Travel Essentials | Europe 2016

We all know that it’s best to travel light, so it’s important to find items that are lightweight and compact while still providing ultimate functionality. Since I’ve been in the midst of planning my upcoming backpacking trip to Europe, I began thinking of the various travel gadgets I might need to invest in before I step on that flight next September. Okay, perhaps “need” is taking it a bit far, so let’s just think of this as more of a wish-list. Without further adieu, here are some items I’m hoping to have in tow when I embark on my journey next fall. Continue reading

Trip Report | Italy 2012

See, this is why I should have started my travel journal/blog a bit sooner. Luckily, I jotted down some notes while I was traveling in Italy, but I still wish I had properly journaled everything in much greater detail. Just as a quick background, I went to Italy in March 2012 (three whole years ago?!) to visit my friend Laura, who was an Italian study abroad student while I was in Spain. We ended up being placed at the same university and our programs frequently planned outings together. We’ve been dear friends ever since! Continue reading