Happy Birthday, Amanda!

Today is Amanda’s 25th birthday! In honor of her quarter century of life, she answered 25 questions so everyone can get to know her a little better!  Are you named after anyone? Yes, my middle name is after my grandma on my dad’s side  Where do you live? I currently live in Houston, Texas  Where… Read More Happy Birthday, Amanda!

Eating, Going, Living


On our whirlwind tour of Italy, Urbino was our final stop. I work at a university, and we send a group of 20-30 students to Urbino, Italy every spring to study abroad. I wish I was in college again just to participate in this program!   Urbino is the most beautiful little walled fortress city in… Read More Urbino

Eating, Going, Living


The lovely, underrated city of Torino turned out to be a magical weekend adventure in our Italian journey.  We headed to Torino to meet up with a group of my students who are studying abroad for the semester in Urbino (more on Urbino to come). They take a few weekend excursions as a group, and… Read More Torino

Eating, Going


If you are looking for a city filled with renaissance charm, natural beauty, breathtaking art, and amazing food, Florence is probably a trip you want to make. This was not my first trip to Italy, but it was the first time I have been in Florence. I was sent to Italy on a work trip… Read More Florence

Living, Planning

Meet Amanda

Why hello there! Before I continue, thank you for taking time to join us on our wonderful, crazy adventures across the world! My biggest passion in life is exploring both near and far, and I cannot wait to share these beautiful (pizza filled) memories with you!   I moved to Indonesia when I was 3 years… Read More Meet Amanda