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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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“3 Reasons to Visit Bologna”

There are many beautiful cities in Italy but only a few that are pin pointed on a map by visitors. You might think of Rome, Florence, Venice or maybe Cinque Terre, Milan or Sicily. These locations are popular around the world, and when planning a trip to Italy they are always at the top of the  ...

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“Culture Shock”

Since living in Italy I am quickly picking up on cultural differences between American and Italian culture and what IS or IS NOT important or expected on a daily basis. Of course these are all generalizations and cannot be true for every Italian person or place and will depend heavily on where  ...

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Venice: Real World Disney Land

The first birthdays my husband and I celebrated together we agreed that instead of buying presents for one another we would gift each other trips! It is one of my favorite traditions!! It is not just a present I love receiving, but also one I spend almost the whole year excited to plan for  ...

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Christmas Around Europe

   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Well, I know I’m a little late but who actually wants the holiday season to come to an end?! Not me! So in celebration of happy thoughts, cheery music, time with loved ones, decorations and all the clean, crisp air let me share a few pictures of my  ...

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What I packed for a weekend in London

Recently, I went for just a weekend trip to meet Emily in London. I love weekend getaways and finally after many trips I have mastered packing minimally with a good variety of options for a short vacation! Here is my general checklist for a three day trip: Two pairs of pants (or one pair of  ...

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