I Accepted a Full Time Job

April 1, 2019

No that’s not an April Fool’s joke. Almost a decade ago, in September 2010, I gave notice at my job. I was working at the Society for Interventional Radiologists as a Publications Coordinator. It was a very entry level job that I was very lucky to have (I was hired about three weeks before the…

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Carnevale in Italy is for Locals

March 5, 2019

Many of you have probably heard of Venice’s famous Carnevale, with it’s elaborate masks and costumes. But did you know that Carnevale is actually a country-wide event in Italy? While Venice is mostly put on for tourists, most Carnevale celebrations are purely local. Every year in the weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday Italians celebrate…

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15 Photos from January/February 2019

February 25, 2019

I admit it, I’m getting all backed up again. I’ve been busy busy busy this year so far. Work, a little travel (Morocco!), a lot of illness being passed around, plus I am working on a novel in my spare time. That’s right, I write aritcles and books all day for work and do more…

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My Perfect Hobby: Counted Cross Stitch

February 13, 2019

This has nothing to do with travel, but it’s a big part of my life that I don’t talk about a whole lot, so I thought I would share. From 2010-2015 I spent a large part of my time living out of suitcases. It was a crazy exciting period of my life, where I got…

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Year in Review: My Favorite Moments of 2018

January 2, 2019

2018 was an interesting year. It was our first full year living in Italy. Our first year of living with a toddler, not a baby. Marcella’s first year of “school,” as we call daycare. It was a year of career flux, and ultimately, I think growth for both Mike and I. It was a busy,…

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20 Photos from November/December 2018

December 30, 2018

It got so far into December before I got around to doing my month round up post that I just decided to hold out for the end of the year. Thematically it makes sense anyways: the last couple months have been about celebrating the holidays to the max! It’s been a busy couple of months!…

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A Very Chilly Christmas Market Trip to Vienna

December 18, 2018

I’ve never really given Austria much thought. Sandwiched deep in central Europe, Austria always just seemed like Germany’s younger sister, not somewhere you would specifically make it a point to go visit. I was wrong. Austria is great, especially for family travel! Everything was very easy, and although German is incomprehensible to me, a lot…

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Evaluating 1 Year in Italy: Is it What We Expected?

November 6, 2018

A year really does go by so fast when you are busy with the business of living life. It’s hard to believe that a year ago we arrived in Italy- jetlagged and uncertain. Marcella would stay up all night manically playing until the people below us banged on the ceiling for her to be quiet.…

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10 Photos from October 2018

October 31, 2018

Well this month has been a rollercoaster. We started the month in Tulum, visiting ancient ruins and eating tacos. From there our travels took us to a beautiful family wedding in Cancun, then back to Italy where we’ve been practically hibernating the past couple weeks due to some sort of plague-like chest cold and massive…

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