A Letter of Hope to Florence

A Letter of Hope to Florence

  I came with the best of intentions, the greatest of hopes for your city, with dreams of marveling at world-famous art, strolling the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, and eating my weight in gelato on my 19th birthday. I envisioned classy Italian women going about their...
A Dip Into The Sorgeto Hot Springs

A Dip Into The Sorgeto Hot Springs

As mentioned in a previous post, Ischia was where I first had the opportunity to soak myself in a volcanic hot spring. Earlier that evening, seven of us had crammed ourselves into a tiny mini van that managed to squeeze itself at a ridiculously fast pace in and out of...
Casa di Giulietta, Verona

Casa di Giulietta, Verona

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Although it was four summers ago now, I remember Verona like it was just yesterday. Everyone knows...
Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Celebrating Birthdays Abroad

Birthdays. For a lot of people this is the most special day of the year, filled with elaborate plans and huge celebration. Personally, I get a bit overwhelmed by it all. All of the planning, RSVP’s, trying to decide what to do, being expected to do something. It all...
See TWO of the Seven Wonders of the World, CHECK!

See TWO of the Seven Wonders of the World, CHECK!

If ever I get to cross something off of my bucket list that I think is worthy of a blog post, I am going to do one. This is my first blog post regarding my bucket list. Although seeing the seven wonders of the world (any of the wonders from any of the lists, seeing as...
My Unfortunate Encounter with Florence.

My Unfortunate Encounter with Florence.

Unfortunate?! You might be wondering how on earth I could have an unfortunate encounter with Florence. All of my life I have been hearing marvelous things about Florence, a city full of inspiration and art and creativity. I had been told that, if ever I was in Italy,...
The Fairytale City Called Venice.

The Fairytale City Called Venice.

People are standing all around me, jammed into a bus like sardines, far too close for comfort and people are helplessly touching other people in ways that shouldn’t be allowed. A low chatter in a language I am unfamiliar with is buzzing throughout the bus that...
Ischia, Italy’s Gem.

Ischia, Italy’s Gem.

Everyone has memories of their “first times.” There’s your first kiss, your first speech, your first time on stage, your first new years, your first taste of freedom. For me, Ischia was an island of many firsts. Ischia is an island located on the...

MICHELLE • Journey To Bliss

MICHELLE • Journey To Bliss

On a journey of embracing new experiences, endless wandering, undying curiosity + designing a life filled with self-love, joy, positivity and that 'I can't believe this is actually my life' feeling.

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