Adventures of an American Fly on the Wall

I’ve come to the realization that Americans get a bad rep abroad. Something that I have noticed, especially here in Florence, is the massive ‘tourist culture’. Most people have a ‘vacation mentality’ when traveling, often because they are on exactly that – a vacation. Yet, something that seems to fly over the heads those who turn off the…

The Things We Carry

We carry too many things to travel light. Our fifty pound pounds bag are full of toothpaste, shampoo, medication, books, binders, paper, pens, moleskines, cameras, photographs, underwear, jackets, spotify playlists, kindles, books, library cards, water bottles, evil eyes, duct tape, art projects, biology notes, and BS. We don’t need half the things that we carry,…