Guide to Santa Croce, Florence

It's not called the "Pantheon of the Italian Greats" for nothing! This gem is filled with amazing art, great stories, and the final resting places of many famous Italians!

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The Good and the Bad of Couchsurfing

A reflection on my first two drastically different Couchsurfing experiences.

A Daycation in Bath

I really didn't know what to expect from Bath, except of course, baths. But even then, I didn't know what to expect from those either. Overwhelmed by the entrance price to see the ancient Roman baths (16 pounds for adults; luckily I was able to get the student price of 12.25 pounds) I was thinking I … Continue reading A Daycation in Bath

A Day in Dubrovnik: a photo diary

In late February, my mom and I traveled to the fortified city of Dubrivnik, Croatia. The city was empty and every corner was picturesque. Here are some of my many (~300) pictures I took on our day of wandering:     https://www.pinterest.com/pin/118360296439626874/  

What You Might Not Know About Visiting Auschwitz

Auschwitz is one of those places I knew I needed to see to understand. So in spite of the tragic historical events that went on here, I was compelled to visit on my backpacking trip last Spring. I stayed in nearby Krakow and took the train in. It is a VERY powerful place. So although … Continue reading What You Might Not Know About Visiting Auschwitz