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2014 Roundup and 2015 Preview

Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” I think that, in 2014, I managed to […]

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How I fell in Love with Rome

With less than two weeks left in Rome, it’s time to reflect on my last month and a half or so in this city.  It took me awhile, but it’s official: I have fallen in love with Rome.  It wasn’t a whirlwind romance, and it certainly wasn’t love at first sight, it was more like […]

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How I feel about living abroad in Rome

I have been in Italy working as an au pair for over a month now, and I have yet to write about what it is like.  I still have seven weeks of backpacking through Europe to write about, which I want to tackle in some kind of chronological order, but all of this is going […]

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Where have I been? Backpacking Europe!

A couple of months ago I wrote a post detailing my upcoming three-week trip to Europe entitled Europe 2014 Itinerary.  And after that post, I have not been heard from since.  Just kidding, although, it is partly true.  Why have I not shared my amazing glorious trip with you all?  Well, the answer is, simply, I […]

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Pompeii, the ride comes to life

  My first experience with Pompeii was the ride at Kings Dominion.   I loved that ride.  The glorious city enveloped in fire, magnificent ruins splayed around, and then the glorious drop, and the huge splash made for an excellent thrill ride.  I then went on to learn about the history of Pompeii and the […]

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Living history at the Colosseum

I felt like a tourist on my second day in Italy, running around the city, trying to soak up as much information and culture as humanly possible in such a short amount of time.  A good portion of the day was spent at the Colosseum. The Colosseum first brought up scenes from the handful of […]

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