From its Baroque cities and ever erupting volcano to its ancient Greek ruins and crystal clear waters, Sicily holds a beauty like no other. Take a trip down memory lane with Matt and I along Sicily's southern coast.
I grew up assuming that backpacking was not an option for me. Backpacking along with scuba diving was looped into the "too dangerous for diabetics" category in my head. A category, which I've only recently realized is completely ludicrous. Unlike scuba diving, no one (other than my mom) has ever told me that backpacking is [...]
So, it's been a while since I have written a travel post. That's because, since returning from Italy, I have remained mostly in San Diego. I am from San Diego, so being here doesn't feel like traveling, but rather like returning to a childhood memory. Recently, I've been pondering the meaning of home. I have [...]
“The hills are alive with the sound of music!” I wanted to jump from my bus and run singing through the green pastures of the pre-Alps of Bergamo province. To distract myself from this rather strange urge, I was content instead to spend the last ½ hour of my trip counting sheep. Total tally: 238 [...]
“U tuoi beddu ùocchiu verdu cùomu u mari.” I looked at my roommate Ivana for an explanation. She translated from Sicilian into Italian, “Your beautiful green eyes the color of the sea.” I smiled at the crusty fisherman before me, thinking, “But my eyes aren’t green, and the sea here is definitely blue.” He rewarded [...]