If I could sum up my experience in one phrase, Veni Vidi Amavi comes to mind. I came, I saw, I loved. It’s been 10 months since…… Read more “On Italy: A Reflection from study abroad”
Once the seat of a powerful and legendary empire, Rome has become a popular destination for most travelers, especially history lovers. Each year, tourists flock to the…… Read more “Long Live the ‘Eternal City’: Rome in two weeks”
As Tuscany’s capital, Florence allows travelers to experience the Italian Renaissance through its art and architecture. During the Medieval era, Florence was at the center of trade…… Read more “Home of the Renaissance: A Quick Guide to Florence, Italy”
As part of the Veni Vidi Amavi series, I made a travel video to supplement some of the stories I tell about the three weeks I spent…… Read more “Veni Vidi Amavi: A Travel Video”
Our last day in Florence was bittersweet. We met Isabella for our last excursion in a city so beautiful, I didn’t want to leave. Galleria dell’Accademia is… Read more "David, in all his glory!"
“We’re going to the Uffizi!” my friend said. Sitting at the breakfast table, I looked at her, half awake, eating a bowl of fruits. “Never heard of… Read more "Uffizi, who?"
“What do you know about Florence,” she said. We all looked around at each other. “The Italian Renaissance,” I answered. She smirked at me before saying, “Yes,… Read more "Off to the Duomo"
After a large breakfast, we met Richard in the lobby for our trip to the Vatican. I didn’t know what to expect. I was excited to finally… Read more "A Day at the Vatican"
On the verge of tears, I sat in baggage claim, alone. “Are you looking for your luggage?” he said in broken English. I looked up at the…… Read more “Lost Luggage”