have even stopped fully unpacking because as soon as I unpack I have to pack all over again. Even though living out of a suitcase isn’t an ideal situation, I can’t complain because I am traveling the world every weekendContinue reading “Living the High Life in the French Riviera”