• 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 USA,

    My One Month Update

    It’s been a little over a month since I arrived in Milano, and I still have so many mixed emotions. I promised I’d be candid about my experiences living abroad, so here they are… For as long as I can…

  • Dear USA,

    How the U.S. Abandoned a Holiday it Helped Birth

    Today is a particularly extraordinary one. Today, March 8th, is the 43rd International Women’s Day (IWD) since its inaugural observance by the United Nations in 1975. As an American, I was completely unaware that this public, unofficial holiday even existed…

  • 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…