Photo Diary { Genoa, Italy }

The diversity within Italy itself is reason enough to love it. It’s a country steeped in history and rich in culture and the arts. Not to mention, it’s culinary credentials are out-of-this world. I spent six years in junior high/high school learning Italian, so this country, its culture, and its people all hold a special place […]

Happiness Is… { Boston Edition }

 A few weekends ago, the 4th of July to be exact, I took advantage of the two extra days off we got from work and hopped on a bus to visit some of my best friends from study abroad in Boston. After spending five way-too-short months in Europe together, the separation anxiety was starting to […]

Dear Geneve

Nearly 5 months, a dozen countries and countless memories later, my study abroad experience has come to a bittersweet end. In the wake of my departure from Geneva and Switzerland, I find myself looking into the distance in search for the Swiss Alps only to be greeted by the flattest of lands that stretches on for miles. […]

The Blue Balloon

For the past week and a half, I have been traveling around Spain and Portugal for Spring Break with some of my best friends from my study abroad program.   With so many stories and adventures to share, I figured it would be easiest to split up my Spring Break recap posts.  Hopefully you’ll be […]

11 Friends, 10 Days, 3 Cities

For the past week and a half, I have been traveling around Spain and Portugal for Spring Break with some of my best friends from my study abroad program.     With so many stories and adventures to share, I figured it would be easiest to split up my Spring Break recap posts.  Hopefully you’ll […]

Dear Prague

Dear Prague,   As my first foray into Eastern Europe, I couldn’t have been happier with my travels this weekend.  Everything about your city has left me in absolute awe.  I arrived on my flight from Geneva early Friday morning knowing very little about your customs and traditions.  However, I have cultivated the utmost respect […]

Refesber

Today marks the beginning of my 5 month study abroad journey in Geneva, Switzerland.  What the semester holds, I am not quite sure yet, but I hope it will be one filled with adventure, spontaneity, delicious food, and new friends.     I can’t quite pinpoint my emotions right now because they’re a mix of things, but […]

Happiness Is…

With the new school year underway, I figured it’d be a great time to do Round 2 of my “Happiness Is” series.  I realized I haven’t posted in a while, so I compiled a list of things that have made life a little brighter and this semester a little more bearable over these past few […]

Portland, Maine

A few weeks ago, over the 4th of July weekend, my family and I packed up our van and headed on a road-trip to Portland, Maine.  The story of how we chose this destination for our summer get-away is actually quite amusing.  In mid-June, I started developing these intense cravings for lobster rolls and they […]