The Italianized Blonde

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Why do we travel?

Why do I travel? To remind myself that I am alive, that the world is so much greater and bigger than me. I travel to feel emotions that are too big for one place. I travel to make connections        To find myself while looking for others. I travel because it is where I belong even when I feel no sense of belonging in one place. I travel because the world is vast. I travel to understand      Different cultures, religions, ideologies       And realize that we aren’t so different after all. I  ...

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Over A Few Shots of Espresso-April 9th, 2018

A bit of a different unexpected life update This “over a glass of Vino” has been transformed into over a few shots of espresso as my travel plans have been thrown into chaos, and I’ve needed a few cups of coffee to power through my day! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and therefore there hasn’t been much new content on the blog, no worries after these few trips there will be lots coming in the months ahead! Currently, I’m stuck in Lyon, as France is experiencing a train strike. I  ...

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Spring Break Packing List for Europe

Packing List for a week in Europe in the Springtime Traveling to Europe in the Spring is a beautiful opportunity, it’s starting to warm up and flowers are blooming. It’s one of my favorite seasons in Italy. However, it can be tricky to pack because the temperatures can change quickly and you never know if it’ll rain. So, I spent some time putting together a packing list that should have you covered for all the weather, formal and casual events, and all fit into a carry-on suitcase.  ...

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Barbaresco: A Town Built on Wine

We all know Italy is famous for wine, but have you ever heard of Barbaresco? Many wine lovers know of Barbaresco as a great rich full bodied red wine, but did you know it is also a quaint little village in italy’s northwestern region of Piedmont? Barbaresco is a village that began to gain fame only in the last century, before 1894 it was only home to vitners who sold their nebbiolo grapes to be used in the more acclaimed red wine of the Langhe region, Barolo. However, a young man had an  ...

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