Florence, Italy: Part I – Karaoke, Carousels and Getting Lost


(I have to offer a brief apology…. The last six months have been completely chaotic for me, and unfortunately this blog paid a bit of a price for that. Between moving to a new apartment, computer issues to end all computer issues, several family members being hospitalized, health issues of my own, starting and ending a tumultuous new relationship, and plenty of visits from out of town family and friends, I just haven’t had a chance to really sit down and return to this post which I started all those months ago. But I’m here now, and will do my best to be better! So sorry!)

We bid a fond farewell to stunning Assisi, and I¬†can assure you that one day was simply not enough for me. I longed to sip wine from a bistro overlooking that gorgeous view, but alas, one of the main issues with a group trip is not having your own time frame. Continue reading “Florence, Italy: Part I – Karaoke, Carousels and Getting Lost”

Assisi, Italy: Marvelously Medieval


In 2006, for the first time in my life, I had the opportunity to take a trip off-continent to a country brimming¬†with history: Italy. The trip was offered through my high school, and our itinerary included Assisi, Florence, and Rome over the course of roughly one week (March break to be precise). Looking back, the only thing I regret from a trip that included food poisoning, getting lost, and other such fun tales, was that not enough people were willing to do the optional few days added on to see Pompeii, a place I’ve been dreaming of visiting for years. Continue reading “Assisi, Italy: Marvelously Medieval”