The Grays of Berlin in March

"Nobody comes to Berlin for the weather." Before cities shut down, flights were cancelled, masks/gloves/anxiety became the norm, jobs and lives were lost because of COVID-19, I traveled to Berlin this year. I was optimistic that in the world the flu would stay the flu, but that's not the case. We may not have a … Continue reading The Grays of Berlin in March

Surviving a Semester Studying Abroad

Study abroad students are an audience so near and dear to my heart since just three years ago I boarded a plane to leave my mom, home town and everything familiar for the longest stretch of time to date.  I look back on that baby version of myself with compassion often.  I loved Florence, I … Continue reading Surviving a Semester Studying Abroad

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I went to Italy for the First Time

Italy is a beautiful, sometimes confusing, country.  As embarrassing as it is to admit this now, I knew really nothing at all about Italy when I first went.  I'm talking about "what's the Ponte Vecchio" and "is this the Duomo" (when passing Santa Croce) nothing.  However the things I wish I knew before I first went … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I went to Italy for the First Time