Is it worth visiting Cork?

View of Cork from the Shandon bell tower. The one word answer: YES. The (much longer) answer: Cork was one of my favorite cities of our whirlwind tour of Ireland (only Doolin ranked higher!) Why is it worth spending a day in Cork? What made our day in Cork so unique? Transportation Many people think... Continue Reading →

1:1000, Bohemian Ideals

Freedom. Truth. Beauty. Love. I rounded out August and started September right by spending the holiday weekend in New York, the big apple, one of my favorite cities in the whole world. This specific trip started with a $1 bus ticket and banter about my next trip to New York with Tori (a friend that... Continue Reading →

Where am I going?

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. August 2019. I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately. Reflecting on my past, on my present, on my future. Reflecting on my travels, reflecting on being home. Reflecting on making a new home. Picture the conversation. I'm pretty sure most people have had it in one way or another: "Don't worry,... Continue Reading →

Where have I been?

Hi. I'm back. The past few years of my life, since I started this blog, have been a non-stop whirlwind. A good one. But occasionally, one that made taking the time to produce consistent content (that I'm proud to publish) difficult. I debate whether to make this disclaimer for my disappearance or to dive back... Continue Reading →

1:1000, Umbrella & Roadtrip

You’re probably wondering the significance of the bedraggled umbrella, but you'll need to know a little bit before we get to that part of the story. A year ago (at the time this was written), my dad came to visit me in Florence. I had a required Chiantishire/ winery fieldtrip during the Saturday smack-dab in... Continue Reading →

Four Spots for Firenze Aperitivo

For those unfamiliar with the concept, think happy hour meets buffet... aperitivo is bound to be your new best friend. You pay one set price for a drink (take your pick of a cocktail, wine, beer, something non-alcoholic) and it comes with a buffet. The concept of a buffet can range from some chips and... Continue Reading →

30 Thoughts [After a Semester Abroad]

The looming nostalgia is suddenly amplified; everyday, I am reminded of what I was doing this time last year when I literally lived two blocks from the Duomo. Last week I was kindly reminded by Facebook and Google Photos that it was the year year anniversary of my departure from JFK and my arrival in Florence. I thought my open letter to the... Continue Reading →

1:1000, Snowy San Marino

San Marino, the country in the clouds. The micro nation is world renowned for one thing and one thing only: beautiful views.  That view should be behind me. As I scrolled through lists of places to visit in Italy, attempting to find a day trip for my dad and I to go on when he... Continue Reading →

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