Hurricane Season 2017 was devastating. On the personal front, my parents (in St. Martin) do have electricity again but still no phone service. I haven’t spoken to them since the day before Hurricane Irma. Most of the power is back in St. Martin, over 90%. Meanwhile in Puerto Rico, 80% of the island is still … Continue reading Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria – How to Help
I went to Florence for the first time during my second vacation in Italy. I stayed for a couple of days. My second trip was a few years later during the first month I lived in Italy. I couldn’t wait to leave both times. The second trip was over nine years ago and I believed … Continue reading I Used to Hate on Florence, Italy.
One of my friends, who owns a boutique travel agency in Italy, told me that finding four star hotels in Rome is difficult. She said there are great options at the five-star high-end level and at the economical end but there are too many four-stars that are really a three- star at best. Enter Le … Continue reading Life in Rome – Mini-break at Le Méridien Visconti Hotel
I stopped practicing yoga over fifteen years ago after I seriously injured my right wrist. I was taking “Power Yoga” classes and I don’t think I paid enough attention to what was going on with my body. I couldn’t focus long enough in class. My mind was always racing, thinking about all the things … Continue reading Eat, Pray, Move – Tuscany
Ciao Bloggisti, Friends of mine recently bought a weekend place in Spoleto and invited me up for a day. It’s about forty miles south east of Perugia. It was my first trip to Spoleto and I highly recommend a visit. The Historic Center is very charming with incredible views. I took a lot of photos. … Continue reading Life in Rome – Day Trip to Spoleto
Ciao Bloggisti, Here is the latest post from our intern, Ariella: Last week my classmates and I went to Amsterdam. My impression of the city upon arriving was very different to my expectations. The architecture reflects its history and age, serving as a unique backdrop for modern, urban life. I had preconceived notions of … Continue reading Art and Architecture with Ariella – Amsterdam
Ciao Bloggisti, This week is the first post from our new intern Ariella, who is studying abroad in Rome for the semester. She’s a student at Cornell University, with a double major in Fine Arts and Human Development. Every other Wednesday we hope to have a post from Ariella. We’re excited to hear her thoughts … Continue reading Art and Architecture with Ariella – Torino