Top Spots for Tourism in London

London is a fantastic, metropolitan city that offers just about anything you could imagine. Hidden gems lie around every corner: hipster cafes, fancy restaurants, quirky food spots, modern art exhibits, and so on. However, sometimes it's nice to join the tourists. So grab your fanny packs and let's take a look at the most popular... Continue Reading →

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Afternoon Tea at the May Fair

On a quiet English street not far from Buckingham Palace sits the May Fair Hotel. No doubt the May Fair is a perfect choice should you need an upscale hotel in close proximity to all the most famous sites in London. However, if you're looking for a nice spot to sit back and enjoy some... Continue Reading →

The Global Treasure Hunt

In the coming weeks, I am moving to London for a master's degree program. While over there, I will have the opportunity to travel to a variety of countries in Europe, each with a history, longer and richer than that of America. It is a perfect time to create a treasure hunt. For those of... Continue Reading →

Making it in Monterosso

Having enjoyed a busy trip in Venice and in Florence, I decided I needed a place to relax. What better place than Cinque Terre? As the name suggests, Cinque Terre is a group of Five Lands: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. I stayed in Monterosso, the largest of the villages. Now then, when I... Continue Reading →

Florence, the Best Italian City?

Rome may be the most famous city in Italy, but Florence is often considered the best Italian city to travel to. It is a city of amazing history, architecture, art, food, and shopping. Florence centers around its famed landmark, the Florence Cathedral, commonly referred to as Il Duomo (the Dome) for its massive dome, which... Continue Reading →

A Stop in San Gimignano

Just an hour southwest of Florence sits a small town upon a hill. Walk through the gates and down the cobblestone streets. Medieval towers and stone churches surround you.¬† No doubt, you will feel a part of the past because San Gimignano truly is a place preserved in history. Admittedly, there aren't many things to... Continue Reading →

Two Tuscan Wineries

As a gorgeous to the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is one of the most famous regions in Italy. Its food, art, and history are all legendary. But best of all is the wine: Chianti, Brunello, Super Tuscan, and many more. So it was imperative I visited a couple wineries while in Tuscany. Although... Continue Reading →

A Stroll through San Marco

See my first day in Venice here:¬†Italian Trip Stage One: Venice On my second day in Venice, I woke early for a stroll through Piazza San Marco. The square is Venice's main attraction. One look and it's easy to see why. There is the beautiful St. Mark's Basilica with its great arches and elaborate marble... Continue Reading →

Italian Trip Stage One: Venice

At last, my family and I have made it to Italy, the trip of a lifetime. Granted, there were a few hiccups: our limo's AC died and its transmission almost followed suit, my boarding pass wouldn't scan at the airport, my brand new luggage lost a wheel en route, and we all got lost trying... Continue Reading →

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