The Lasting Changes of 2016

2016 was the year this blog became shockingly quiet. I had been struggling with finding balance in-between working, traveling, blogging, and maintaining a social life ever since I started working back in 2013, but my struggles have gotten worse since. Maybe not actually worse, but my priorities shifted more and more as the years passed. I’m … Continue reading “The Lasting Changes of 2016”

Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016

A while ago, I stumbled upon a quote saying something like “whenever you want to say that you don’t have time, say you don’t want to make it a priority instead”. It may sound harsh, but it’s shockingly true: You can always make time for things that are a priority. And yes, in the last months, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of Spring 2016”

Five Essential Things To Do in Venice

I really thought I understood Italian cities by now. After my week-long art history field trip to Rome back in 2006, which was my first visit to Italy as a grown-up, I had returned to Italy’s capital in 2014 for several days and then visited Florence last year. I can order food in basic Italian and … Continue reading “Five Essential Things To Do in Venice”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank! Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition”

How to Avoid Tourist Crowds in Florence

Florence is easily one of the most touristy places in all of Europe. You can’t blame people for picking Florence as a must-see destination in Italy though: It’s an absolutely gorgeous city and it’s a dream to visit — for anyone who loves art, architecture, history, food, and scenic views. Florence is the essence of what … Continue reading “How to Avoid Tourist Crowds in Florence”

The Best Food Finds in Florence

Of course, I wanted to go to Florence for the art, the architecture, and the Renaissance history. But I can’t deny that I was looking forward to eating all the food. I mean, it’s Italy, right? Give me Italian pasta and gelato, and I’m a happy girl. Despite all my excitement though, I knew it wouldn’t … Continue reading “The Best Food Finds in Florence”

Photo Essay: The Best of March 2015

March somehow went by so quickly that I can barely believe it’s been four weeks since wrote my February round-up. But busy months always pass quickly, and March definitely was a busy month: From work obligations, to networking at the world’s biggest travel trade fair, to photo shoots, to a trip to Italy with my mom, … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of March 2015”

Photo Essay: Impressions from Florence

This photo essay doesn’t really need an introduction: I was in Florence last week, and yes, it was a dream. It was my first time there and was so thrilled to finally see all the famous art and architecture in person. The weather was perfectly springtime-y, I had gelato every day, I took way too … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Impressions from Florence”

Photo Essay: Rome in Black and White

Back when I still wanted to write a dozen or more review posts to end 2014, a “Best 14 photos of 2014” was definitely something on my agenda. I know I’ve been saying this ever since I first started stealing the boyfriend’s dSLR back in late 2012, but the last year was an important year for … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Rome in Black and White”

Photo Essay: Art Lover’s Rome

A while back, I compiled a massive photo essay from my spring getaway to Rome, which did surprisingly well. Lesson learned: People love photos from Italy — especially when these photos include a ridiculous amount of food and gelato images. I sure love those classic Italy impressions as well: When I go to a city … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Art Lover’s Rome”