Barcelona’s Gaudi Sensory Overload

After spending an amazing time in the Netherlands,  I was fortunate enough to check out Barcelona before heading back to Madrid.  I didn’t know much about Barcelona, but a quick google search and I realized who was king here. Gaudi. I booked my Airbnb just 2 minutes from the Sagrada Familia and started planning my last…

Good News!

Hey everyone, I have excellent news! First and foremost, I have finally finished my master’s thesis for my Masters in International Ed. I turned it in yesterday, along with a form to submit for an award (which I’ll probably never get). But, hey. You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take, right? Secondly, I…

Ringing in the New Year in Rotterdam

After an amazing 2 days in Poland, Giulio and I set off for Rotterdam, Netherlands to celebrate New Years Eve with his brother. I love the Netherlands, and will never say no to a random trip whenever possible. Upon arriving we took the fast train to Rotterdam and arrived in less than 30 minutes from…

Unforgettable Italian-Polish Wedding in Gdansk

This isn’t going to be a very long post as the Bride and Groom wanted me to respect their privacy, but I just had to share the experience. After having spent Christmas in Turkey, our next step on our winter holiday was a wedding in Gdansk, Poland. This is something I had very much looked forward too all…

Personal Update From Madrid

Hey everyone! I know I haven’t been writing as much as I could be, but there are good reasons I promise! So as you may have noticed I just posted my Christmas entry, and we are almost in February meaning I’m really behind. I haven’t had time to write and catch up because my current…

Christmas in Turkey

Read about my week in Turkey for Christmas. I’ll be honest, this entry is a bit tame as I was sick for most of the trip. But! I will be going back to Turkey for Easter so I hope I’ll actually see some sights!

Cinderella in Taormina- My first Sicilian wedding

I’m back in Sicily once again! I just can’t get enough I guess. 😉 This time it isn’t only for a small vacation, but for the wedding of two magnificent people! I remember coming to Taormina the first time and seeing all the beautiful wedding parties walking up and down the street. I never thought,…

2017 Year Review in 27 Pictures

The year of 2017 has been a roller coaster. This year I have: Gained 20 pounds (going back to America) , I also lost 16 of those pounds in my 3 months here in Europe. I have lived, and traveled, to 4 different continents. I have added 6 new countries to my list of visited…

Weekend “Getaway” in Amazing Amsterdam

After a long, and difficult, couple of months in Madrid, I decided to book a quick getaway to the land of marijuana, prostitution, hot mayo, and waffles. Just a bit of backstory, this isn’t my first time in Holland. I have been once before to Amsterdam and Breda for a very strange reason. I’ll go…

Why I chose Teach and Learn

 Why I chose Teach & Learn With my Italian, French and Spanish skills sitting in the back of my head I thought there is no better way to use these languages than to live in Europe! While in Mokpo, South Korea, I told my Spanish club that Spain was my next destination. One of the…

My First Month in Madrid

Hey everyone! So I arrived in Madrid a couple of weeks ago and I’ve spent my time trying to sort out visas, abonos, bank accounts, housing, etc so you can imagine how busy I’ve been. That being said, most of my ducks are in a row now and I just finished my first month of the Teach and…

My Experience With an Italian “Hair Artist”

While in Messina, just a couple of days before my departure to Spain, I made a comment about how heavy my hair was feeling. I usually let my hair grow to about where my breasts are before I get annoyed and chop it all off. See, my mother is a hairdresser and has been the…