Staying in a Rifugio

When I thought of Italy, I imagined Roman ruins, cute little villages, and vineyards as far as I could see. What I didn’t image, were the beautiful, dramatic mountains. I honestly had no idea Italy had any real mountains here. But I have fallen head over heels in love with the Dolomites, the Italian Alps….

July Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

June Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

A Travel Guide to Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park

I’m a list maker, so naturally when I came to Europe, I made a list of all the places I wanted to visit while over here (I mean, aside from just writing “everything” on a piece of paper). Plitvice Lakes National Park was high up on the list (or the waterfall park as I still can’t…

May Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

April Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

March Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

How to Pack for a Week in Europe

One of the most stressful things about traveling is packing. Even after dozens of trips, packing still stresses me out. What if I pack too much? Or too little? What if my bag goes over the weight limit? Or the size limit?! Even though it can be stressful to pack, I like to look at…

February Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

If You Are Thinking of Visiting Italy…

One of the things I love most about living in Italy is getting visitors and showing them around my new (temporary) home. Our 4th round of visitors just left and our 5th will be on the way soon (with a possible extension and more visiting slots open 😉). I’ve been to Rome so many times…