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Month: November 2016

Uptown NYC: A Tour of Holly Golightly’s Hot Spots

Uptown NYC: A Tour of Holly Golightly’s Hot Spots

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.” Famous lines once uttered by the fabulous Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Holly Golightly and New York City are two things that will always go together. I have always been fascinated by this movie and the city it’s set in. On this visit to New York, I was determined to go to as many spots that were in the film…

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San Marino: A Series of Mishaps

San Marino: A Series of Mishaps

It was as if the animal could smell my fear as it looked at me with its’ beady eyes. It purred inching closer to me and I nearly squealed when I felt it rub against my leg. As this unexpected scenario unfolded before me I could feel my vision begin to blur as my eyes puffed up and my throat started to close. For someone who was so excited to meet their first host family and see the house that…

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A Love Letter to New York City

A Love Letter to New York City

Scott Fitzgerald once wrote “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.” That is exactly how I feel each time I see the captivating city in the distance. I had been going to the city for years during hot summer days. Each time going to the same mainstream showcases of the city, like Time Square and downtown Manhattan….

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Adventures Near Assisi

Adventures Near Assisi

Assisi is a truly remarkable place. When I first arrived to Assisi, I was preparing to say goodbye but also to say hello to something new. Santa Maria degli Angeli, a town right next to Assisi, is where the program I signed up for did their week long orientation. So I said goodbye to my family that I wouldn’t see for months and began my new adventure alone. I remember how terrified I felt upon arrival, yet I couldn’t help…

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Ten Travel Films You Might Have Missed

Ten Travel Films You Might Have Missed

Watching a movie, film, or like they said back in the day, a talking picture, are all escapes for the mind. Films are something to get lost in, like you would a book; you become involved with the characters, wanting to know how it will all end. Travel movies add something extra to this immediate feeling of compassion, because not only do they insert you into other people’s thoughts and actions, but they also transport you into a whole different…

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A Quick Guide to the Amalfi Coast

A Quick Guide to the Amalfi Coast

Italy is a beautiful country and was my most anticipated country on this trip. When I first arrived, I flew into Rome and headed south. The differences between the north and south of Italy are incredible. Northerners call southerners lazy and southerners call northerners stuck up. I have found that the north of Italy is cleaner and much more like the U.S while the south is less clean and more religious. I haven’t spent too much time in the south of…

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