The Italianized Blonde

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Exploring Genoa

Again and again I find myself falling in love with Italy. In three years, I have seen Italy’s shortcomings and I’ve had my meltdowns over bureaucratic chaos, but the historic charm, delicious food, and natural beauty continues to capture my heart daily. My most recent trip to Genoa (or Italian  ...

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lifestyle

The Art of Saying Goodbye

In the last two and a half years on my whirlwind travels spanning the globe, I have been fortunate enough to meet some pretty incredible people. The thing is though, when you aren’t ever in a place for very long, knowing that you will soon have to be saying goodbye is inevitable. So how  ...

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Barcelona Travel Guide

Barcelona, Spain has been one of my top most loved travel destinations yet. From the seaside cafes, outdoor markets, and authentic tapas to the rich culture and young energy this city brought me to life the moment I stepped in. It even managed to convince me to extend my trip a day longer so I  ...

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Living in Another Language

I remember waking up to the sun creeping through the blinds. I opened my computer that was resting next to me on the bed. The small clock in the upper right hand corner of the screen read 5:00am. It was still set to Eastern Standard Time, so I added on 6 hours. It was 11:00 am. I never slept so  ...

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What is Always in My Suitcase

Have you ever played that game: “If you could only bring one item when you were stranded on a desert island, what would it be?” I finally have my answer! It is also the answer to: “If you could only pack one thing for vacation, what would it be?” Last Christmas, my aunt gave me the most  ...

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