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Jesye Streisel
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In Venice Once Again
Last week I needed a change of scenery.  It was one of those weeks when it's just too hard to live away from everyone I love, and I needed to get out and distract myself. I thought about going shopping or heading to the park, calling a friend or getting a g...

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Burano: A Rainbow of a City
Even from a distance, the candy-colored houses of Burano stood out vividly.  Burano is a small journey within itself, and while this was my fourth visit to Venice , it was my first on the tiny island.  To get to the colorful island, you need to first take a...

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Easter in Florence: The Explosion of the Cart
Easter is a huge deal in Italy, and is celebrated with varying traditions all over the country.  In Florence, Easter is celebrated with the  Scorpio del Carro, which translates to the Explosion of the Cart. This tradition dates back to the First Crusades, w...

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Focaccia Trials
Remember a while back when I said I wanted to take advantage of living in Italy by learning as much as I could while here? (Exact words were " Be a better Italian "). Well, one of the ways I'm striving to be a better donna italiana is to learn to cook some ...

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Quick Picture Post: Back to Cervinia
I can't believe it took two years to head back to the ski town I adored so much! Odaliz, Laura and I found an apartment for rent this weekend and jumped at the chance to head back to Cervinia. Fondue, stunning views, mountain air, and another ski lesson (wh...

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Stavanger and Jorpeland
I loved Norway in a way I never expected to. The rolling hills, deep fjords, and ever-changing skies have been impossible to forget. Of course, hiking Preikestolen was the most momentous part of my trip, but exploring Jorpeland and Stavanger were quietly pe...

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San Francisco and Las Vegas
San Francisco with Krista Over the summer, I was reminded that should/when I move back to the United States, there are plenty of amazing cities to travel to. For my birthday, my parents booked me a ticket to see one of my sisters in San Francisco, Californi...

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Favorite Moments Around London
London is massive, and with so much to see, it's important to prioritize and plan. My mom and I are list-makers, and had come up with a massive list of everything we wanted to see and do while in London. However, after our first day we realized that wasn't ...

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Brussels
In my last post , I spoke about a website/app I use when I'm searching for a new place to visit, but am not quite sure where to go. Before a long weekend I had back and December, Odaliz and I looked on Skyscanner and found an inexpensive flight to Brussels ...

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In my last post, I spoke about a website/app I use when I'm searching for a new place to visit, but am not quite sure where to go. Before a long weekend I had back and December, Odaliz and I looked on Skyscanner and found an inexpensive flight to Brussels (...
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