Mahalo Kauai

I have traveled to a handful of places, but until Hawaii, I had never vacationed. The difference is really quite simple. Traveling is great, you experience more than words can explain while traveling, but it is physically (and sometimes emotionally) exhausting. On the other hand, vacationing is therapeutic and typically involves staying put and getting a nice tan. I’d like…

Nice is Nice

Nice is more than just a place in France. After a “layover” in Barcelona* we flew to the South of France for the weekend. We landed in Nice much later than anticipated, so as soon as we checked into our hotel, we dropped our bags off and went straight into town. The first day we…

Intoxicated in Ibiza

One night in Ibiza. Everyone describes Ibiza as “Vegas on Crack” which is true because basically everything goes in Ibiza. We landed on the island in the early afternoon, checked-in to our hotel by the port, and then immediately went to the strip. Similar to Vegas, there is a main strip of clubs, hotels, and restaurants…

Making it to Madrid

Aesthetically Madrid was absolutely amazing, but I actually did not have the best experience there. I hate to seem negative, but realistically, traveling has it’s ups and downs. The museums were extraordinary and the parks were stunningly beautiful, but beyond that my friends and I did not find Madrid to be too welcoming. Traveling can be tough, you’re…

Embark to Barça!

After an amazing summer studying abroad, I left Roma for Barcelona. Two of my friends from back home landed in Barcelona that same morning and were patiently waiting outside of my terminal. A bit delusional, the three of us eagerly rushed to our hotel on La Rambla street in the heart of Barcelona. We checked…

Ciao Italia! Si avrà sempre un posto nel mio cuore.

My eight short weeks in Italia were incredible. Before moving to Italy, I had never even been to Europe, and that transition was a challenging, yet such a rewarding experience. I truly miss traveling every weekend, the charming cities, the unbelievable meals, and most of all – all of the great friends I made there. From my very first week, I had gone…

Sono innamorato di Venezia

Ever since I was twelve years old, I have dreamed about going to Venice, Italy. I saw the movie The Italian Job and I absolutely fell in love with the city. The Italian Job is still one of my favorite movies – Charlize Theron, Aston Martins, and Venezia – What more could you ask for? I saved my favorite Italian…

When in Rome…

Rome was essentially a giant self-led history tour, and in just a couple of days, my friends and I managed to visit nearly every major destination. Through the scorching heat and the random flash floods – we came, we saw, we conquered. A couple of us arrived Friday evening, and we reluctantly agreed to wait until the following day to start exploring with the full group. On Saturday we…

Amalfi Coastin’

Day 1 – Capri: My roommates and I left Florence late Thursday night and arrived in Sorrento around 2am. We sluggishly checked in to Hotel Spicy (great name) and immediately passed out for our long first day ahead. All morning and the majority of Friday afternoon was spent commuting. We walked through town, down to the port, and then sailed across to the island of Capri. From…

Apennine Colossus

Before I left for Italy, a few places were suggested to me that I had to visit when I was living abroad. My brother suggested that I visit (and Instagram) the tumblr famous, Apennine Colossus at Villa di Pratolino. I researched online and eventually found out where it was located. I tied my sneakers, grabbed my camera,…