2018 Italy Planning: October Edition

So it honestly doesn't feel like I have done much this month so far but I think I have our itinerary more or less down and now just need to do some more research with final tweaks and prices. We arrive in Rome on December 27th at 11:35 am. That gives us time to pick [...]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Bucket Lists

I love making lists. I make lists for everything: groceries, weekly to dos, trip planning, packing, future goals, upcoming blog posts, you name it! I love the satisfaction of crossing items off a list. Heck, I'll even retroactively put something on a list that I already completed just to see it on there to cross [...]

2018 Fall & Winter Travel

Shockingly enough, we are NOT traveling for Thanksgiving, even though we still have the whole week off. Instead we are: HOSTING Thanksgiving. Terrifying indeed. But Will and I figured that it would be nice considering it's the first Thanksgiving in our house and my family's mainstay Thanksgiving host is traveling for the holiday. That left [...]

The Diversity of the Islamic World

One of the major themes running through out summer NEH program was tracing the diversity within the Islamic World. We had a chance to look through a variety of art forms to really examine if the term "Islamic World" is even appropriate. For example, what does a Mongolian shepherd have in common with an oil [...]

Seville AirBnb Review

This was our last AirBnb for the trip and we stayed here for 3 nights. This AirBnb was a little outside the historic center but we quickly realized that it was only 15 minute walk or so to the cathedral. We cooked one night in this apartment (something I love AirBnb for!) and had a [...]