• Dear Italy,

    Five Gelaterie Worth Visiting in Milano

    “You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but–when they stay–it’s for the same two things.” “What?” “Love and gelato.” -excerpt from Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch While that’s not the case for everyone who visits…

  • Dear Italy,

    26 and Careerless?

    When I was a pre-teen, I considered 26 “that age”–I imagined myself married with two kids, living in the suburbs and pursuing a fulfilling career. Well, in three months I turn 27, and have to confess that my current life…

  • Dear Italy,

    Five Reasons to Move to Italy

    Last week, I shared five things I despise most about living in Italy. I realize I may have ruffled some feathers with that post, and also might have come across as ungrateful and cynical; but, I refuse to conceal the ‘ugly’…

  • Dear Italy,

    Why I Moved

    I was 17 when the thought of moving to Italy first crossed my mind. It was August of 2008, and I had just spent three wonderful weeks on vacation traveling the boot with my family—stopping briefly in Venice, then making…