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Top Travel Resources for Italy and Abroad

Planning a trip is half of the fun of travel. Somehow a destination is planted inside my head. It sits there, sometimes for weeks and sometimes for years, and grows with each photo, article, TV show or blog post I see. Because I know it’s in there, everything I see or read about the destination is stored away until I have… Read more »

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Running While Traveling: The Park of Monza

It was February when I moved across the world – from the Midwest of the United States to Monza, Italy – to settle down into a small apartment with Marco. Though it was all very exciting and very new, when the novelty wore off I was left with too much free time and no view… Read more »

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Why I Study Languages

The benefits of bilingualism are proven. Studies show that knowing two or more languages makes us smarter, protects us from Alzheimer’s disease and allows the brain to look at things in a fresh way. Of course none of those are what pushed me to study Italian. I began my Italian language journey with a spark… Read more »

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

I get sick, a lot. As a child I was the first to catch the cold going around and the last to get better. As a college student I would consistently push my body to exhaustion. Taking more credit hours than necessary, having two instead of one job even though it was unnecessary, then packing… Read more »

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Traveling Without Technology

I love my phone. I love my phone so much that I panic when I don’t have it. I bring it with me from room to room. I bring it down the stairs when I’m going to lounge in the living room and back upstairs with me when I need to get more water or a snack… Read more »